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Manchester Bible School

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.

Venue: Emmanuel Centre, Nazarene Theological College, Dene Road, Didsbury, M20 2GU

Times: 7:30pm-9:30pm including a mid-session coffee break.

We look forward to seeing at Manchester Bible School.


Dates and Courses available for spring 2020

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

Mark

Led by a world-renowned New Testament scholar, this class will offer a journey through the Gospel according to Mark, with a particular emphasis on discipleship. What does Mark have to say to us about what it means to follow Jesus? In what ways does Mark offer an image of discipleship? What can Mark say to us in the 21st century? These questions, and many more, will be explored in this course.

Course Leader

Dr Kent Brower, Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Nazarene Theological College and author of Mark: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition (2012).

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Building thriving families in the 21st Century

What is ‘family’ in the UK today?  Above all it remains primarily an entity where relationships are built up, where love is expressed, and where life is created and/or nurtured.  With support, families can thrive through the big changes of life, and in both the good times and the difficult challenges.  This course will explore the diversity of modern families, the parental roles of mothers and fathers, and some key ways in which families can be helped to thrive, all with reference to biblical examples of family, and good (and not so good!) parenting.

Course Leader

Tony Sharp is the Project Manager of Who Let The Dads Out? at Care for the Family, a national charity which is motivated by Christian compassion to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties. Tony, and other Care for the Family staff with specialist parenting support knowledge will share their passion and experience in supporting mothers and fathers to parent well through all seasons of life.

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Is there a Place for Lament Today? The Importance of Lament in our Journey with God

The Bible calls us to be open and honest in our relationship with God. Throughout the Bible, particularly in the Psalms, the story of God includes the open and honest reflections, frustrations, and challenges of God’s people. This course will explore the practice of lament as a part of Christian discipleship and a means by which hope is restored.

Course Leaders

Revd Kat Wood and Revd Dr Joseph Wood. Kat is the pastor of Ashton Church of the Nazarene, a local town centre church in east Manchester. Joseph is lecturer in Church History at Nazarene Theological College, and also a part of the ministry team alongside Kat in Ashton.

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NEW for 2020, MBS Summer Sessions!

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

Real Change: Becoming More like Jesus in Everyday Life

Whether we are new Christians or mature, we all have areas of our lives which need transforming. Some of us tend towards anger or impatience, others towards jealousy or discontent. Some of us struggle with addictions and, in different ways, all of us still harbour pride in our hearts. God is not planning on leaving us this way!

As Philippians reminds us, God is going to bring to completion the good work he has already begun in us (Phil 1:6). But how does this process of change work?

Based on the “three trees” model from CCEF, Real Change is a course for anyone who wants to find out how the gospel changes us from the inside out – anyone who wants to take a look at what is going on in their heart and grow with God’s help to see Real Change.

Course Leader

Sally Orwin Lee. Sally worked for many years as a consultant in small businesses and charities.  Trained in Biblical Counselling with the Christian Counselling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) she provides counselling and training in the local church.  She teaches on the Biblical Counselling UK Certificate Course.  Sally is married to John, Mum to two, recently became a Grandmother and loves walking and knitting.

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Jeremiah

A broken prophet, a community in crisis, a weeping God – Nowhere else in the Bible can we meet these three elements in such fervour and depth as in the Book of Jeremiah. What does it mean to speak for God, in word and in person? How does healing come to God’s people? And how does God listen and speak in the midst of a crisis? Journeying through the complex literary and theological world of Jeremiah, we will wrestle with these questions and sharpen our skills in reading prophetic literature, theological thinking, and Christian application.

Course Leader: Dr Samuel Hildebrandt, Lecturer in Biblical Studies (Old Testament) at Nazarene Theological College. His research covers a wide range of Old Testament materials, but is focused primarily on prophetic literature, the poetry of the Psalms, and the dynamics of Hebrew narrative.

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Using Football and Sport as a tool for Evangelism

Community Football Outreach is an ideal starting point for churches interested in using football (or any sport!) as a tool to serve their community. The sessions will include a Biblical basis for using sport as an outreach tool; The templates and guides to start your own football/sport outreach; Roles & Responsibilities for church & Ambassadors; football sessions to use in your programme’.

Course Leaders

Ambassadors in Football, whose vision is to serve the local church, inspiring and equipping it to build Christ-centred relationships through football.

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For enquiries, please contact:

MBS Secretary, Fiona Montague  fiona_m999@hotmail.com

Nazarene Theological College  enquiries@nazarene.ac.uk

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