Posts by John Brand

Posts by John Brand

Why EBC? Ask Joshua

Joshua Truesdale graduated in 2019 with a Diploma in Applied Theology and in 2020 with a Licentiate in Theology, having successfully completed our third year Advanced Ministry Apprenticeship Programme In this interview with our Principal he shares why he chose EBC in the first place and why he would encourage others to do the same.

Pastoral Theology

EBC is committed to preparing God’s people for God’s purposes, and to do that especially within the context of the local church.  To that end, we take no greater pleasure than in preparing suitably gifted men for pastoral ministry. Our Diploma in Applied Theology covers all the usual and important subjects of Systematic Theology, Biblical Theology and Practical Theology and we put a great deal of emphasis on spiritual formation and disciplines as well as giving student opportunities for practical…

Why EBC? Ask Peter

Peter has just completed the first year of what we call ‘blended learning’ with EBC. This has enabled him to do some study via zoom classes while attending other classes in person as covid restrictions have allowed. That approach might also work for you, in which case we would be delighted to hear from you.

Why EBC: Ask Kevin

Kevin is currently studying with EBC, taking advantage of our zoom classes, and is hoping to do further study with us. Our Principal asked him why he chose EBC to study with and what he would say to other potential students who were exploring study options.

Why WBC? Ask Ian

Ian Llewelyn has just completed his Diploma in Applied Theology and is continuing into a third year of practical training at EBC. In this interview with the Principal he explains why he chose EBC over other training options, and why he would encourage others to do the same.

Why EBC? Ask Adam

Pastor Adam Urban of Poland, one of our first EBC Graduates, tells why he chose to study at EBC, and why he would encourage others to do the same.

The Holy Spirit

A Christian may not always be conscious of the Holy Spirit’s presence, but he would not even be a Christian in his absence.  John Blanchard Tragically, for many, the subject of the person and work of the Holy Spirt has become controversial and divisive. Our latest updated module closely examines what the Scriptures teach about the person and ministry of the third person of the Holy Spirit. More details here.

The Church

This is a subject that is almost uniquely close to the heart of God and therefore should be close to our hearts as well. Given how important the Church is to God we will not be surprised to discover that he has a great deal to say about the Church in the Scriptures.   The individual believer and the local congregation of believers that wants to grow in Christ-likeness and spiritual maturity will be the believer and congregation that brings themselves…

New Testament Overview

You can now complete an overview of the whole Bible, book by book, as we have added our updated New Testament overview module to the Old Testament one and the other individual subjects you can study with EBC.

Biblical Hermeneutics

Biblical Hermeneutics, or Bible Interpretation, may not sound the most fun or exciting subject to study but among comments made by previous students are: “I now understand the Bible so much better than I used to” “even in my own devotions I am getting more out of my Bible than before” In this module we’ll give you the tools to correctly understand and apply the teaching of any part of God’s Word, and it also provides the necessary foundation for…

Romans

We’ve just added Romans to our growing list of reformatted and revised individual modules which you can study via e-Learning with EBC.

Individual Subjects

We have now posted details of our revised modules on the Doctrines of God, Christ and the Scriptures, as well as on Acts and Leviticus – Hebrews. Why not register to study one of them? Many more to come, so watch this space.

Studying Individual Subjects

We are currently reformatting all our modules that can be studied via e-learning with EBC. We have around 60 students, mainly in UK but also further afield who are currently studying in this way – some to accumulate study credits towards a Certificate or Diploma, others just for the sheer joy and benefit of studying Scripture. Over the next few weeks we will be adding to the list of online subjects and uploading them here, so keep tabs on that…

Congratulations!

Many congratulations to our College Administrator, Kerstin Prill, who has recently graduated with a Higher Certificate in Christian Counselling with Distinction from the South African Theological Seminary, after a great deal of hard word work. Reflecting these strange days we all currently live in, Kerstin commented, “I graduated today watching a YouTube video while doing the washing up in the kitchen. What a strange world we live in.”

EBC Library

Thanks to the hard work of our Librarian, Valerie Robertson, our library of some 5,000 books (and growing) is now fully catalogued online and is beginning to look much more like a real library!

EBC Virtual Classrooms

There’s still time to register for one of our new virtual classrooms which start next week. We have new modules on Practical Praying, the Doctrines of Christ, The Church and The Holy Spirit, and one on Apocalyptic Literature. Registration is necessary but very simple, and the cost works out at just £5 per hour of inspirational teaching.

Creation Matters

A reminder that next week, on Thursday 22nd April, we have a special online day seminar on Creation Matters, with Prof Steve Taylor of Liverpool University. This should be inspirational and informational and only costs £30 (registration required). You can register here