When the Bible is taught God’s voice is heard. Teachers who ‘rightly handle’ the Word of truth are essential in today’s church. Whether in the congregation, home group, children’s or youth groups, indeed wherever the Bible is taught, we need people who can teach God’s Word in the power of the Spirit. 

For some years the Cornhill Training Course in London and the Northern Cornhill Course in Sheffield have offered a course that seeks to train men and women for this task. In September 2003 a course following a similar programme and using ‘Cornhill’ material started in the North West of England. Over 1900 students have now studied on one of our daytime or evening courses over the last 17 years and our prayer is that more people will be raised up to be able to teach God’s word.

The North West Ministry Training Course is led by Mark Pickles. Mark taught at Oak Hill Theological College for a number of years and is known as a Bible teacher. He has had over twenty years experience of pastoral ministry in a variety of churches, most recently in Cheshire. Mark is supported by regular lectures from leaders of North West Gospel Partnership Churches.

Testimonial from one of our students: Rhianne.

There are four strands to the daytime course: Biblical Theology, Exposition, Practical Ministry and Hands on Training.

For those who aren’t able to commit to a day a week to study, there are evening courses. There are three strands to the evening course: Biblical Theology, Exposition and Hands on Training. The Saturday course will run one day a month over 2 years and will cover the same material as the evening course.

From September we are running a number of 1st year courses in our region:

If you wish to continue studying with us after your first year we run a 2nd year course, which looks at doctrine and an indepth study of Romans. (Doctrine is not included in the evening course)

From September we are planning the following 2nd year courses:

Applications for 20/21 are now closed but please do apply for courses starting September 2021.

If you would like to apply for a 1st year course click here to download the application form. If you would like to apply for a 2nd year course click here to download the registration form.

We are also planning to run Gospel Living, Ministry & Leadership Evening course, please get in touch with Sara or Mark if this is something you might be interested in.

The Tim Peters Training Fund

If you have a desire to undergo training to serve the local church, but are restricted from doing so financially, then this is the fund for you. The website is thetimpeterstrainingfund.com

For applications, or any other queries about the fund, please contact timpeterstrainingfund@gmail.com