Other Places of Learning

There are many theological colleges and places of learning across the UK, which provided learning and development opportunities for churches and individuals, both lay and ordained. Below are some which we have links with. 

Luther King House is a Christian theological college (bible college) where you can study for a BA or MA and learn more about your faith, ministry and mission. 

The Manchester Wesley Research Centre is a partnership of institutions and a community of scholars working together to promote research in the Methodist, Wesleyan, and Evangelical traditions.

The Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies is an affiliate of the World Methodist Council. Its mission is to foster and support disciplined theological study among professional scholars and scholarly ministers and laypersons within the Methodist and Wesleyan traditions around the globe, with a goal of undergirding and enriching the ministry of these traditions in their global settings. 

Sarum College is an ecumenical centre for Christian study and research; their passion is learning that nourishes the human spirit. The college welcomes people of all faiths and none, offering space and time for enquiring minds to grow in wisdom and courage. Sarum's specialist areas of study are Contemporary Spirituality; Theology, Imagination and Culture; Formation in Ministry; Liturgy and Worship; Human Flourishing; Encountering the Bible; and Leadership Learning.

The South-West Ministry Training Course is an ecumenical training organisation, focussing on sharing the Gospel in the South West. Their part-time training is Christ-centred, world-engaging and rooted in local communities, with lay and ordained ministers learning generously together. 

St Augustine's College of Theology provides theological education that equips men and women for the practical knowledge of God. There are programmes for students preparing for ordained ministry and for licensed lay ministry, as well as students engaging with theology for their personal interest, discipleship or as part of a process of vocational discernment.

The CODEC Research Centre for Digital Theology hosts taught courses and conferences, as well as producing papers and research around digital theology. 

The Eastern Region Ministry Course works to form and equip lay and ordained ministers for a growing Church. They offer a choice of full and part time courses in theology, ministry and mission. 

The Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History embodies the historic links between Oxford Brookes University and the Methodist Church, through a programme of research activities and support for its special collections. The Centre organises lectures and seminars and has a significant publications programme. 

The Susanna Wesley Foundation creates and promotes opportunities in research, dialogue and resource development in the areas of management, leadership and organisation for faith communities and religious institutions. The work of the Foundation focuses on four overlapping themes: learning for management, leadership and ministry; work, life and identity in ministry; diversity in leadership and ministry; and governance, management and organisation in churches. 

The Urban Theology Union (UTU) is a member-led organisation of Christians in UK urban contexts. UTU equip lay and ordained leaders in Liberation Theology; Leadership and Church Organisation; Community Organising for Church Growth; preaching; Mission and Evangelism; Theological Reflection; Ethics; Hermeneutics; Discipleship.

Wesley House is a community of Methodist scholars and students at the heart of the University city of Cambridge. They focus on research, leadership development, overseas links and Holiness, their free online peer-reviewed theological journal


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