“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15
The church needs disciples of Jesus who are zealous to become the best gift to the world that they can be! We want to do our part by offering high-quality, low-cost training to members of Emmanuel who want to push forward in their growth in the knowledge of God for the sake of His mission.
The Emmanuel Institute is designed to fulfil this need for training, taking into account the busyness of our lives. Training is delivered in blocks of one evening and one Saturday per month, over the course of two years (with breaks for Summer and Christmas). Between blocks, we supply preparatory material and extension tasks for reflection. See below for our proposed programme.
The modules fall into the broad categories of Theology, Ministry Formation and Mission, to provide a strong foundation for discerning and honing your own contribution to Christ's church. We believe that study and formation happen best in community, and to that end we will be looking to cultivate an ongoing rhythm of meetings and discussion across our sites and online settings.
We have priced this training at £250 per year, with an introductory offer of £150 for the first year. This represents unbeatable value and we urge you to consider applying. If finance is a problem for you, please speak to your site leader to enquire about further subsidies.
The course leader is Tim Jones (PhD King's College London and head of training at Emmanuel) and the teaching draws on the wisdom and experience of church leaders and teachers from our family of churches.
Who is it for?
Mature Christians in membership at Emmanuel seeking to go further theologically, intellectually and missionally whilst maintaining commitments elsewhere.
Capacity / Duration:
20 sessions (10 evenings and 10 days) over 2 years.
An evening and a day monthly (with Summer and Christmas breaks) and video / audio / reading content between blocks. Written assessments - 1 per year, with optional extension tasks
£250 per year (opening offer of £150 for the first year)
A broad grounding in the practice of theology, worldview emphasis. Articulated through Emmanuel values, Restoration heritage - city mission, word and Spirit, corporate prayer, worship, redemptive-historical theology. We're exploring the possibility of minor accreditation with Union who offer credits transferable towards further study with their institutions.
|6/10/22||The Extensive Gospel||8/10/22||Scripture Overview|
|3/11/22||Christ in the Old Testament||5/11/22||Scripture Overview|
|12/1/23||Elements of Gathered Church||14/1/23||Preaching|
|9/2/23||Creation in Church History||11/2/23||Genesis 1-3|
|16/3/23||What is a Disciple?||18/3/23||Discipleship and Mission|
|18/5/23||Transformationism||20/5/23||Apologetics and Polemics|
|15/6/23||Doctrine of Providence||17/6/23||Lessons from Church History (ER)|
|13/7/23||Cultural Norms||15/7/23||Gender and Sexuality (AB)|
Allister McGrath - Christian Theology / Christian Theology Reader
John Calvin - Institutes
R C Sproul - Essential Truths of the Christian Faith
Terry Virgo - Restoration in the Church / God's Lavish Grace
Edward Rhodes - Rooted
Edmund Clowney - The Unfolding Mystery
N T Wright and Michael Bird - The New Testament in Its World
Carson and Moo - An Introduction to the New Testament
John Drane - Introducing the Old Testament
Glynn Harrison - A Better Story
Chatraw and Allen - Apologetics at the Cross
Abraham Kuyper - Lectures on Calvinism
Alexander Strauch - Biblical Eldership
John Flavel - The Mystery of Providence
Andy McCullough - Global Humility
N T Wright - Virtue Reborn
If you would like to apply for Autumn 2022, please complete this form.
If you have specific questions about the programme, please contact email@example.com