DATE: January 11th, 18th, 25th: February 1st, 8th, 22nd (not 15th) March 8th,15th, 22nd, 29th (Not 1st)
TIME: 7.15pm - 9.30pm
COST: £40 for ten sessions
VENUE: Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Langford Lane, Kidlington, OX5 1GF
TUTOR: Rev Dr Beren Hartless (Director of Curate Training, Oxford Diocese) Ruth Kinahan (Oxford University)
This course aims to help participants read the Bible with more confidence and understanding. It provides an overview of both Old and New Testaments, and an introduction to some of the different genres they contain. Essential for ordinands and LLM's in training, this course is also well-suited for those with authorisation to preach and anyone interested in discovering more about the Bible.
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THE DIOCESE OF OXFORD
EQUIPPING FOR LIFE
Who are these courses for?
These courses are for those training as Licensed Lay Ministers or for ordination, and also a growing number of people with a passion to simply learn more about their faith, about God and our place in his world.
What level? Will I cope?
You don’t need qualifications or prior experience to get the most from these courses. While we do provide a more structured learning environment than is possible in a local church, sessions are pitched at a level well within the grasp of most adult learners. Level 4 courses are introductory and assume no prior knowledge. Level 5 is more ‘intermediate’ and assumes some prior learning or experience at Level 4. Saturday courses often cover more practical areas of ministry and can be good taster sessions for other courses.
Will I need to do any assignments? Is there any homework?
While assessed work is compulsory for Ordinands and LLMs in training, there is no pressure for other ‘interested learners’ to do marked assignments. Some sessions involve an element of preparation but we do understand that life is busy and not everyone enjoys independent study.
Validation and awards
Our evening courses are delivered as part of the national Common Awards programme validated by Durham University. So should you opt for assessed work and wish to take things a step further, it is possible to work towards a formal ‘Certificate of Higher Education’ in Theology, Mission and Ministry from Durham. Please ask about this if you are interested.