If you’re looking for an affordable alternative to residential Bible college that integrates training with work and ministry then the Northern Training Institute could be for you. NTI trains people for church leadership through:
- guided reading and short assignments
- two week-long residentials each year
- seven seminar days
The residentials and guided reading allow us to cover the ground with a focus on biblical, missional and pastoral implications rather than academic debates. But the real genius of NTI are the monthly seminar days. Each seminar day we take a theme for the day and students prepare papers on that theme – some looking at biblical issues, others coming from an historical or systematic perspective, and others looking at the missional and pastoral implications. It means that through the day we really wrestle with the topic while all the time students are learning to think theologically and apply theology to practice.
Because students can combine NTI with ministry and work, NTI is much more affordable that residential alternatives. But it also means the interplay between theology and practice happens naturally.
I think it’s great, but then I’m the Director! So here’s what current students say:
If I’d set out to design a training programme ideally suited for me it would be NTI.
The monthly seminar days have been invaluable to my learning and applying learning to my context. I have very much enjoyed leanring alongside fellow practitioners. NTI is great!
I’d recommend NTI to anyone.
NTI could be for you if …
- you want to be a church leader or a church planter
- you want affordable theological training while remaining in ministry or work
- you can commit 10-15 hours each week to study
- you’re a graduate or have experience of Christian ministry
- you have the support of your local church
- you’re based in the UK
For more information go to www.northerntraininginstitute.org.