Our monthly School of Theology series bridges the gap between church and seminary teaching: delving into practical, biblical and systematic theology with the help of experienced speakers such as Revd Drs Ian Hamilton, Geoff Thomas, and Bill Schweitzer.
Students can enrol online or can attend classes at All Saints Presbyterian Church. We offer a Certificate in Theological Studies for those who successfully complete the course and related assignments.
Revd Geoff Thomas · Revd Dr Ian Hamilton · Revd Dr Bill Schweitzer · Revd Dr Peter Naylor · Professor Alan Thomas · Dr Chris Richards · Revd Dr Gary McKee · Revd. Andrew Kerr · Revd. Clover Todman · Revd Dr Drew Goodman
The curriculum will cover the major tenets of the Christian Faith, give an overview of the Old and New Testaments, and delve into issues facing Christians in the 21st century. Aspects of Systematic, Biblical and Applied Theology will be taught. It will mean delving deeper into God’s rich word! We are delighted to offer a discounted Banner of Truth bookstall.
Students may complete one essay on any of the subject areas covered on the course. The essay titles are available of the School of Theology Resource Hub. On completion of the course, they will be presented with a Certificate in Theological Studies. We plan to run a second year where others areas will will be covered. Those completing both years will receive a Diploma in Biblical and Systematic Theology.
Timetable for 2020/21 Academic Year
Saturday 19th September
0930-1030 – ST1 The Necessity of Systematic Theology – Revd. Geoff Thomas
1050-1150 – ST2 The Divine Value of Systematic Theology – Revd. Geoff Thomas
1200-1300 – PT1 Human sexuality – Dr Chris Richards
Saturday 24th October
0930-1030 – BT1 Making Disciples of All Nations – Revd. Dr Gary McKee
1050-1150 – BT 2 Teaching them to obey – Revd. Dr Gary McKee
1200-1300 – PT 2 Abortion – Dr Chris Richards
Saturday 19th December
0930-1030 – PT3 Depression – Professor Alan Thomas
1050-1150 – PT4 Dementia – Professor Alan Thomas
1200-1300 – ST3 Creation – Revd. Dr Bill Schweitzer
Saturday 16th January
0930-1030 – ST5 Doctrine of Angels – Revd. Geoff Thomas
1050 -1150 – ST6 Our Great Salvation – Revd. Geoff Thomas
1200-1300 – PT7 Preaching – Revd. Geoff Thomas
Saturday 20th February
0930-1030 – ST7 Christology – Revd. Dr Ian Hamilton
1050-1150 – ST8 Pneumatology – Revd. Dr Ian Hamilton
1200-1300 – PT8 Infertility – Revd. Dr Gary McKee
Saturday 20th March
0930-1030 – BT3 OT Introduction 1 – Revd. Andrew Kerr
1050-1150 – BT4 OT Introduction 2 – Revd. Andrew Kerr
1200-1300 – ST9 The Church – Revd. Dr Bill Schweitzer
Saturday 17th April
0930-1030 – ST10 Last Things – Revd. Dr Bill Schweitzer
1050-1150 – PT9 Bereavement Part I – Revd. Clover Todman
1200-1300 – PT10 Bereavement Part II – Revd. Clover Todman
Saturday 15th May
0930-1030 – BT5 OT Introduction 3 – Revd. Dr Peter Naylor
1050-1150 – BT6 OT Introduction 4 – Revd. Dr Peter Naylor
1200-1300 – BT7 OT Introduction 5 – Revd. Dr Peter Naylor
Saturday 19th June
0930-1030 – PT5 Anxiety – Professor Alan Thomas
1050-1150 – PT6 Psychosis – Professor Alan Thomas
1200-1300 – ST4 What is Man? – Revd. Dr Bill Schweitzer
Saturday 17th July
09030-1030 – BT8 NT Introduction (1) – Revd. Drew Goodman
1050-1150 – BT9 NT Introduction (2) – Revd. Drew Goodman
1200-1300 – BT10 NT Introduction (3) – Revd. Drew Goodman
The classes will take place once a month on Saturdays (9.30am – 1pm), according to Covid-19 guidelines.
The dates for 2020-2021 are:
19 September | 24 October | 19 December
16 January | 20 February | 20 March | 17 April | 15 May | 19 June | 17 July
Cost and Registration
- Students in full time education: free
- Saturday morning entry with refreshments and lunch provided by enjoybakes: £15
- Online access per session: £15
- Introductory offer for all classes September-December: £30
- Introductory offer for 2020/21 academic year: £110
If you plan to attend the classes in-person, register here.
Alternatively, if you would like to enrol as as online student you can register here.