What is the Philip Project?
The Philip Project is a Friends International discipleship course for Christian international students and professionals, and will be running in Southampton from October 2020 to June 2021, over the course of nine Saturdays (one a month).
How does it work?
The Philip Project aims to train you to understand and teach the Bible, enabling you to be better equipped to serve the church wherever you go, helping you to disciple others. The Philip Project is formed of three parts:
- Monthly training days: once a month on a Saturday, led by experienced teachers, covering a set programme.
- One to one mentoring: each student meets regularly with a mentor to encourage their Christian walk and to aid their growth in understanding and teaching the Bible.
- A weekend away: a weekend with Bible talks and workshops on teaching the Bible.
Who will teach the course?
Rev David Hunt will be teaching the Bible Overview on the course, assisted by a team of guest lecturers (from Friends International and from local churches) for the other sessions. The course is run in partnership with Friends International, and is part of a network of Philip Project courses which run around the UK.
What is the covered on the training days?
The programme page gives full details of the programme. The training days are divided into three main sessions, each of 90 minutes:
- Bible overview: we examine the overall story of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation
- Understanding the Bible: teaching you how to interpret different types of Bible literature and studies of particular passages
- Teaching the Bible: training you how to study a passage, lead Bible studies and prepare a message
How much does it cost?
The course, including all teaching materials, refreshments, and meals costs £120. (This is equivalent to £13.33 per Saturday session – there are nine Saturday sessions). It can be paid in termly installments. There will be an additional cost of around £80 for the weekend away.
If you feel you cannot afford the cost of the course, do not let that put you off applying, but contact us, as we will have some bursaries available to cover a part of the cost; or maybe your church might be willing to help you cover the cost.
About the Philip Project
Geoff Low, National Director of the Philip Project explains the background to the Philip Project:
“The Philip Project aims to contribute towards the training of faithful Bible teachers among Christian international students, short-term professionals and church volunteers from all over the world residing in the UK. This is done by seeking to develop both the skills and the character to teach the Scriptures with accuracy, relevance and passion. We presently have Saturday classes meeting once a month in London, Cambridge, Canterbury, Nottingham, Dundee and Southampton“