Lindisfarne Expands Opportunities for Study

We are delighted to announce additional study opportunities for the coming academic year. In addition to our current delivery in Durham and North Shields, we are responding to requests to deliver our Durham University validated course in more venues and at different times of the day. In September we will be delivering the course, mostly during the day, in Northumberland, and (as long as numbers make it viable) also intend to offer daytime classes at Church House, North Shields, avoiding the need to travel on those dark winter nights.

Steve Metcalfe attends Whitley Bay Baptist Church and is studying as an independent student for a BA in Theology & Ministry. He writes, “Studying with Lindisfarne, as part of a group of students from different backgrounds, gives me a broader understanding of the overall Christian faith, and that in itself is a good thing. Ideas are shared between the students and all have a chance to join in the discussions. I am enjoying the course immensely, especially the residential weekends – and having the chance to study locally is a bonus. ”

In Lindisfarne’s first year 60 students have been studying on its Durham University validated programme. Some have been training for ordination, others for Reader ministry, and quite a few as independent students. A small number have attended the course just out of interest, without wanting to commit to essay writing.

Jenny Gilbertson is coming to the end of her first year of Reader training; at the end of three years she will have completed a Diploma in Theology & Ministry, “All of the modules I have taken so far have been stimulating and relevant, not only to my future ministry as a Reader but for my own spiritual growth as well.”

In order to find out more, why not come along to our Lindisfarne Enquirers’ Evening on Thursday 29 April 2010? This event is for anyone who may be interested in studying on our validated course (or any of our other programmes) from this autumn.

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