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Porterbrook Seminary

Seminary Courses in Your Context

Porterbrook Seminary allows you to study in-depth in the context of your ministry over 3 years. Bring solid theology into conversation with mission. Get input from world-class theologians and pastor-practitioners that will shape your ministry.

Applications closed for 2014-15. All new applicants will be added to waiting list and informed if spaces become available

Porterbrook Seminary provides affordable, non-residential training for church leadership with a strong missional dimension, enabling students to study in the context of their ministries.

Who Is It For?

  • For church leaders and planters to train in the context of ministry
  • An affordable and flexible college level course that prepares people for leadership

Study Commitment

  • 3 years (or study a year at a time)
  • 10 hours study a week
  • 3 residentials a year (1 week in September, 1 week in June, 1 weekend in February)
  • 5 seminar days a year (through attendance or by Skype)
  • 7 assignments a year

Modules Covered

The course runs as a rolling program. Students enrol in September and take the year on offer.

Year  A

  • Applied biblical theology
  • The Gospels
  • God and Christology
  • Issues in Gospel change
  • Evangelism and apologetics
  • Church history overview
  • Bible teaching skills
  • Missional reflection

Year  B

  • Biblical theology
  • Old Testament narrative and prophecy
  • Soteriology
  • Foundations of gospel change
  • Culture and context
  • Mission history overview
  • Bible teaching skills
  • Missional reflection

Year  C

  • Biblical hermeneutics
  • Paul and his writings
  • Ecclesiology and eschatology
  • Gospel coaching
  • Church leadership OR
  • Church planting OR
  • Cross-cultural mission OR
  • Missional life and leadership
  • Bible language tools
  • Bible teaching skills
  • Missional reflection