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: Soteriology

Soteriology (From two Greek words:  Soteria = salvation, and logos = study or talk)Paul claimed he had decided all he ever wanted to know while he was with the Corinthians was ‘Jesus Christ and him crucified’ (1 Cor 2:2). Why did God plan to have his son come and die in this way? Was it really that necessary? Is sin really a thing that’s so bad? Is God ever angry with me? Did Jesus definitely accomplish something for us at the cross?  What does atonement really mean? Can we really be reconciled to God? Can we talk of being redeemed today? Can we be completely justified before God or should we talk of being ‘a bit justified’? What is sanctification? Does a little bit of low-grade guilt keep me humble? Has the cross got anything to do with physical healing today?  What about the person of the Holy Spirit in all this? 

In this module you will:
  • Better understand and be inspired to appreciate the meaning and life-application of the biblical doctrines of

  • Atonement
  • Redemption
  • Justification 
  • Regeneration
  • Sanctification
  • Adoption
  • All this will help empower you to articulate a theology of soteriology appropriate to today’s society. 

  • 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?

Financial assistance may be available for students experiencing financial hardship. If you would like to find out more, email Cathie.Higgins@stmellitus.ac.uk.

How do I apply?

Click here to apply.