CCM School of Theology

The School of Theology aims to enable, empower and inspire people to think theologically and to study and apply Scripture in a profound and life transforming way.  It is open to anyone: simple enough to be grasped, yet deep enough to be challenging. It is a great place to ask questions, challenge assumptions, stretch thinking and grow in faith.

School of Theology will give you a firm foundation in Biblical Theology, an understanding of how it relates to us in our day and an opportunity to grow in your own personal sense of calling. If you want to go deeper into God’s Word then don’t miss out. The course starts in January 2018 and runs over two years, with ten sessions each year.

Year one of the course covers the Old Testament with Year two covering the New Testament. Throughout both years we will also cover all the major topics of Theology.

DESIGNED TO FIT YOUR SCHEDULE
The course has been built to be accessible by people who have a lot going on in their work and home lives. We meet for one Saturday morning per month, from 9:00am until 12:30pm, and the optional assignments and further study are developed to fit into a busy life.

COURSE CONTENT

YEAR ONE(Including dates)

How Gods Story Shapes our Lives – Bible Overview & Doctrine of Scripture – January 20th 2018
Made for a Purpose – Genesis & Creation –  February 17th 2018
This is Our God – Exodus & The Character of God  – March 17th 2018
Understanding Our Biggest Problem – Leviticus to Deuteronomy & Sin – April 21st 2018
How to Advance God’s Kingdom – Joshua to Ruth & Mission – May 19th 2018
What is the Presence of God? – Samuel to Chronicles & the Presence of God – June 16th 2018
Engaging with God – Psalms, Worship & Prayer – September 15th 2018
Following God in a World That Hurts – Wisdom Literature & Suffering – October 20th 2018
How to Live for God in the World – Exile Literature & Engaging with Culture – November 17th 2018
You Have a Part to Play – Prophets & Spiritual Gifts – December 15th 2018

YEAR TWO(Dates to be confirmed)

The Relationship at the Heart of the Universe – John & The Trinity
What God Is Doing in the World – Synoptics & The Kingdom of God
God’s Power in Us – Acts 1-8 & The Holy Spirit
It’s All About Jesus – Paul’s Journeys/Letters & Christ
Know the Gospel; Preach the Gospel – Romans and Salvation
You Can Change – Corinthians and Sanctification
God’s Glory on Display – Ephesians & Church
Living with Spiritual Power – Hebrews to Jude & Spiritual Warfare
God Wins – Revelation & Eschatology
Bringing the Story Up to Date – Church History

Each session will contain a reading list of resources to consult for further study

COURSE SPEAKERS INCLUDE

David Devenish, Leader of New Frontiers International, Church planter and author of several books including Demolishing Strongholds

Liam Thatcher, Leader at Christ Church London

Andy Johnston, Leader at Kings Community Church in Southampton, and head of Catalyst Leadership training program.

Matt Fell, Runs the Intentional Discipleship year training programme for Relational Mission Movement

OTHER INFORMATION

The course paid for by Christ Church Manchester and therefore is free to applicants. Due to venue capacity, there will be a cap on numbers so we ask that people can commit to all dates. If you would like to apply please contact the course leader, Andy Brownlee to book a place.

Venue

All training sessions are held at Luther King House, Brighton Grove, Manchester, M14 5JP. Free parking is available on site or on the surrounding streets:

Course Leader

Andy Brownlee runs our School of Theology. Andy has an MA in Church History and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Missional Leadership. He is an elder at Christ Church Manchester and leads one of its sites: CCM:Withington.

Get Involved

If you’d like to get involved with the school of theology, then please email Andy Brownlee at: andy@ccm.org.uk