Joshua is a combined college and local church initiative to develop key church members in Christian ministry. The focus is on understanding and communicating the Christian faith both in church and in society. It is especially formulated to enable potential leaders in regular employment to access significant Biblical, theological and practical training to enhance their capacity to serve in local churches.
The course has particular relevance for people interested in serving God through a wide range of ministries including preaching, teaching, eldership, pastoral care and outreach work.
All participants will cover the core studies, as these are foundational for serving God effectively in a local church. In addition to the core studies you will need to choose an elective specialist stream from a range of options that will focus on key areas of ministry.
As a combined initiative, the course leaders will include both teaching staff from Tilsley College as well as experienced church leaders from throughout the UK. Teaching takes place in class, whether at Tilsley College or a Joshua Centre, or in a virtual classroom using the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)