New Study Group in Seahouses

A new study group will meet at the Seahouses hostel between 5:30-8:00pm on Thursday evenings, commencing on 16 September. The group will meet most, but not every week during term time.

Some students will be training for Reader ministry, others will join them in studying for a Durham University award in Theology & Ministry, but most will be Auditors, i.e. studying a range of aspects of theology without engaging in a full programme or completing any assignments.

Here are our modules for the academic year 2010/11:

Introduction to Worship and Preaching*
This is an introductory module not only to worship and preaching and their place in the Church today, but also to the programme as a whole. Auditors will not be expected to preach if they take this module!

Christian Mission**
A study of the Church’s outreach from earliest times to today and an exploration of contemporary understandings of mission and evangelism.

Introduction to the Old and New Testaments**
A look at some of the books of the Bible, how they have been understood and how they can be interpreted.

Living Faith – Christian Doctrine and its relevance today*
An introduction to the origins and development of the Church’s understanding of the doctrine of God; Jesus, the Cross and salvation; Trinity; the Creeds; personal belief and corporate belonging today.

Pastoral Care*
A look at the principles of pastoral care in a variety of contexts. Includes listening skills, pastoral encounters; offering care.

Cost for the academic year 2010/11
Independent students working towards a Durham University award: £1,400.
Auditors committing to the whole year: £120
Auditors attending individual modules: *short module, cost £20 **longer module, cost £35

Please contact Jenny Crawford, Lindisfarne Administrator, by email or telephone 0191 270 4144 with any queries or to request an application form.

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