Our doctrine study days blend exegetical, historical, and systematic theology. They will help you to understand more deeply the implications of doctrine for individual and corporate Christian living. All the days are intended for pastors with a good level of theological understanding, but they are open to any men or women interested in learning theology for ministry.
The days cover both topics of enduring importance and matters of current controversy. Every study day is discrete, but sometimes we link these days to form a series.
Our Director, the Revd Dr Garry Williams, teaches our doctrine study days at London Seminary and for groups of pastors around the UK and Ireland. There are groups established in Belfast, Bradford-on-Avon, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Dagenham, Darlington, Derby, Dublin, Glasgow, Guildford, Kingston, Leeds, Manchester, Oxford, Warboys, and Wrexham. Doctrine days are also offered online for overseas pastors in different time zones.
The cost of a doctrine day is £40, which includes lunch if it is at London Seminary. If you are in full-time ministry and would like to attend a study day but would not come because of the cost, please contact us about the possibility of a bursary.
Doctrine study days usually begin at 9:30 with coffee and finish at 16:00, although timings may vary depending on the location.
Please note that you must book your study day by the Tuesday of the week before it is due to occur. Bookings made after the booking deadline will cost £45, and you may not receive lunch or a hard copy of any handouts.
Current doctrine day
The current day is Preaching the God-Man: Defending and Delighting in the Incarnation. It is taught by Garry Williams with input on biblical material from our Tutor in Biblical Studies, Dr Neil Martin. Neil brings some of the best of recent biblical scholarship that demonstrates an incarnational Christology, and Garry draws insights from the high points of patristic reflection and analytic theology to help us understand more of the coherence and implications of the biblical doctrine. We are very excited to make some of the wonderful insights in this rich literature accessible for pastors. Our desire is that we would honour the Son by speaking, teaching, and preaching rightly of him. What could be more important in our theology?
International Doctrine Days - LIVE
We are now running the current day live via Zoom at accessible times for pastors from around the world. More details and the links to book are here:
Asia and Australasia: 27th May.
The Americas: 2nd June.
The charge for the online international days is £40, but we are aware that this figure is pegged for a Western context, so if you are in a different context and it is too much for you to afford please do tell us and we will be pleased to provide support from our bursary fund.
In the UK and Ireland - SUSPENDED
We will, God willing, begin to schedule the UK tour of the new doctrine study day when the lockdown is lifted.
It was just incredibly edifying, stimulating and helpful in so many ways. I’m so pleased to have been there and so grateful that the Day was so clearly taught.
It was genuinely useful, because we explored themes that affect and regulate so much week-by-week word ministry; and it was faith-building, because we took a step back and could see once again the magnificence of Christ in the depths of His word.