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 BMS Birmingham: 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

Reading and Using the Bible, Old Testament

Pastoral Care


Mission and Evangelism

Year 2

Reading and Using the Bible, New Testament

Doing Theology 1


Leadership Skills

Year 3

Leading Public Worship – 8 September and 22 September 2018

Theology 2* – 24 November 2018 and 26 January 2019

Baptist Belief and Practice – 9 March and 23 March 2019

Multicultural Church – 15 June and 13 July 2019

*Learners must usually have attended or undertake to attend Theology 1 and complete the required preparatory work. Contact Sonia at the HEBA office to register and for more information.

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