The popular Aberdeen Academy of Theology is launching its sixth session.

The classes attract interested church members and church leaders from throughout the denominations. No previous theological training is necessary as the aim of the classes is to be accessible to all.

Next Session

The next session is entitled Pastoral Care and is led by the Rev Dr Ken Jeffrey.

The topics which will be covered are:

Saturday 27 January: What is care and why do we care?

Saturday 24 February: Who, when and where do we care?

Saturday 24 March: How do we care?

The command to ‘Love one another’ sits at the heart of the Christian faith. In this series of classes Rev Dr Ken Jeffrey will explore pastoral care as it has been understood in Scripture and the Christian tradition and will examine our calling to practice love for one another in the church and in the world today.

The Academy meets at the Rubislaw Church Centre, I Beaconsfield Place, Aberdeen AB15 4AB

Starting at 09.30 the classes last for 3 hours which includes a coffee break.  There is plenty of opportunity for interaction with class mates and teachers.  The CMS Coordinator introduces the event and starts the proceedings with prayer. Any PowerPoint slides or notes made available are circulated by email after the meetings.

Course of three classes cost £45 / £30 for unwaged. 

To reserve a place please visit our online store.

For more information contact clare.davidson@abdn.ac.uk or tel: 01224 272138

Previous Sessions

The previous sessions were: ‘Who is God?  Everything you wanted to know about God but were afraid to ask’,  with Professor Tom Greggs,  ‘I believe in One Lord Jesus Christ’ with Professor Paul Nimmo, ‘We believe in the Holy Spirit’ led by Dr Don Wood, and ‘What is the Church?' led by Professor Ivor Davidson.

On the 7th October, 4th November, and 2nd December 2017, Professor Phil Ziegler led a session on 'Hope and Forgiveness at Creed’s End'.

The bishops who gathered at the Council of Constantinople in 381 AD amended the Nicene Creed by, among other things, adding three final statements concerning baptism, and Christian hope in resurrection and eternal life. In this, the final series of classes exploring the ancient creed and its meaning for the Christian life, Professor Philip Ziegler explored how these teachings have been understood in scripture and tradition, and how we might own them in faith and hope today.