Month: August 2019

‘The Bible Course’ – A Bible Study to Change Lives! AGM to follow.

A unique opportunity to learn about and sample an outstanding new Scripture study course — The Bible Course, as it is called — will be offered this September by the Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland (BACI) at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute in Churchtown, Dublin.  The Bible Course — developed by the Bible Society (UK and Ireland) — aims to familiarise participants with the overarching story of the Bible – creation, redemption and the promise of eternal life – as expressed in the Old and New Testaments. The course promises to become a day-to-day inspiration for our lives. 

The speakers from the Bible Society will show samples of the course, guide discussion on the content, and equip participants to lead the eight-week course in their own parishes or community settings. Created by lecturer and pastor Dr. Andrew Ollerton, the course is designed for anyone who has, or shares, responsibility for running Bible studies or discussions in the context of a Christian community.  An interview with Dr. Ollerton about the course may be found HERE.

The Bible Course is highly accessible and interactive, and will enhance and inform a person’s ongoing Bible study, whether new to the Bible or wanting to go deeper. Using a unique storyline, the course shows how the key events, books, and characters all fit together. You will get to see the big picture and discover how the Bible applies to your life.

Programme for the day:

9.30-10am: Registration and Coffee
10.00am: Introduction and act of worship – The Revd Dr. William Olhausen
10.15am: The Bible Course – Catherine Little and Julie McKinley
11.15am: Coffee
11.30am: The Bible Course – Catherine Little and Julie McKinley
11.30am: The Bible Course – Catherine Little and Julie McKinley
1.00pm: Lunch (provided)
2.00pm: The Bible Course – Catherine Little and Julie McKinley
3.00pm: Tea and Close
3.30pm: BACI AGM – All welcome

GUEST SPEAKERS: Julie McKinley of the National Bible Society of Ireland, and Catherine Little of the Bible Society of Northern Ireland.

DATE/TIME: The event will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9.45am to 3.00pm, followed by the BACI AGM at 3.30pm.

LOCATION: The Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Braemor Park, Churchtown, Dublin. Map is HERE.

ADMISSION: Admission charge — including lunch and tea/coffee is €15.

REGISTRATION AND FURTHER INFORMATION: To register interest or to sign up for this BACI event, please contact BACI treasurer Barbara Bergin berginba@gmail.com.