News (Page 7)

News (Page 7)

New Board Member

We’re delighted to welcome Mr Nigel Kenny to the College Board which is responsible for the governance and oversight of the work. Nigel is Scotland Officer for The Christian Institute and prior to that practised law for twenty years. He is married to Anne and they have two children. Nigel came to faith in Christ shortly before leaving school and as a student benefited greatly from the preaching of Eric Alexander at the Tron Church in Glasgow. This gave him…

Important Notice about the Bible in a Day seminar

Please note:  We have just discovered a technical problem with registrations for the Bible in a Day seminar on October 13th. If you have previously registered for the seminar – see details here – or have tried to register and have had problems doing so, please would you be so kind as to register again, using the form below.   We are encouraged by the response to this seminar but still more than happy to accept registrations.
Students listening to a lecture

Autumn 2018 Courses

We have just released our timetable for the autumn term which begins in October.  We believe this is the biggest and best programme we’ve yet put together, with a great line-up of gifted teachers,  and remember that ANYONE can come to ANY advertised course at EBC.  You can see the full details here and download a pdf here.  Why not take a look and see what you could study this autumn?  

Bible in a Day

The Bible in a Day seminar, written and presented by EBC’s Principal, Rev John Brand, has been well received in a number of churches in the UK and will be held again at EBC in the coming weeks. The seminar is designed to give you a good grasp of the whole Bible, identifying the unifying theme of the Scriptures and seeing how all the various parts interconnect.  It is interactive, with lots of opportunity for questions and discussion, and full…

EBC is Growing and Moving!

This past week the College Board approved a recommendation from the staff that we move the College base in Wester Hailes to Broxburn, just outside the city.   For the past five years we have been based on the premises of Wester Hailes Baptist Church on the western side of Edinburgh and we are grateful to the leadership and congregation for hosting us in that time.  However, we strongly believe the time is right for us to move slightly west…

New Lecturers at EBC

We are thrilled to be adding this immensely gifted and experienced couple to our team of lecturers at EBC. Adrian and Heather Holdsworth will both be having a significant input into our new Advanced Ministry Apprenticeship Programme which Adrian designed and which launches this autumn. Adrian has also joined our College Board and you can find out more about both of them here and here.

New Testament Manuscripts

In recent months we have been privileged to have teaching input from Dr Elijah Hixson, a New Testament scholar. Next Thursday, 21st June, Elijah is going to lead a special one-off seminar on the importance and significance of the New Testament manuscripts. We are making this seminar open to anyone who is interested. It is from 11am to 1pm and there is no charge. Please feel free to just turn up.

EBC Board

The College Board met for its regular quarterly meeting on June11th and we thought you might like to see a picture of the members in person and pray for them.  Apologies for the rear view of Eric Purves but you can see his face here!

Advanced Ministry Apprenticeship Programme

Since EBC started our Diploma course in 2013, we have been privileged to train Christian workers who are now serving in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Germany, USA and Poland.  There are also others who are doing further training or are simply better equipped to live for and serve the Saviour in their own community and church. At the heart of our commitment to training is a desire to see men and women equipped for practical ministry through a transformational engagement…

2018 Graduation Celebration

A reminder that our 2018 Graduation Celebration takes place on Thursday 14th June at 7pm. Our guest speaker is author, preacher, writer and apologist, Dr John Blanchard. As well as marking the end of another College year and celebrating the achievements of our students, we will have news of new courses, news from our ministry in Poland, details of our exciting Advanced Ministry Apprenticeship Programme which launches this autumn and more. Put the date in your diary – June 14th…

EBC in Poland

After many months of planning and preparation we have just launched our designated Polish website with details of training courses we are making specifically available to Christians in Poland.  This initiative has been spearheaded by one of our former students, Pastor Adam Urban, who is now pastoring a church in his home country. You can access to site here and if you have any Polish friends or contacts, please do make them aware of this resource.

Open Door Day

We’re always glad to welcome visitors to EBC, especially those considering a course of study, but we’re making a special effort on Friday 3rd March. If you, or anyone you know, are exploring study possibilities – either full-time or part-time – why not come along for even part of the day and see what we have got to offer. 9.00-9.30 Devotions 9.30-10.30 Bible Overview: John’s Gospel 10.30-11.00 Tea / coffee 11.00-1.00 Introduction to Children’s Work (part 1) 1.00-2.00 Lunch 2.00-4.00…

Spring Term at EBC

Our Spring term gets underway next week, and here are the three new courses we are teaching and which are open to anyone to attend.  Feel very free just to come and listen and enjoy or you can do the set assignments and gain study credits if you so wish.

Saturday Bible School

We are delighted to announce a new partnership between EBC and Roman Road Hall in Motherwell.  Our newest Saturday Bible School begins on Saturday 11th March 2017 and will be held on the second Saturday of every month, except for July or August.  EBC and Roman Road are keen to welcome anyone to come and enjoy a day of study and fellowship.  More information here

EBC Concentrated

We’ve just released details of our exciting new, one-year, EBC Concentrated course. It’s especially designed for those planning a gap year or career break, or perhaps who have just retired.  Check out the details here and pass the word on to anyone you think might be – or should be – interested.

Bible Reading Plan

Are you looking for a plan to help you read through the Bible in 2017? Look no further. Our Principal has compiled a chronological reading plan for the Bible that will take you through the whole of Scripture in one year in very manageable portions, tracing the storyline ‘as it happened’. The book costs just £3.50 plus £1 p&p and you can order by emailing It would also make a great Christmas present for someone.