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 Victorian era. He was a man of great faith, never making appeals for money, but simply praying to God for all that was needed. During his lifetime he received £1,500,000 in money and gifts in kind. At present day prices, this would be over £100m.
Müllers has been involved in theological education for over 25 years, through its Practical Theology Course. This has been newly updated and revised and renamed the Scripture, Theology and Culture course. The course remains the same at its core but it has been brought up to date with contemporary topics and to address society’s changing questions. Throughout the course, students will Encounter Jesus, Examine the Bible, Explore Theology, Evaluate Presuppositions and Engage with Culture, and it is our prayer that they will be enabled to cultivate deep theological roots, and thereby develop more fruitful lives.
The course runs on Tuesdays, from 9.15-4pm, from September until June. We try to maintain an academic rigour while being interactive and participative in teaching style. There is also the opportunity to receive an accreditation certificate in Scripture, Theology and Culture at either Level 3 or Level 4. The course is free, and open to all, regardless of their prior educational achievement. For the 2022-2023 course, we hope to meet in person at Loft House all day for live, in-person teaching. For further details, please contact Philip Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Introducing the Bible & Methods of Biblical Interpretation
An Introduction to the Old Testament
Jesus and the Gospels
Paul Amongst the Apostles: New Testament Letters
Endurance and Hardship: The New Testament Witness
Biblical Worldview: exploring how interpretation forms practice
Mission & Culture: Engaging with Contemporary Culture
Doctrine: how and why the faith was formed, and who did it
What is the Church? What the Church is and how it functions
The Church in Today’s Culture: Obedience to the Gospel in a fluid world
Creation, Agriculture and Discipleship
The Bible, Theology and the Arts
Key figures from Church History
A Biblical Text through History
Hurts, Healing, Hope and Wholeness
Detailed Scriptural Study
In addition, we hope to offer a digital course starting in September that will consist of six modules. Students will access the material via a range of Blended Learning activities that they can access at a time that is most convenient for them. In addition to this, there will be tutorial video sessions for students to discuss this material and explore more deeply, as well as several in-person meeting times on Saturdays throughout the year. To find out more, please contact Philip Thomas (email@example.com).
“I’ve been reminded and had reinforced by the course that the Lord does not want a bunch of robots, but thinking, enquiring, choosing, convicted hearts and minds. I have felt convicted that it is the Christian duty to prayerfully learn and try to understand, even though we will never get to the bottom of everything.” (Lilly, Bristol)
“The course has reignited my interest in reading the Bible. I am learning to think about passages in context and explore the important threads that run through the whole book. I feel my idea of God has got much bigger but at the same time more directly relevant to my life. I am coming to understand that I am sent to be a witness to those around me, wherever I am, and that this doesn't mean I have to have all the answers, just that I need to rely on God for them and that's enough.” (Jo, Bristol)