Welcome to NTC online
NTC Online is an exciting new initiative, designed for persons who have an interest in learning more about the Bible, theology, church history, or ministry, but do not have the time, nor the need, to pursue a degree-level qualification*.
Delivered by our own NTC Faculty, past and present, NTC online provides an opportunity for learning wherever you are. We have two video-based courses that will inspire, challenge and deepen your faith and understanding. *These are not credit-bearing courses for degree level study.
Cost: £50 per course or £80 for both courses
There are two video-based courses currently available, Church History or Reading the Bible, see below for more details and enjoy learning with NTC online.
If you already know which course you wish to join, you can register below.
NEW for Autumn 2021!
Online short course ‘Exegesis for the Pulpit’
Tuesday 9th November 2021, 19:30-21:30 for four weeks
Course overview: aims to help potential or practicing preachers bridge the gap that sometimes exists between solid biblical study and the craft of effective preaching. Homiletics deserves full attention as we navigate the challenges of the postmodern world that are particularly relevant in Europe and across the Western world as a whole. How do we faithfully and creatively communicate the Word of God amidst the often-competing ideas, concepts, and practices that are swirling around and within the church today? This course will stimulate, encourage, and equip people who want to hone the necessary disciplines of preaching that impacts the contemporary world.
Course Tutor: Revd Dr Wesley White
Wesley (Wes) White lives in Glasgow, Scotland. He has been married to Cynthia for 37 years. He holds a PhD in theology from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, USA, and a DMin in preaching from Denver Seminary, Denver, Colorado, USA. Wes teaches part-time at the Nazarene Theological College in Manchester. He is also the pastor of the Upper Room Church in Glasgow, a church that is entirely designed to minister to Muslim-background refugees. Wes has also recently been named as associate pastor for mission and church-planting at the Parkhead Nazarene Church in the East End of Glasgow.
Mode of delivery: Zoom (online only)
9th November 2021 | Biblical Exegesis: Exploring the discipline and craft of honest exegesis, based on a selected passage of Scripture.
16th November 2021 | Rhetorical Strategy: Learning the skills of effective communication, including body language, pace, the use of illustrative material and authentically adopting the dramatic arts.
23rd November 2021 | Reflection and preparation week
30th November 2021 | Actual Delivery: Bearing fruit in the giving a of a short sermon based on your selected passage that demonstrates thorough work in both biblical exegesis and rhetorical strategy.
Come prepared to share about a preacher who has influenced you and why.
Choose to read one or more of the following…
David Buttrick, Homiletic: Moves and Structures (Fortress, 1987)
Gordon Fee, New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors (Westminster John Knox, 2002)
Walter Kaiser, Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching (Baker, 1981)
Timothy Keller, Preaching: Communicating Faith in an Age of Scepticism (Hodder & Stoughton, 2015)
John R.W. Stott, Between Two Worlds: The Art of Preaching in the Twentieth Century (Eerdmans, 1982)