General Information about
courses are designed to offer an opportunity for everyone (regardless of
prior Biblical knowledge) to experience and engage with academic Biblical
highlight the centrality of the Bible within Christianity and draw
attention to its heritage, diversity and impact through the ages.
course is professionally presented with artefacts and
practical sessions (where appropriate) and with an accent on learning through fun.
are usually one day (morning and afternoon or afternoon and evening) or an evening (2-2.5 hours).
However, they can also run over several evenings to make a study week or
several days for a special Bible focussed weekend. The emphasis is upon flexibility
and we always tailor courses to suit your requirements.
materials and equipment will be provided. All you need to do is provide
the venue (and, where necessary, the refreshments).
remember that the courses listed are only general outlines. Where
possible, course can be designed to meet your specific requirements.
think that what Richard Goode and Helen Ingram did with us was
really rather wonderful. They took a group of enthusiastic people,
few of whom had any knowledge at all of New Testament Greek, and
some of whom had little experience of formal education at all
and not only did they make working with the Greek possible
but also exciting and meaningful. We had all been taken back to
the critical moment when the gospel writers were grappling with
the mind blowing experience of the encounter with Jesus of
Nazareth and trying desperately to find language that could do
justice to it. We were with them too. The feedback I have received
from those who participated has been more than positive. Many have
told me that they cannot wait to do this again… and we will!"
Director of Development (Discipleship)
overview of courses - click here
Ideas for how your
church can use a SYNEIDON course
a course with other local churches/groups to explore the Bible together.
Invite those from other faiths and see what perspectives they bring
to, what you might have thought of as, a familiar text.
Events and Church Anniversaries
a special day in your church calendar by holding a course. They are fun and can cater for
all ages. Children (and adults) can make scrolls,
have a go at being Paul's scribe using a wax writing tablet, as well as finding out how books
began to supersede scrolls. Have fun and see the Bible come
friends and interested neighbours to whet their appetite in the
Bible. You'll be surprised how many non-church goers are interested
in the history of the early church and its literature (canonical and
stimulate your church to think seriously about the Bible. Explore
together one book (say Luke's Gospel).
They are excellent for Lent study days
and Bible weeks