Event — 9th May 2021
Ministers’ Summer School 2021
Greetings from NTC Manchester!
Our annual Ministers’ Summer School is slightly different this year as we appreciate that, for many ministers, this has been a year of ‘Zooming’ and many of you are still busy juggling responsibilities within an ever-changing landscape.
This year we thought that we would seek to offer you a more flexible approach to aid your Lifelong Learning so we’re providing a range of options for you to choose from, each hosted by NTC Manchester and one or two of our partner organisations. However, we know that our Summer School has also been a time to connect with one another more intentionally and so you’re warmly invited to an evening gathering on June 16th (7:00-9:30pm) where we look forward to participating in learning and worshipping together as ministers within various Wesleyan traditions. Our June Zoom gathering will take place online but, if you feel that you would like to gather locally in person, ministers are also invited to gather and Zoom together as your local Covid restrictions permit. Maybe you could share a meal together before the online session begins?
This isn’t an exhaustive list of all that’s available over the coming months, but we hope that there is something that will interest you and will help to enhance the ministry to which God has called you. Most of these are public events too, so feel free to share these with your congregations, colleagues, friends and families!
For Nazarene pastors you can also look out for the Lifelong Learning code for many of these events and use this when you come to log your learning on the global registry below:
We hope to see you soon,
The NTC Summer School Planning Team
For your information
Unless otherwise stated, all events this year will take place online. Connection details for June 16th will be circulated when registering and via the relevant webpages for other events. All times shown are based on UK/London time zone. Contact Louise Kenyon for any Summer School questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Event: Methodist Studies Seminars
Topic: Methodist Studies Seminar online via Zoom hosted by the Manchester Wesley Research Centre and Cliff College.
Date and time: Friday May 14th
More information and registration: Full details, including the registration link can be found on the MWRC website:
Free access to previous videos can be accessed online:
Undergraduate short courses
Topic and dates:
- Psalms and Wisdom June 1st – June 4th
- Contemporary Issues: What in the What in the World is Going On? Examining the Pandemic, Climate Change, and Mass Migration with the Eyes of Faith. June 1st – June 4th
- Church History June 1st – June 4th
- Wesley Studies June 7th – June 11th
- New Forms of Church June 7th – June 11th
More information and registration: A discounted rate to audit an UG unit for continuing education for ordained ministers is just £30. Full details as well as Postgraduate options and the registration links are available below
Manchester Bible School (5-week short evening courses)
- Unpacking the Many Victories Jesus Achieved on the Cross
- Using Music and Theology as Interpretation
- Speaking with the Bible about Mental Health
Date and time: Monday evenings 7:30pm-9:30pm, June 7th to July 5th
More information and registration: Visit the MBS webpage for full details and registration
Ministers’ Summer School June Zoom
Ministers who would usually attend our Ministers’ Summer School are warmly invited to an evening gathering via Zoom on June 16th where we look forward to participating in learning and worshipping together. Our June Zoom gathering will take place online but, if you feel that you would like to gather locally in person, ministers are also invited to gather and Zoom together as your local Covid restrictions permit. Maybe you could share a meal together before the online session begins?
- 7:00pm Welcome and introduction
- 7:15pm Main learning session and discussion (details coming soon)
- 8:55pm Comfort break
- 9:00pm Worship
- 9:30pm Finish or stay online to join a prayer or social space
Date and time: Wednesday June 16th, 7:00pm-9:30pm
Manchester Wesley Research Centre (MWRC) Annual Lecture
Topic: Professor Thomas A. Noble, ‘Theology and the Wesleyan Tradition’
Date and time: Tuesday June 22nd 5:00pm
More information and registration: Full details, including the registration link can be found on the MWRC website
BIAPT North West seminar (practical theology seminar)
Topic: A Critique of Discipleship Within Fresh Expression Literature: does discipleship reach those who do not go to church?
Date and time: Thursday June 24th, 2:00pm-3:15pm
NTC One Day Theology Conference (academic conference)
Topic: Presented by Dr Kent Brower (NTC). Reflections on Romans 14 (title to be confirmed).
Date and time: Friday June 25th, 3:00pm-4:30pm
More information and registration: Keep an eye on the NTC website for details or email email@example.com
Sydney Martin Memorial Lecture (public lecture with a practical theology focus)
Topic: The Future of the Past! Preserving, Valuing and Passing on the Legacy of African Caribbean Pentecostal Congregational Worship
Presented by: Dr Dulcie Dixon McKenzie – Director of the Centre for Black Theology, The Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham
Date and time: Monday June 28th, 7:30pm-9:00pm
(Church of the Nazarene British Isles South District Pastors Retreat. Please contact the District for details)
Undergraduate and Postgraduate units available at NTC
Topic: See website for details
Date and time: Various through term-time (11 weeks)
Didsbury Lectures (public lecture series)
Topic: Topic to be confirmed. Presented by Professor John M G Barclay
Date and time: October 25th-28th, 7:30pm-9:00pm
More information and registration: Full details, including the registration link available on the NTC website coming in September. A selection of previous lectures are available below
Manchester Bible School Autumn programme
Topic: Various topics to be confirmed
Date and time: Monday and Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm: November 1st – December 1st, 2021
More information and registration: Keep an eye on the MBS webpage for full details and registration