Learning at the Centre

Learning @ the Centre provides theological education through a three year programme of modules covering a wide range of topics. Individuals or groups from churches can engage in any number of modules for their own development as Christian Disciples.

Learning @ the Centre – in the local church: Each module consists of 8 sessions – single sessions or a combination from any of the 12 modules can be delivered flexibly at your church – on evenings or Saturdays. Contact the HEBA Office if you’d like to explore this option for your church.

Learning @ the Centre – at the International Mission Centre: Open to all who would like to learn more about a particular area of church life or mission.

Those seeking Baptist Union recognition as pastors or preachers need to secure the commendation of their church meeting; so a conversation with the church leadership early on is a must. It will then be necessary to register with one of the partner Colleges (Bristol, Regents Park or Northern Baptist Learning Community), attend a number of required modules and complete the relevant assignments.

Each module involves attendance on two Saturdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm. and is delivered on a three-year rolling programme.


Year 1

Pastoral Care – 14 January and 25 February 2017 at IMC

Preaching – 25 March and 6 May 2017 at IMC

Mission and Evangelism – 17 June and 15 July 2017 at IMC

Year 2

Reading and Using the Bible, New Testament – 2 September and 21 October 2017

Doing Theology I – 25 November 2017 and 20 January 2018

Spirituality – 3 March and 28 April 2018

Leadership Skills – 9 June and 21 July 2018

Year 3

Leading Public Worship

Theology II*

Baptist Belief and Practice

Engaging with Contemporary Culture

*Learners must have attended or undertake to attend Theology I and complete the required preparatory work. Contact Karen at the HEBA office to register and for more information.

Please use the registration form here to indicate the module you are planning to attend and send it to the HEBA office with your payment. If payment of the fee, £55 – £60, presents a difficulty, please write/email the HEBA office as some financial help may be available.