This is our core course, structured around four disciplines, all of which are vital for an effective equipping and preparation for ministry.
The Scriptures – the inspired and inerrant Word of God – are at the very heart of everything we believe, teach and practice. A large proportion of the course consists in studying the Bible, both at an overview level – stressing its unity and discovering its dominant theme – and also at the detailed level as we study individual books and passages.
All Christians need to clearly grasp what they believe and why they believe it. Over the course students will engage with all the major doctrines of the Christian faith and consider something of the historical development of those truths as well as some of the ongoing debates about them.
In this part of the course students will study a range of subjects that demonstrate the practical application of biblical truth; subjects like church history, missions, preaching, and ethics. Equally importantly, a strong emphasis of the course is on the personal application of biblical truth that is designed to transform the believer into the likeness of the Saviour. Be prepared to spend quality time in prayer and worship, memorising Scripture and being challenged about your spiritual life and growth.
The best training for ministry is one in which the student gets their hands dirty, as it were. There is a learning and training that can’t be done in the classroom and we provide that. There are opportunities for evangelism and outreach, public speaking and preaching. All students are formally attached to a local evangelical church where they will have opportunities to serve and learn and some of these practical aspects of the course can be carried out under the auspices of the church following discussions between the church and the College.
The usual cost for this course, when taken over two years is £3,500 per year.
You can download the application form for this course below. Please note that as part of the application process we will require a full commendation and reference from your home church.