The Leeds School of Theology is built on our five key values
Loving God with our whole selves– We are disciples of Christ seeking to live in a way that demonstrates our deepening relationship with him.
Learning how to think theologically– Our aim is not just to transfer information but to equip you with the skills to think theologically for yourself.
Growing together in a diverse community– We believe that healthy theology is best done in community, learning from one another and our experiences.
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, therefore it is our starting point. We are part of God’s church and our theology should encourage us to build up and love the church.
Why study with us?
If you are hungry to go deeper into God’s Word and theological study then don’t miss this opportunity to equip yourself. We provide an environment for students from a diverse range of churches with more than 800 students having studied with us from over 70 different churches. Our team and our teachers all have backgrounds in pastoral ministry enabling them to equip you for ministry in the church, workplace and the home.
How do we do this?
LSoT provides theological education through a variety of courses. These are accessible to everyone; simple enough to be grasped, yet deep enough to be challenging. You are encouraged to ask questions, challenge assumptions and think for yourself. We provide a safe and nurturing environment in which you can have your thinking stretched, grapple with issues and grow in your faith.
You can see more details of our different options on the different courses page. Each one gives you a solid grounding in biblical theology, a deeper understanding of the history of Christian theology and engages with missional practice in your context. Our goal is to help you live as a disciple of Christ bringing change in all you do.
Our courses are primarily based on the Biblical text rather than on commentaries or other scholarly articles/books, although sessions contain a reading list of resources to consult for further study.