School of Theology
Have you ever been listening to a sermon, and thought, “This is great but I’d really like to be able to go a bit deeper into some of this stuff”? Or do you read bits of the Bible and find yourself wondering how it all fits together? Or do you just want to know more about the Bible and have a better understanding of the things you believe? If you relate to any of these then the EQUIP School of Theology is designed with you in mind.
The School of Theology started in September 2010, and is now in its second year. One Saturday morning a month, for nine months in the year, people from St Bs and other local churches, come and learn together.
In the first year we take a journey through the whole of the Bible, looking at the history of the people of God, learning how the various books of the Bible either record this history or relate to it, and exploring the major themes of Kingdom and Covenant as they develop through the Old and New Testament.
Then in the second year we look at some of the big subjects of faith: What is God really like? Who is Jesus and what did he come to do? How do people get “saved” and what does “saved” mean anyway? What’s going to happen at the end of the age?
And all of this happens in a setting where we worship together, get to know one another as a learning community, and where we invite the Holy Spirit to work among us and allow time for him to apply truth to our lives in the way that he wants to. And if you miss one session, or just want to go over the material again, all our students are given access to handouts and recordings of the sessions through a dedicated EQUIP section on the website.
And don't just take our word for it ... this is what some of our present students have to say about the EQUIP School of Theology
H: Every month I have come away with a renewed desire to read my bible, to learn about God’s relationship with me. And every month God has spoken and ministered to me personally, deepening my relationship with him.
M: It has really made the Bible, as a whole, accessible to me ... and has been instrumental in grounding me more in Faith.
R: How privileged I feel to be attending this amazing biblical teaching which is accessible and so enjoyable. Thank you, St B’s.
M: The Equip course has opened my eyes and has challenged my thinking more than I imagined it ever would. I hate the lesson coming to an end and I can’t wait for the next lesson.
P: I have found the teaching inspirational, providing more clarity to my Christian beliefs. I am thankful and excited to attend each session.
So, does this sound like something you would be interested in?
This year's course is now full but we will be recruiting a new intake of students next spring for 2013. You don't need to have studied before or have any previous knowledge of “theology” ... all you need is a desire to learn and to grow as a follower of Jesus.
Watch this space for the next opportunity to particiapte in this course.