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February 2017

Introduction to Christian Doctrine and History

Sat 25 February 2017, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
This course will cover key periods and issues in the history of the church and major doctrinal developments. Participants will be introduced to a timeline of Church history, and study some major events in more detail, such as Nicaea and Chalcedon, the Reformation, Christology and the doctrine of justification. We will explore the historical contexts within which core theological ideas were developed or formulated, and read some primary documents and interpret them against their historical context. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to… Read more

March 2017

Christian Faith and Ethical Living

Sat 18 March 2017, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
This course has as its central motif the notion that Christians are called to be certain sorts of people in the world. Because of this distinctiveness, and because they are formed by specific stories found in the Bible and tradition, Christians respond to the moral issues of the 21st Century in particular ways. Here we will engage with some of these issues (beginning and end of life issues, sexuality, and the care of creation), looking at both Christian-specific and non-Christian-specific responses… Read more

May 2017

Using the Bible Today

Sat 13 May 2017, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
This course will introduce participants to the Synoptic Gospels, including an in depth study of one Gospel, and to the two doctrines of Christology and Soteriology. The historic development of both doctrines will be explored including an examination of the historic Creeds. We will also explore the importance of the narrative of the Hebrew Bible. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates. The day will consist of four sessions led by one or more of our Sarum staff… Read more

September 2017

Topics in Christian Doctrine

Sat 30 September 2017, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Explore ways in which God has been conceived, imagined, and experienced within Christian tradition, and how language about God and to God may be understood and evaluated. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates. The morning will consist of two sessions led by one or more of our Sarum staff and, on occasion, visiting lecturers. This day is ideally suited to be used as a refresher, to stimulate new thinking, or as a ‘taster’ to what it is like to… Read more

October 2017

Mission and Evangelism

Sat 14 October 2017, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Examine the place of Christian ministry in God’s mission to the world. We will survey broad topics, such as theologies of mission, the agents of mission, and the contexts and cultures within which mission takes place. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates. The morning will consist of two sessions led by one or more of our Sarum staff and, on occasion, visiting lecturers. This day is ideally suited to be used as a refresher,… Read more

November 2017

Human Identity: Theology, Vocation and Professional Practice

Sat 25 November 2017, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
During this course we will look at our own, and others’ identity, personality and vocation. We’ll consider how to be good listeners of other people’s and God’s stories, and through that encourage theological reflection on our own stories. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates. The morning will consist of two sessions led by one or more of our Sarum staff and, on occasion, visiting lecturers. This day is ideally suited to… Read more

Growing Together in Christ: Worship and Spirituality

Sat 25 November 2017, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
An introduction to some principal Christian traditions of personal and corporate spirituality We will concentrate on some major biblical, historical and liturgical foundations, looking at their development and contribution to Christian spirituality. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates. The morning will consist of two sessions led by one or more of our Sarum staff and, on occasion, visiting lecturers. This day is ideally suited to be used as a… Read more

February 2018

Introduction to Christian Doctrine and History

Sat 24 February 2018, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
This course will cover key periods and issues in the history of the church and major doctrinal developments. We will explore the historical contexts within which core theological ideas were developed or formulated, and read some primary documents and interpret them against their historical context. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates. The morning will consist of two sessions led by one or more of our Sarum staff and, on occasion,… Read more

Bible in Context

Sat 24 February 2018, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
This course will enable participants to develop their understanding of the nature of the exegetical task involved in preparation for preaching, as well as developing their skills in the art of preaching itself. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates. The morning will consist of two sessions led by one or more of our Sarum staff and, on occasion, visiting lecturers. This day is ideally suited to be used as a… Read more

May 2018

Using the Bible Today

Sat 12 May 2018, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
An introduction to the Synoptic Gospels, including an in-depth study of one Gospel, and to the two doctrines of Christology and Soteriology. We will also explore the importance of the narrative of the Hebrew Bible. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates. The morning will consist of two sessions led by one or more of our Sarum staff and, on occasion, visiting lecturers. This day is ideally suited to be… Read more

