The main focus of the learning during this week is through classroom-based activities, in particular by listening to lectures and learning together in staff-facilitated small group discussions. There will also be opportunities to visit significant contemporary and historical Salvation Army sites.
The level of material delivered would be appropriate for people’s thinking to be challenged and stretched, encouraging a more reflective appreciation of matters of faith. There will, however, be no written work required in connection with this week.
No assessment or prior reading required
For anyone not familiar with William Booth College, the accommodation is situated on four floors and there is no lift access. Some walking around the site will also be involved.
The WBC Summer College is not designed for officers, but will provide an opportunity for other Salvationists and friends from every walk of life, over the age of 18, to increase their understanding of faith in the safe environment which WBC can offer. In summary, WBC Summer College will be a provision for thinking Salvationists to explore their faith more deeply.
William Booth College
29 July to 4 August 2017
Bible study – examining biblical passages in the light of contemporary scholarship and what that might mean for us in today’s world.
Doctrine – studying the background and development of some of the ‘We believes’ of The Salvation Army’s Articles of Faith.
Mission – exploring the theoretical and practical implications of a rounded, biblical view of mission.
History – reflecting upon the rich heritage of The Salvation Army.
Understanding faith – considering the ways in which Bible study, doctrine, mission and history can inform and enrich our faith.
Various staff of William Booth College