Manchester Bible School

Manchester Bible School – 5-week Evening Classes for Those with a Desire to Learn

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.


Course Details and Registration

Summer 2022 Courses

Understanding the Bible

An introduction to basic hermeneutics

Online, Monday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th June and 4th July, 19:30-21:30

Course overview: This is an introductory course that will be delivered live via Zoom. It’s ideal for people who have some knowledge of the Bible – reading it in church and at home – but who want to go a bit deeper, to see the “big picture” of how it all holds together. We’ll look at the historical and literary backgrounds of the Bible as a whole and ask questions about inspiration and interpretation. “Hermeneutics” just means the way we interpret these ancient writings. And that provides the basis for the next phase – the tough bit! – where we learn to apply them to our lives.

Course leader: Revd Dr Ken Baker is a teaching pastor at Redcatch Community Church in Bristol. He is an enthusiastic and engaging communicator with a range of teaching and ministry experiences.

Nazarene Pastors LLL Code: 82960 (1 hour per class)

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Healing Prayer with the Bible

Learning simple skills in praying for healing, both physical and in the area of hurtful memories

Course overview: This course is ideal for those who would like to find more confidence to pray for healing with those who are unwell. The course will include teaching on the authority Jesus gave to his disciples, the importance of faith, and the presence of the Holy Spirit. Printed booklets of notes will be available for each week with opportunities for practising healing prayer in groups.

Course leader: Bishop Graham Dow is assistant Bishop in the Dioceses of Chester and Manchester.

Nazarene Pastors LLL Code: 26601 (1 hour per class)


Full Price £35 / Concessions** £25

*We are unable to provide recordings of MBS sessions but will circulate any presentations or handouts that our guest speakers make available

**Concessions include: Students 16+ (NTC students free registration); people with a disability; unemployed; retired.

MBS on the Road

MBS on the Road is a new initiative that brings the Manchester Bible School experience to your church community.

Details of current partners and projects are listed on this page. If you’re interested in partnering with us for a short course at your church, please email Revd Louise Kenyon.


12 Step Bible Study

Time: Fridays at 7.30pm, beginning 27th May 2022

Venue: CHURCH ON THE STREET, 1-7 Hammerton Street, Burnley, BB11 1NA

Course Tutor: Pastor Mick Fleming