In response to advice to us regarding the COVID-19 outbreak the College campus is now closed to students and all visitors as of 6pm on Thursday 19 March. Yet our aim remains - to equip 21st Century disciples. Therefore we will continue to facilitate the most effective learning we can for our students during this time. We are moving teaching online for our undergraduate and postgraduate students and will resource and support this through a staff team working and connecting remotely. There i
Seeds. is a weekly series of stories about the interesting and diverse people who study, work & visit the College. These stories of growth are created with the hope of sharing the work of God through personal testimonies of real people. Jordan "I'm preparing and I'm studying and I'm doing things to hopefully help people I haven't even met yet." Excitement about future possibilities can distract us from what God is doing now. Jordan, a se
Dr. Cindy Brown urges us to listen to and love the world as God loves the world. As we interact with the news, let us look past the headlines to where the Spirit wants to bring the Gospel to meet the needs of the world and move past ‘hashtag’ trends to a deeper understanding as people of the Kingdom of God.
Peter McDowell is our new Lecturer in Missiology, so he took a moment out of his preparing for teaching for us to ask him a few questions. So how are you? I'm good, it’s good to be here. It feels like my wife and I have done a lot of different things in a lot of different places, but at each point we look at what’s coming next. For me, teaching has always been a vocation. I like sharing with groups, and helping people (and myself) learn, grow and develop. So this feels
One of the ways the ways the College aims to create community, encourage worship, and introduce speakers with a variety of backgrounds in ministry and mission work is through Chapel each Tuesday. Chapel Tuesday is a series to give a glimpse into this special time each week. Passover Celebration Come Let us Adore Him Mission for God's Glory What is the Reward of Prayer? Is It Really God Leading?
Belfast Bible College are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Principal, Helen Warnock. Helen has been the General Director of Scripture Union Northern Ireland since 2003 and worked in Christian ministry in Northern Ireland for the last 20 years. Our Board of Directors carried out a comprehensive search to find the right person to lead the College forward, to continue our strong links with the local Church, Missions and Ministries as we seek to offer quality, relevant Theo
Kill the Foreigner? Love the Foreigner? What should our attitude be towards 'the foreigner’? Living in Belfast as an Englishman with a German wife and two Northern Irish children, I often feel that I occupy a strange position between ‘local’ and ‘foreigner’. This is not to complain in any way about the hospitality that I have received here, quite the opposite! However, the question of how we respond to the foreigner has intensified in recent years with the in
The Centre for Intellectual Disability Theology and Ministry - the first of its kind in the UK and Ireland - is an exciting new vision of Belfast Bible College. It is an initiative aimed at enhancing connections, teaching, research and advocacy to enrich churches, local communities and wider society through the appropriate inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. We provide a unique opportunity to share ChristianKeep Reading
Greetings from the Principal Patrick Mitchel By the end of October I will have been in post as Principal for three months. Of course I knew a lot about BBC before starting in August, but it is only from the ‘inside’ that you begin to appreciate all that goes on here. Let me share some initial impressions around three ‘C’s: First CONTENT: At the ‘Beginning’ service at the start of the year, I talked about AcKeep Reading
In his provocative little book entitled The Christian Mind, Harry Blamires wrote, half a century ago, "The Christian mind sees human life and human history held in the hands of God. It sees the whole universe sustained by his power and his love. It sees the natural order as dependent upon the supernatural order, time as contained within eternity. It sees this life as an inconclusive experience, preparing us for another; this world as a tempoKeep Reading
Have you ever had a sinking feeling when you’re doing some kind of ‘Christian activity’ (children’s ministry / evangelism / leading a Bible study / praying for others / leading praise / reading the Bible etc.) that you don’t really know what you’re doing? At the risk of turning this into a personal confession (or of inviting responses from those I’ve served with or ministered to of ‘Keep Reading
We are pleased to be working with the Methodist Church in Ireland to run this conference in Dungannon. The event is aimed at all those in church life who may be in contact with families or individuals with a learning disability, in particular church leaders, youth and children's volunteers and anyone with an interest in creating a welcome. Speakers are Ian Dickson and Jill Harshaw from the Centre for Intellectual DisabilityKeep Reading
In January Charlie Hadjiev taught a MTh course on the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East at the Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels, Belgium. The seminary is linked to the Assemblies of God Church and draws students from Europe, Africa, Latin America and the US. It was a great privilege to explore with such a diverse group of students the original historical background of the Old Testament, and seek to understand how a better undersKeep Reading
Kill the Foreigner? Love the Foreigner? What should our attitude be towards 'the foreigner’? Living in Belfast as an Englishman with a German wife and two Northern Irish children, I often feel that I occupy a strange position between ‘local’ and ‘foreigner’. This is not to complain in any way about the hospitality that I have received here, quite the opposite! However, the question of how we respond to the forKeep Reading