Our blended learning approach combines personal study, small group discussion and reflective essays, to help you grapple with the Bible's transformative social vision for today.
See the World Through a Biblical Lens
‘Biblical Foundations for Public Leadership’ is the Jubilee Centre’s key training programme to develop and serve young Christian professionals seeking to make an impact for Christ in the ‘secular’ world. The course connects the ancient world and words of the Bible with the economic, social and political challenges of the 21st century.
We believe that the Bible provides us with a coherent vision for society that prioritises right relationships and promotes social justice. By becoming immersed in the biblical social vision and the principles of Relational Thinking, the programme will help you with becoming more effective as the salt and light of Christ in the world.
The course consists of eight modules over 12 months, covering: Biblical Foundations, The Economy, Politics, Justice & Law, Welfare, Family & Sexual Ethics, Science & Technology and The Arts. Taking a blended learning approach, BFPL involves personal study, small group discussions (group course only) and a reflective essay for each module.
The course is unique in two ways. Firstly, the curriculum has been built around previously published material (particularly Jubilee Centre’s Cambridge Papers) and provides a comprehensive overview of each sphere. By carefully selecting articles and essays on a range of issues in each module, we introduce and illustrate how the Bible speaks powerfully into each area of public life. Secondly, this is a tutored course rather than a taught course; the primary content is provided through reading material, rather than video lectures (there will be just one or two such lectures per module). Full details of the course structure are available here.
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What other Participants say
For me, the content of this course and the rich and ongoing discussions with fellow participants from around the world (continues to) make space for me to engage in different questions and challenge my perspectives. Rather than provide a prescribed set of actions to change the world, it deepens my understanding of, and the clarity with which, I follow Christ.
Learning with the Jubilee Centre has been a revelation: It is possible to not merely strive for social reform as a Christian, but to think Christianly about social reform.