Partnering with local organisations and churches to equip, empower and resource as they reach out into their communities.
George Müller cared for 10,000 orphaned children in Bristol during the 19th Century. He never made appeals for money, trusting implicitly in God, he received £1,500,000 in answer to prayer. At present day prices, this would be well over £86,000,000.
The Müllers Course provides an opportunity to explore the application of theological insights to the practicalities of daily life, equipping our regional partners. The course is more interested in how the Christian faith, founded on the Bible, is worked out in the everyday lives of believers and less in academic debate.
Running from September until June, participants spend Tuesdays from 9:30 – 4:00 covering 85 different topics through teaching, discussion, group-work and debate. There is also the opportunity to receive an accreditation certificate in Practical Theology at Level 3. The course is open to all, regardless of their prior educational achievement.
'As someone who had led an independent church in Bristol for eight years I recognised my need for some fresh teaching and perspective to keep my ministry effective. The Practical Theology Course was an ideal opportunity for me to take time out on a weekly basis to be led in worship, encouraged, stimulated and challenged. As there is no compulsory requirement to undertake the formal assessments, I was able to do so without adding burden to a busy ministry schedule. It has been a fantastic experience, which I can recommend to anyone who is considering serving in ministry or already in a position of leadership to remain sharp.' Andrew Yelland, Leader of Crofts End, St George
'The Practical Theology course has been such an amazing blessing to me. I am so thankful that I have been able to attend. The course content is well thought out and interesting; the other speakers and teachers bring variety and different perspectives. I can honestly say that I look forward to Tuesdays as a really special part of my week. The day starts with a time of worship which is always a blessing. We study a wide variety of subjects and have discussions and debates which are good opportunities to see how others feel about issues that face Christians today. My understanding of the Bible is much clearer, as well as my understanding of why other Christians believe what they believe. I feel that the course has really helped me in my walk with God. My confidence in hearing God has grown and I hope that this is just the beginning of my journey to a deeper understanding of the Bible and a more effective life for my God whom I love and serve.' Fiona Lightwood, member of Hope Church, Worle
‘The Müllers course has been really helpful in my role as youth minister, as well as in my personal discipleship. Having the opportunity to go deeper into the Bible has grown my confidence in teaching, my heart for people and my love for God. I am able to relevantly communicate to young people and peers how Scriptures relate to our modern day life with a renewed passion and clearer understanding.’ Joel Preston, Youth Worker at St Michael’s, Stoke Gifford