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Manchester Bible School

Do you have a desire to learn?

Why not try one of our 5-week evening classes?

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.

Courses are offered on Monday evenings over two 5-week periods; one in the autumn, the other in the spring, from 7:30pm-9:30pm including a mid-session coffee break. They are held in the Emmanuel Centre here at NTC.

Happy Birthday MBS!

Join our 46th-year Celebrations!

April 8th, 2019, 7:30pm, in the NTC Café

This year we are celebrating 46 years of Manchester Bible School (in its current form) and you’re an important part of this! We’d love for you to come along to this FREE extra week on April 8th, to help us celebrate. Our guest speaker is Chick Yuill so why not join us for an evening of short reflections from MBS past and present, some teaching and thoughts from Chick, hear about new plans for 2019/20 – and of course there’ll be cake and food!

Read more about our guest speaker Chick Yuill on his website HERE

Student Discount on books with CLC Bookshop! If you want to carry on exploring the things you’ve looked at on your MBS course CLC Bookshop will be joining us throughout the evening and will have available a number of books relating to the topics we’ve looked at through MBS this term. A minimum of 15% student discount of the RRP will apply. In addition, orders placed and paid for at the bookstall will be delivered free of charge.

A message from CLC: Many things are worse than finding that the last copy of the book you wanted has just been bought, but why run the risk?  Just send an email to sheffield@clcbookshops.com as soon as you can and whatever you are interested in browsing can be set aside for you – with no obligation to buy. Please use MBC bookstall as your subject line, if possible. Bear in mind that we’ll have to order anything that’s out of stock or print-on-demand, so don’t delay in sending your request/s. We look forward to seeing you on the 8th!

Manchester Bible School programme, 2019-2020

We are super organised so you can save the dates for the next MBS programme.

We will be announcing the programme over the coming months and details of how you can register. In the meantime, you can scroll down this page to see some of the topics that we’ve covered this spring. We hope you find this list of dates helpful and we look forward to seeing you over the coming year.

Dates for autumn 2019

  • September 16th
  • September 23rd
  • September 30th
  • October 7th
  • October 14th
  • October 21st-24th, no MBS but join us for the Didsbury Lectures with Dr Michael Lodahl

Dates for spring 2020

  • February 24th
  • March 2nd
  • March 9th
  • March 16th
  • March 23rd

NEW for 2020, MBS Summer Sessions!

We’re excited to announce that we will be creating more choice and flexibility to study through MBS by adding another 5 sessions to our annual programme from June 2020. Save the dates!

  • June 8th
  • June 15th
  • June 22nd
  • June 29th
  • July 6th

Spring Courses are underway!

(March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and April 1st)

Option 1: God’s Masterpiece. How your everyday work finds ultimate purpose and joy in Jesus Christ.

Tracing the Bible’s big themes of creation, fall, redemption and recreation we’ll explore how our faith in Jesus impacts work. Whether you’re just starting work or nearing retirement; paid or unpaid; permanent, part-time, freelance or shift based; successful or struggling… God’s good plan for work is for all of us.

Course leader
Revd Peter Horlock is the Co-Director at Ministry 2 Business & Business Missioner in Manchester Diocese and Chaplain for Manchester City FC. www.ministry2business.co.uk


Option 2: Introduction to the Historical Books of the Old Testament

Through this course, you will have the opportunity to focus on the 12 books of the Bible known as the Historical Books. This course will look at over 600 years of Israel’s history and the lessons that helped to prepare God’s people for the coming of Jesus the Messiah. You will meet some fascinating characters such as Joshua, Esther, Jeremiah, Ruth, and Ezra who will illuminate the story of God’s people from the occupation of Canaan through the rise and fall of the northern and southern kingdoms, and the return and rebuilding of Jerusalem in the Persian period.

Course leader

Jonathan Dawson is the pastor at Ford’s Lane Evangelical Church in Bramhall. With many years of experience working, teaching and preaching in church and community, Jonathan is passionate about the Word of God and helping to make this relevant and accessible for everyone.


Option 3: Atonement Studies: Unpacking the Many Victories Jesus Achieved on the Cross.

Why did Jesus have to die on the cross, why couldn’t he just preach and ascend into heaven and avoid this horrible death? Do we only need to focus on Jesus taking away our guilt, or is reconciliation, defeating Satan, and so on, just as important? Jesus’ sacrifice is so important and the foundation of the Christian faith, and by exploring such questions, it can allow
us to connect more with God and the many victories he won for us. This will also enable us to worship the Lord Jesus with more appreciation, and discuss it with others with increased confidence.

Course leader

André Adefope grew up in London and is currently living in Manchester. He has over 15 years experience preaching and teaching, and has been part of many charities involved in evangelism, discipleship, and community transformation. He’s the author of Same Cross New Questions and The Dating Dilemma. He currently works for the Naked Truth Project.


Each course costs £35, or £25 for the unwaged.

Register online from April 8th

For enquiries, please contact:

MBS Secretary, Fiona Montague  fiona_m999@hotmail.com

Nazarene Theological College  enquiries@nazarene.ac.uk