If you are interested in theological training and urban context mission, we have several training opportunities that might be of interest to you. Please click on the course titles below for more details.
The MTC is delivered by the North West Partnership. It is for anybody who wants to understand the Bible and learn how to handle it properly. You do not need to have any prior theological training to join the course and there are no prior educational requirements such as an existing degree. The course is aimed at ordinary church members and those taking their first steps into church ministry.
Oldham Bethel Church has partnered with Union School of Theology to become their Greater Manchester learning hub. The GDip is for those who can demonstrate a preexisting level of theological knowledge and ministry experience. The GDip is equivalent to the final year of a BA (Hons) and is designed to be completed in 2-years of study. Prospective students should already have a degree in any subject.
Joining with us will give you opportunities to reach out with the gospel to the white urban unreached as well as involvement in ministry to Asian Muslims.
The Ministry Training Course and Graduate Diploma courses can be undertaken in conjunction with our urban ministry training programme. If you have no prior qualifications or ministry experience, you can undertake a 4-year programme with us starting with the Ministry Training Course and moving into the GDip. There is no obligation to continue onto either the second year of MTC nor to continue onto the GDip. If you have prior ministry experience or theological training, you can jump straight into the GDip and join us for a 2-year programme. This means we have training routes available on a 1, 2 or 4 basis.
Click the links in the course titles to find out more about each programme.