What It Is

A few years ago, CCM started a School of Theology where we would gather people for one Saturday morning per month and help them grow deeper in their understanding of theological topics and the Biblical story.

Our goal was for it to be accessible. We wanted to make sure it would fit alongside the busy lives that many people lead, and we wanted it to serve not just ‘theology types’, but Christians with a whole range of backgrounds, personalities and interests.

Each month we bring in a different top-notch speaker, drawing on specialists from across the country, who spend half of the morning going in depth on a section of the Bible (we cover the entire Bible over the course of two years) and the other half of the morning exploring what the whole Bible says about a particular theology topic.

Since we started the School of Theology in 2018, around 150 people from 25 local churches have completed the program, and other schools of theology have started around the country using this model as a template.

“Originally, I felt that I wasn’t one of those brainy people who thrived on, what I figured, to be intense idle chat about the Bible. I was asked to go to School of Theology to support a friend and I was prepared to spend the whole time asleep or binging on the free pastries. I ended up staying for the entire course and found that it helped me understand God more, and I’ve gained more confidence and knowing Him better as my loving father. If you’re absolutely sure it’s not a course for your personality, I strongly urge you to try it out!”
Ian Watson

School of Theology participant

2021/22 SCHEDULE

September 25th 2021 - How God's Big Story Shapes Our Lives

Bible Overview & Doctrine of Scripture

with Liam Thatcher

October 16th 2021 - Made For a Purpose

Genesis & Creation

with Neil Hudson

November 13th 2021 - This Is Our God

Exodus & The Character of God

with Liam Thatcher

December 4th 2021 - Understanding Our Biggest Problem

Leviticus to Deuteronomy & Sin

with Andrew Bunt

January 15th 2022 - How to Advance God's Kingdom

Joshua to Ruth & Mission

with Andy McCullough

February 12th 2022 - Knowing God's Presence

Samuel to Chronicles & The Presence of God

with Tom O’Toole

April 2nd 2022 - Engaging with God

Psalms & Worship

with Andy Wisdom

April 23rd 2022 - Live for God In the World

Exile Literature & Engaging with Culture

with David Devenish

May 21st 2022 - Following God In a World that Hurts

Wisdom Literature & Suffering

with Rebecca Whittlesea

June 18th 2022 - You Have a Part to Play

Prophets & Spiritual Gifts

with Andrew Bunt

Kingsburn Hall

All sessions will take place in-person, and will be at Kingsburn Hall, Burnage Lane, Manchester, M19 1RS.

Free on-street parking is available on site near the venue.


This theology training course is fully paid for by Christ Church Manchester and therefore is free to applicants. Due to venue capacity, there will be a cap on numbers so we ask that people can commit to all dates. If you would like to apply please complete the form below.

“Here at School of Theology we want to equip people to understand God’s word more, be inspired by it and have lots of fun in the process. We believe studying theology is fun and accessible and we want everyone to have the privilege of delving deep in study of the Bible.”

Tom O'Toole

School of Theology Course Leader