Rooted is a King’s Church theological training programme which seeks to grow individuals by providing time and space for learning and for going deeper in their faith. It will equip followers of Jesus to grapple with important theological topics, as well as how to interpret and apply scripture. Rooted acts as a starting point for fuelling and encouraging life-long learners.
For those functioning in church leadership, or for those who feel called to discern, explore, or learn more about church leadership, an optional church leadership stream will also be provided.
This module will equip individuals in the art of hermeneutics (biblical interpretation). It will explore scripture in its historical environment, while looking at how theologians throughout Church history have grappled with biblical interpretation. This module will answer questions concerning how we read, apply and interpret scripture.
This module will address important theological topics such as the Doctrine of the Trinity, Christology, Soteriology and Pneumatology. It will equip individuals in Orthodoxy and appreciation/understanding for the development of church doctrine. This module will provide a robust framework for why we believe what we believe.
This module will enable critical reflection on the nature of the church as an apostolic instrument of mission. It will explore important biblical themes such as “Kingdom,” “Missio Dei” “Pre/Post-Millennialism” and “Ecclesiology.” Important church developments (Reformation; Evangelical Revivals, Pentecostalism) will also be explored.
Optional Church Leadership Stream
The supplementary Church leadership stream is designed for people who are already functioning in leadership roles, or who feel called to explore Church leadership.
This will require the attendance of three Friday evenings, which fall a day before one of the Saturday sessions from the other modules. By itself, this stream will form a fourth module.
Healthy Leadership – This module will explore key aspects of leadership, such as emotional health, forming vision, building healthy teams, strengthening character, pastoral ministry, sustainable leadership and homiletics.
Application of Learning
Rooted includes a new book per person to read and refer to over the course. Access to a subscription service with online books will also be provided.
Preliminary reading will be required via a shared online drive. This will include a few articles as well as online videos to watch. (Further reading will be provided as an optional extra).
Access to The Study
Each module will require a written exercise to formulate learning. This will be a short piece, reflecting on a question. Resources will be provided via “The Study” in King’s House.
For those on the Church leadership stream, a mentoring programme will be worked through with an assigned Pastor. This will consist of six informal meetups from September to June. More information will be provided upon starting the course.
2019 – 2020 Dates
Saturdays will run from 9:00am–3:30pm (includes lunch). Fridays will run from 7:30pm-9:00pm. All sessions will be in the Community Hub at King’s House.
Saturday 28th September 2019
Saturday 16th November 2019
Saturday 11th January 2020
Saturday 29th February 2020
Saturday 25th April 2020
Saturday 20th June 2020
Church Leadership Stream only
Friday 15th November 2019
Friday 28th February 2020
Friday 24th April 2020
Friday 19th June 2020
Cost of the Course
It is just £60 for the standard course, which can be spread across 10 months for just £6 a month, or paid in full.
Church Leadership Stream
For those on the Church leadership stream, an additional £15 will be added onto the standard £60 fee (totalling £75). This can be spread across 10 months for just £7.50 a month, or paid in full.
If you are interested in getting onto the programme click the button and fill in the application form.