September 2018

Topics in Christian Doctrine

Sat 29 September 2018, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Explore the ways in which God has been conceived, imagined, and experienced within Christian tradition, and how we can speak about God today. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates. The morning will consist of two sessions led by one or more of our Sarum staff and, on occasion, visiting lecturers. This day is ideally suited to be used as a refresher, to stimulate new thinking, or as a ‘taster’ to what it is like to study at Sarum College. Contact… Read more

October 2018

Mission and Evangelism

Sat 13 October 2018, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
We will look at a story of pioneer ministry within a broader theology of God’s mission to the world. We will then consider a spirituality for mission, and how we listen well to God and to our context. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates. The morning will consist of two sessions led by one or more of our Sarum staff and, on occasion, visiting lecturers. This day is ideally suited to be used as… Read more

November 2018

Human Identity: Theology, Vocation and Professional Practice

Sat 24 November 2018, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
This morning will first cover pastoral listening and putting it into practice. Then we discuss personality and collaboration, asking how do we value and honour each other, and work well together in our churches and beyond. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates. The morning will consist of two sessions led by one or more of our Sarum staff and, on occasion, visiting lecturers. This day is ideally suited to be used as a refresher, to stimulate… Read more

Growing Together in Christ: Worship and Spirituality

Sat 24 November 2018, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
This considers the different ways in which the Lord’s Prayer has shaped Christian prayer. We will then explore how the season of Advent provides a way of connecting spirituality, liturgy and ministry. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates. The morning will consist of two sessions led by one or more of our Sarum staff and, on occasion, visiting lecturers. This day is ideally suited to be used as a refresher, to stimulate new thinking,… Read more

February 2019

Introduction to Christian Doctrine and History

Sat 23 February 2019, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
A brief look at key periods and issues in the history of the Church and major doctrinal developments. We will explore the historical contexts within which core theological ideas were developed or formulated. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates. The morning will consist of two sessions led by one or more of our Sarum staff and, on occasion, visiting lecturers. This day is ideally suited to be used as a refresher, to stimulate… Read more

Bible in Context

Sat 23 February 2019, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
This course will enable participants to develop their understanding of the nature of the exegetical task involved in preparation for preaching, as well as developing their skills in the art of preaching itself. This Saturday teaching day offers the chance to learn alongside Sarum’s ordination and licensed lay ministry candidates. The morning will consist of two sessions led by one or more of our Sarum staff and, on occasion, visiting lecturers. This day is ideally suited to be used as a… Read more

October 2019

Rural Mission and Ministry Day: Working Well With Children, Young People and Families in Rural Areas

Tue 1 October 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
A practical course to help you reflect on the blessings and challenges of ministry among children, young people and families in the countryside. We will learn and laugh together as we gain fresh insights and new ideas for this ministry. Expect to be enthused afresh by the end of the day! Contact Alison Ogden for all booking enquiries aogden@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424826  |  01722 424800 (main reception) Read more

February 2020

Rural Mission and Ministry Day: Celebrating Festivals in the Rural Context

Tue 11 February 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
An exploration of the principles and practicalities involved in celebrating the major festivals of the church in the distinctively rural context. The course will explore imaginative ways of keeping feasts such as Christmas and Holy Week, but also the agricultural and rural feasts for which provision is made in Common Worship. Ministering in a rural context calls for a distinctive and particular approach to liturgical and pastoral provision. Rural multi-parochial benefices have a particular set of joys and challenges around… Read more

June 2020

Rural Mission and Ministry day: Missional Listening

Tue 9 June 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
We are so accustomed to speaking the gospel to the world, that we are in danger of losing the importance of listening. Learning how we might better understand our rural communities, ask the right questions, and undertake relevant research to read the local context. We will then seek to look at methods to use in our churches to help us theologically reflect on these insights, alongside understanding the signs of ‘good news’ and who else might already be here. We… Read more

September 2020

Rural Mission and Ministry day: The Way Under our Feet: A Christian Spirituality of Walking

Tue 29 September 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Explore the theme of walking in Scripture and how this can relate to our daily spiritual life. St Paul, the itinerant tent maker, walked many miles on his missionary journeys and characterized the Christian life as a walk, using the metaphor on 32 occasions. God has invited us to walk the way of Jesus and along the way we discover our story and our song. As we journey, our lives begin to reflect the walk we make. St Francis of… Read more
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