Pop-Up Theology
Pop-Up Theology

Pop-Up Theology is born from a deep conviction that engaging with theology is a priority for all Christians, not the few. We study theology in order to know and love God more & to share our faith with confidence. At St Mellitus College we believe theology should be accessible to everyone, without geographical, academic, social or economic barriers. Pop-up Theology is designed so that everyone can gain confidence in their ability to engage with theological study, even those who may have not previously thought it possible. Now offered as a weekly Monday evening programme, currently on zoom, with both class and small-group discussions in the interactive teaching led by St Mellitus College staff, this is a fantastic opportunity to grow in your knowledge of and love for the Lord

This Module: the Kingdom of God

Is the Kingdom of God  a dream about some pie in the sky future utopia? What about people who say they are seeking first the kingdom now? What on earth did Jesus mean when he taught us to pray, ‘Your kingdom come’? There are so many references to the Kingdom of God in the Bible. Jesus not only talked about it a  lot, but seemed to say he brought it with him, he even said some could inherit the kingdom. Did he demonstrate the Kingdom? Paul then comes along and talks about being rescued or saved and being brought into a kingdom. It all sounds rather complex and has a sense of mystery to it. What does it really all mean?

In This Module  You Will:

Better understand and be inspired to appreciate the meaning and life-application of the Kingdom of God

  • Old Testament kingdoms
  • The Jewish hope of the Kingdom before Jesus came
  • Jesus teaching on the Sermon of the Mount
  • The meaning of ‘Your Kingdom come’ in the Lord’s prayer
  • Better comprehend the difference between the Church and the Kingdom
  • Grow in understanding of what the Kingdom today means for us
  • Understand more fully the demands of the Kingdom
  • Better appreciate politics today and the Kingdom of God
  • Grasp more fully what it means for Christians  to demonstrate the Kingdom
  • To engender a deeper love for God and his word
  • To inspire within students a desire for more learning and theological study
  • To equip the student for hands-on service in their local church context for the benefit of the world
  • To see more radical thinking with regard to the student’s  personal faith

Frequently asked questions

When will the course run?

Mondays Evenings via Zoom

How will the evening run?

We start each evening with a short time of worship from 7pm-7.15pm. There are then two
hour long sessions involving teaching, discussion and Q&A (7.15-8.15 and 8.30-9.30). There is a 15 minute break between these two sessions (8.15-8.30).

How much does it cost?

The course costs £50 per person, per module.

Are bursaries available?

We are unable to offer bursaries for this course.

How do I apply?

Click here to apply.