Christian Formation

Christian Formation

Religious education contributes to building churches.

Language of Instruction

2 years (120 ECTS)

The religious education reform in the Church of Norway has created a great need for qualified teachers and parish catechists. The catechist is the church's leading teacher. Providing children and youth knowledge of Christianity through stories, experiences, rituals, and play is an important task of the catechist.

The master's programme in Christian Formation is a two-year program that includes the teacher training program (PPU). Thus the candidates obtain a double qualification for work in both churches and in schools.

The graduate is responsible for

  • safeguarding the Church's teaching of children, youth and adults
  • facilitating the work of the church for lifelong learning in the Christian faith
  • conducting leadership training, coordinating cooperation with schools, various organisations and municipal agencies
  • helping to create good arenas in the church for spiritual and human growth


This study programme does not have an English description. Please go to the Norwegian version of this page for the Norwegian description!