It’s easy to study at The light College as the courses can be taken full or part-time, from wherever you’re based.
Our flexibility and inclusivity means you can discover an exciting future no matter what your age (or academic level). Have a look at the available courses below and request a 2020 Prospectus with the form below.
Do your university degree with us in in 'Theology, Mission and Evangelism'
The Light College delivers two unique degree courses, both accredited by University of Chester.
Both degrees are eligible for student finance
Our unique partnership with Chester University makes your degree uplifting, faith affirming, practical and fun, combining lectures with field-trips and practical evangelism Both degrees can be studied by joining one of student clusters around the country or independently from your local area.
Baptist Pioneer Minister Training
The Light College has recently formalised a pathway with the Baptist Union of Great Britain, to accredit pioneer ministers in conjunction with one of its traditional colleges.*
This pathway will see ministers in training studying alongside our evangelists and pioneers while they complete their accredited training. Ministers will graduate with a full degree and as accredited pioneer ministers.
These courses are open to students wanting to gain not only a recognised qualification, but also hands-on experience of what mission, evangelism and pioneer ministry looks like in the 21st century. They are unique courses, academically challenging and faith affirming.
They combine fun and challenging lectures with input from a range of practitioners, qualified tutors and practising evangelists giving students the knowledge and skills necessary for pioneer contexts.
At The Light College, students join a vibrant learning community taking part in placements, residential weekends and weekly web sessions designed to broaden the experience of theology and evangelism. We try to be creative with teaching and assessments. Students. will find themselves not only in in traditional lectures, but on thought-provoking practicals, conducting field research, organising projects and presenting their ideas to their peers in an enriching and stimulating learning environment.
We believe that evangelism is for everyone, and so our students herald from a wide range of contexts and church backgrounds. We have people aged 18 to 80, novices to experienced and gifted thinkers to those who find traditional study challenging.
The course can be accessed from anywhere across the UK, either full-time or part-time. Every student will have a negotiated placement as an integral part of each year giving them both a taste of new skills and also practical skills on the job. Placements will typically be in the students’ locality and with an agreed Baptist church.
If you are considering ministerial training as a Baptist minister or in an independent church, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Professional Certificate in Pioneer Chaplaincy*
This new qualification is a one-year course that teaches students about bringing the presence of Christ into unexpected places like gyms, pubs, clubs and supermarkets, amongst people who have little idea of who Jesus is. This course runs in Partnership with Third Space Ministries and covers training in discipleship, historical approaches to chaplaincy and how to creatively enable people to connect with the Christian message. For details contact: email@example.com
* subject to course validation
The Brighter Course
Brighter is a course for churches over 4 weeks … It’s for Christians who wonder how they may shine for others to see and experience their faith. It involves looking at creative ways of connecting faith (with lots of permission given for those who have gifts and abilities and wonder how to use them for the benefit of others…) It recognises the need for the Holy Spirit’s help in connecting the good news and acknowledges new ideas in the adventure of partnering in God’s mission and looks for divine appointments in every day to day life. The course challenges the notion that evangelism is for experts who are extroverts and is very interactive, working on discussion and investigation.
Course Enquiry & Prospectus Request Form
“Each year we agree to take a specific number of students on these courses; we are looking for the right people who are willing to learn and grow in their faith, not just do a course”.