Do you have a desire to learn? Then 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.
Autumn 2021 courses – registration now open!
(Monday and Wednesday evenings 1st November – 1st December)
Monday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th November: Theology of Lament and seeking the well-being of the community
Lifelong Learning Code for Nazarene Pastors: 99930
Course Overview: Laments are a crucial part of life’s journey. Lament causes us to listen deeply and respond anew with hope as we seek the shalom of the wider society.
This class is suitable for someone who wants to explore what it means to seek the wellbeing of the city (Jeremiah 29:7) and bring hope instead of brokenness. In the Christian life pain is part of our discipleship and prophetic witness as we anticipate new possibilities. We will look at the scriptures and in conversation explore what it means for our contexts. We value conversation and questions in all our classes and Powerpoint presentations will be used to support learning through this class.
Course Leader: Dr Marijke Hoek is pastoral worker in South Manchester Family Church and guest lecturer. She is involved in the development of new community projects and passionate about communicating the good news in the media, and is Co-editor of Micah’s Challenge and Carnival Kingdom.
Monday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th November: A Journey Through the New Testament
Lifelong Learning Code for Nazarene Pastors: 68413
Course overview: This is a great introductory course for anyone wanting to explore the big picture of the story of God presented through the New Testament of the Bible. Using a range of resources this course will provide space for people to ask questions and learn together in a friendly environment and seeks to help people grow deeper in their encounter with Scripture and understanding the Bible storyline.
Course leader: Mark Tomlinson is a ‘Bible Explorer’ qualified presenter, going into Primary Schools and teaching children the ‘Big Picture’ of the Bible. He is also a Children’s Specialist under the name ‘Primary Focus’, with more than 44 years of ministry involving the leading of children and young people. Mark is a gifted communicator and is as passionate about supporting, encouraging, equipping, and training leaders, as he is about teaching children about God, Jesus, and the Bible.
Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November and 1st December: Letters of John – Knowing the Love of God
Lifelong Learning Code for Nazarene Pastors: 53653
Course overview: When alternatives abound, how do we know that faith in Jesus is the ultimate reality, and that faith in Him is the only sure foundation for life? This largely exegetical course will explore John’s letters so as to hear and apply their challenge to contemporary church and our own personal faith. This will be a great course for anyone seeking to better understand the Scriptures and apply them; particularly those who lead, preach, or teach others.
Course leader: Rev Dr Rob Munro. Rob has been Rector of Cheadle Parish Church for the last 18 years – the church where he was converted in his teens. He is a member of the C of E General Synod, and various charitable trusts, mainly pursuing his passion of bringing contemporary reformed theology to the wider church.
Course delivery will be through videoconferencing*
Costs: 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.
Registration Opens soon…