In context training needs to be … in context

There’s been a lot of rethinking and reforming going on around theological education in the UK. One of the big moves has been towards providing training away from the seminary campus and in the local context. There has always been the option of distance learning but the provision of Union’s Learning Communities model and Crosslands flexacademy take things up a level. Continue reading

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#ActBC Trainee opportunities

We have opportunities for people to train with us in urban mission and church planting.  We are looking for individuals and couples who believe that they have a calling to share the good news about Jesus in our urban communities with a particular focus on estate and inner city ministry. Continue reading

Come and Train with us – ActBC Trainees

Hannes being commissioned for return to Austria

We are offering training opportunities to people who are seriously investigating a calling to urban mission – i.e. Church Planting and/or church revitalisation in inner city and estate contexts. Our own immediate concern is to encourage church planting and revitalisation in the urban West Midlands (especially, Sandwell, West Birmingham and the Black Country). However, we also would love to see people going on to pastoral ministry in other contexts (we have already see one trainee, Hannes return to Austria as an associate pastor).

Training with us will include:

Training in Theology, Pastoral Counselling and Bible teaching. This will be through: Continue reading

Reforming our Theological Training -Who is Responsible?

The latest contribution to the conversation about Theological Training comes from John Benton, editor of Evangelicals Now.

His commentary article is available online at https://www.e-n.org.uk/2018/05/commentary/re-jigging-our-colleges/69b27/?platform=hootsuite as well as in the latest edition (hint – E-N is the best monthly Christian magazine/newspaper out there, so if don’t already subscribe, please do). Continue reading

Wanted: Urban Pioneer Church Planters

Sandwell and the Black Country need church planters. We need people to move into estates and into communities where there is no meaningful Gospel witness and to share their faith.

Just to be clear, we are not looking for pastors to come and look after new, ready made churches with 30 – 50 members. We are not even looking for team leaders to take charge of a core group ready to start the plant. Continue reading

“The Word Became Flesh”Faithroots Live 19th May

Our next Faithroots Live Day is on the 19th May. This time we will be exploring the following wonderful themes:

          Why I can call God “Father”

          Who is Jesus – his divine identity

          Why did God the Son come to earth?

          How can I know that God really is Love? Continue reading