Proclamation and Theology
What we believe about something will always shape what we do with it.
We desperately want to see change, but if we rush headlong into social action without thinking about the theology of what we do and why we do it, our efforts will have a very weak foundation. Church and Community believe that we must never apologise for Jesus our hide our faith.
Instead, as Christians we should be able to be clear in our explanations of why we do what we do. Our theology matters and our words can be life-changing. We want to help you to have answers ready because people will ask! Please explore this page to find resources and organisations to help you deepen your theological understanding of your call and ministry and sharpen your ability to share Jesus through words whenever the opportunity arises.
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Useful website links
Alpha: is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting and is a course designed for local churches to run for those seeking to find out more about the Christian faith.
Christianity Explored: presents the Gospel and trains people worldwide to share it.
Irish School of Ecumenics: is a multi-disciplinary, cross-border institute offering students unparalleled opportunity to interact with leading scholars in ecumenics, international peace studies and reconciliation studies, with an established tradition of promoting inter-church and interfaith dialogue.
London Institute of Contemporary Christianity: exists to envision and equip Christians, leaders, churches and organisations, with the biblical framework, practical resources and models to engage biblically, relevantly and vigorously with the issues that they face in today’s world.
London School of Theology: aims to equip students to express the message and love of Jesus, by developing biblical and theological thinking to high levels, nurturing spiritual gifts and skills, and encouraging personal spiritual growth.
Philo Trust: is committed to communicating the relevance of the Christian faith, showing how faith in Jesus Christ is not only reasonable but relevant and vitally important.
Proclamation Trust: exists to encourage ministry that seeks above all to teach the Bible as God’s Word relevant for life today, and aims to teach the Bible to preachers in order that they can in turn teach it to others.
Regents Theological College: prepares people from all walks of life for life-long, world-impacting Christian service, by offering a comprehensive range of training opportunities.
St John’s College, Nottingham: offers various courses for ordinands, theology students and clergy and is committed to the church’s agenda on Mission-Shaped Church, including placements in “fresh expression” and “inherited mode” churches as part of the courses.