Our Nightschool offers a two-year course in ‘Foundations in Christian Theology’. This course runs from September to July over 20 Monday evening sessions. It follows the academic calendar with breaks for Half Terms, Christmas and Easter.
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 session look like?
Each session begins at 7:10pm with refreshments prayer and finishes at 9:30pm. The sessions are structured around a mix of teaching, Q&A, small group discussion and practising the various theological and hermeneutical tools we learn.
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 current intake dates are
The forthcoming 2020-21 Nightschool dates are as follows
All sessions are held in the St George’s Centre in Leeds City Centre, 60 Great George Street, LS1 3DL. Free parking is available 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 £375 per year, which includes all teaching, electronic resources and refreshments. 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.