Our Dayschool offers theological training spread over up to three years. This course covers ‘Foundations in Christian Theology’ in Years One and Two and ‘Advanced New Testament Studies’ in Year Three. The course was designed to fit together as a whole but we recognise that some students are only able to commit for part of the three years at a time. We run from January to November and the sessions are spread over ten Saturday sessions, one a month with a break in August and December.
Attending every session is a priority for our students. However, if you cannot make a session, they are all recorded so that you can catch up online.
What does a day look like?
Each session begins at 9am with breakfast and worship and ends at 4:30pm. 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.
As we only meet once per month, we work hard to make the most of every single Saturday session we have. Here is an outline schedule for each day, although this is subject to change:
Breakfast together (provided)09.15-09.30
Small Group Discussion 1
Lunch together (bring pack lunches)
Small Group Discussion 2
Session 5 (Wrap-up, Discuss, Q&A)
Is there any homework or assessments?
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.
Our dates for our 2020 Dayschool course are now confirmed as below.
All training sessions are held in the St George’s Centre in Leeds City Centre, 60 Great George Street, LS1 3DL. Free parking is available on Saturdays in Joseph’s Well car Park (LS3 1AB), across the pedestrian footbridge on the other side of the A58. The venue is also close to both bus and train connections.
The cost of the course is £360 per year, which includes all teaching, electronic resources, access to our online discussion and resource forum, breakfast, tea and coffee. If students would like a printed course pack, including all the handouts and resources, this cost an additional £30 per year, and can be selected during online registration.
Some local churches are able to subsidise the cost of the Leeds School of Theology for their students. If your church has not advertised a subsidy, please contact your church leaders to enquire about this possibility.