EQUIPPED: Evening courses to resource the local Church
£125 – £375
EQUIPPED: Evening courses to resource the local Church

EQUIPPED: Evening courses to resource the local Church

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Moorlands College (Christchurch Campus)

Sopley, United Kingdom

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Now in its fifth year, Equipped has grown out of our desire at Moorlands College to support the teaching of local churches beyond our Bachelors and Masters programmes.

We have been greatly encouraged by the overwhelming popularity of Equipped, as people see the difference it can make to their local church and community life. One student described the impact Equipped made in her life this way:

“The course is brilliant! You meet other Christians of all ages and backgrounds. The teaching is practical and high quality—I learned such a lot in a short time—and had fun too!”


Canon Dr Bill Merrington


Pastoral Care and Counselling with Canon Dr Bill Merrington
With an emphasis on teaching, discussion and experience, this Equipped course covers the essentials of pastoral care and counselling, including self-awareness; counselling skills; ethical frameworks; empathy and unconditional acceptance; person-centred methods and other models (cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic and Christian approaches). Designed to help you progress onto other Christian counselling courses, Pastoral Care and Counselling will help you reflect on your self, your experiences, and your interactions—and use your reflective ability to further your personal and professional development.

7–9pm, Mondays over three terms
10 October–28 November 2016; 16 January–6 March 2017; 24 April–26 June 2017 (excluding Bank Holidays)

Bill Merrington is a chaplain, psychologist, clergyman and supervisor of counsellors. Bill lectures at Bournemouth University and theological colleges in counselling and bereavement issues. He has written over 12 books. Bill is a former board member of the Association of Christian Counsellors.


Helen Morris


Christian Theology in an Age of Scepticism with Helen Morris
Does God exist? How do we know what we know? What is freedom? Why is there suffering in the world? This Equipped course is an opportunity to investigate some of the fundamental questions of life from a theological standpoint, adopting a Christian perspective whilst engaging with other worldviews (particularly secularism) by way of comparison and contrast. This course is designed to help you think through your own beliefs about the fundamental building blocks of life,and so assess Lewis’ claim that God is not just the light to which we look, but the light by which we see.

7–9pm, Mondays over one term
10 October–28 November 2016

A lecturer in Applied Theology at Moorlands, Helen Morris has a particular interest in the relationship between Christianity and culture, prompted in part by her time spent teaching English in post-tsunami Thailand. Her doctoral studies are in the area of contemporary ecclesiology.

SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE £50!
Book Christian Theology in an Age of Scepticism (usually £125) and Biblical Archaeology in an Age of Scepticism (usually £125) together for just £200.


Dr Chris Sinkinson


Biblical Archaeology in an Age of Scepticism with Dr Chris Sinkinson
Does the Bible describe real history, or is it a loose collection of myths and legends from the ancient world? This Equipped course, designed to help you discern fact from fiction, is an opportunity to explore the evidence that has emerged across the Middle East for the events, people and places in the biblical record. What is archaeology and how can it cast light on the way the Bible is read? From the pyramids of Egypt to the palaces of Persia, prepare to encounter hoaxes, treasure, conspiracies and artefacts all from the comfort of Moorlands College.

7–9pm, Mondays over one term
16 January–6 March 2017

Prior to joining the teaching team at Moorlands, Chris Sinkinson worked in student ministry and pastored a local church for 12 years. He has been regularly involved in the Bethsaida Excavations Project, where he helped in the archaeological excavation of a town from the time of King David. Chris has written a number of books and articles on apologetics and archaeology.

SPECIAL OFFER: SAVE £50!
Book Biblical Archaeology in an Age of Scepticism (usually £125) and Christian Theology in an Age of Scepticism (usually £125) together for just £200.

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