Certificate in Theology & Discipleship for Mission

Certificate in Theology & Discipleship for Mission

October 2020 – July 2021

The 2020-21 cohort will meet on monthly Mondays from 10am to 3pm (with an hour break for lunch) in the Urban Theology Union Library Suite at Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Sheffield. Of course, there is the possibility that we may have to do some sessions via Zoom, which works very well – split between two Monday mornings a month – from 10am to 1.00pm (with a short break). If you would like to join us via Zoom for the whole course, you would be very welcome. Please contact us to discuss the arrangements for this.

The course will be led by:

Co-ordinator: Rev Dr John J Vincent
Associate Co-ordinator: Ms Erica Dunmow, MAThM

In addition, several UTU members and associates will join in the teaching and facilitating team.

The detailed course content is reviewed during the year, based on student feedback, but basically consists of — Bible study; contemporary theology, including liberation theologies; personality temperaments; urban theology – including public theology, social and political development; discipleship; the changes in missiology in the last 50 years (proclamation, practical service and prophetic action for justice); rule of life; spirituality.

The aim is to facilitate the development of each participant’s own personal discipleship and theology and work towards a new or changed engagement in mission.


The Certificate Group will meet for ten monthly meetings on the following Mondays at Victoria Hall or, if Zoom becomes essential, with the addition of the dates in italics:

Autumn 2020

5 Oct/12 Oct
9 Nov/23 Nov
7 Dec/14 Dec

Spring 2021
11 Jan/18 Jan
15 February/1 Feb
8 March/15 March
12 April/19 April
Summer 2021
10 May/17 May
14 June/21 June
5 July/12 July


Cost: £220.00, includes library subscription & books & resources supplied to all participants (plus £45 full (£16.50 low income) UTU membership, if not already a member).  Grants are usually obtainable from churches in Sheffield.

All enquiries, please, to: Revd Dr John J Vincent
Urban Theology Union
Victoria Hall
S1 7JB

0114 2709907/ office@wordpress-1151684-4277157.cloudwaysapps.com

Charity no:1115390

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