The Leeds School of Theology is built on our five key values
Loving God with our whole selves We are disciples of Christ and are seeking to live lives that demonstrate a deepening relationship
Learning how to think theologically Our aim is not just to transfer information but to help you aquire the skills to think theologically for yourself.
Growing together in a diverse community We believe that healthy theology is done best in community, learning from one another and our experiences even when we disagree.
Pursuing a theology that leads to love If our theology is not leading us to love God and one another more we’re doing our theology wrong!
Honouring God’s word and his church We believe that Scripture is inspired, revelatory and authoritative and so we want to honour the text as we learn. Our theology should encourage us to build up and love the church not be divisive or look to tear it down.
The Leeds School of Theology runs over two or three years, with ten Saturday sessions each year. The course is primarily based on Biblical text rather than on commentaries or other scholarly articles/books, although sessions contain a reading list of resources to consult for further study.
Each morning we gather all together for worship and breakfast before breaking off into our year groups for teaching. The days are structured around a mix of teaching, Q&A, small group discussion and practising the various theological and hermeneutical tools we learn.
Throughout the month we also participate in an online discussion forum, where we can continue to process the content we’re learning and hear from one another.
There are assignments set for each session, including learning a glossary of theological vocabulary, writing a brief theological reflection, and working with the core biblical texts we’re studying. While these assignments are technically optional, they help to solidify learning and enable to students to work through what they believe about various theological topics.
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