Autumn and Spring Courses
Autumn 2017 Courses
18th September - 16th October
Mondays - 7:30pm-9:30pm
1) ‘Fear, Faith and the Future: the Life and Theology of Martin Luther’
Nearly 500 years ago the Christian Church was shaken at the core. In this class we will explore a key figure of the Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther. We will take an in-depth look at his life and thinking and consider our Church today.
A great short course for anyone with an interest in Church history and how this informs and shapes contemporary Christian worship and the Church today.
Course leader: Joseph Wood
Dr Joseph Wood is a licensed Deacon in the Church of the Nazarene in Ashton. He has a passion for history, theological education, worship and service, seeing the relationship between the Church and the Academy as vital.
2) Connecting with your community
Following an introduction to theories and perspectives of mission and evangelism, a range of guest speakers will share their experiences and models of mission, evangelism and community outreach, including Ambassadors Football, ministry through Costa Coffee Live Lounge and Church Zoo (TBC). The final week will give space for reflection, discussion and opportunity to think about these models in your own church or community, and to share your own examples.
A great course for those with a desire to explore and learn from real examples of mission, evangelsim and community outreach.
Course leader: Facilitated by NTC Faculty
Guest speakers sharing their experiences and models of mission.
Spring 2018 Courses
26th February - 26th March
Mondays - 7:30pm-9:30pm
1) Judges – Salvation for a declining Church!
This study of the Book of Judges will explore the key characteristics of a community of faith beginning to spiral into decline, and the abounding grace of God in response, raising up his leaders in response. We explore how those themes both challenge and shape the struggles of the contemporary church.
Course leader: Rob Munro
Rev Dr Rob Munro is Rector of St Mary’s Cheadle, a member of the C of E General Synod, chairs the Fellowship of Word and Spirit, and is on the council of the Latimer Trust.
2) Series to be focussed on mission in relation to a current topical issue
New this year, we want to try and link this series with a topic that emerges from the autumn Bible School or a topic in the news nearer the time.
The theme for this course will be confirmed through the autumn sessions and publicised via social media and our existing email and postal contacts...it promises to be an exciting opportunity for dialogue and learning!
There will be opportunity to suggest topics for this series and help shape them though the autumn sessions.
WHO ARE THESE COURSES FOR?
Manchester Bible School aims to provide accessible courses equipping people with a deeper knowledge and practical applications of the Bible and theology in a context of fellowship. No previous academic qualifications are required – just a desire to learn. This is a great and affordable way to experience an introduction to further theological education.
The courses are suitable for Christians with a basic grounding in the faith, but who want to increase their knowledge of God’s Word to help them in their Christian lives and service. Some courses aim to introduce topics, while others will build on previous courses to deepen engagement with the topic.
Manchester Bible School is offered in partnership by Nazarene Theological College and Network.
Monday evenings, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Each 5 week course costs £30 (£20 unwaged)
The Emmanuel Centre, Nazarene Theological College
Dene Road, Didsbury, M20 2GU
For further information see http://nazarene.ac.uk/community/partners/manchester-bible-school/