Each week interns will get Biblical, Christ-centred training both in-house and with the Sussex Gospel Partnership training course.

 

They will also receive technical training, equipping them for the whole creative process, from project design to scripting, filming, editing, and promotion.

Sussex Gospel Partnership Course

Each Tuesday interns will join Christians from across Sussex for a day of Biblical instruction and training in Haywards Heath. Through lectures, group work, class discussions and teaching workshops, students on the course gain the following:

  • A firm understanding of the Bible & its teaching
  • Confidence and ability to share the Bible with others
  • A practical understanding of biblical ministry

Course Content

Bible Overview

Travelling from Genesis to Revelation, we get a bird’s-eye view of the Bible. Students find it very exciting and informative to learn how it all fits together from Creation to New Creation. This provides a vital foundation for a full understanding of each of the individual parts of the Bible.

Teaching Workshops

These are an important part of the course as they provide an opportunity for students to try out the skills they have been learning in a safe and supportive small group context. The workshop groups offer a very helpful learning experience for everyone from the complete novice to the seasoned Bible teacher.

Christian Doctrine

This is where we examine what the Bible teaches about a number of basic themes. We look at a range of topics including the nature of God, the person of Christ, his death and resurrection, the nature of the Word of God and the work of the Holy Spirit. Further Christian doctrine is covered on year 2 of the SMTC.

Principles of Exposition

This is a very practical part of the course in which we learn how to understand and teach different parts of the Bible (such as The Gospels, Old Testament historical books, New Testament Letters) and then practise what we have learned in the Teaching Workshops.

Bible Books

We study at least three books in depth as well as taking a briefer look at some other books. This not only grows our understanding of the books we study, but helps to illustrate the Principles of Exposition. In recent years we have covered Matthew, Exodus, Colossians and 1 Thessalonians. There is an opportunity to study further Bible books on year 2 of the SMTC, including an in-depth study of Romans.

Additional Topics

In addition, the SMTC provides further practical training for a wide range of ministry contexts, covering topics such as explaining the gospel, handling questions people ask, working in a team, men’s ministry, women’s ministry, youth work and church planting.

In-house training

Each Monday interns enjoy a time together for in-house theological and technical training delivered by Glen Scrivener, Dan Rackham and a handful of visiting industry guests.

Topics

Theological

Additional theological topics that we will cover:

  • Theological method
  • Doctrine of God
  • Creation
  • Fall
  • Atonement
  • Ecclesiology
  • Sacraments
  • Mission
  • Eschatology
  • Genesis
  • Exodus
  • The Law
  • The Writings
  • The Prophets
  • The Gospels
  • Acts
  • Epistles
  • Revelation

Digital Film Production

Theoretical and practical training in idea development, pre-production, production, post-production and promotion of videos and short films online. Teaching will cover:

  • Script Development
  • Storytelling
  • Storyboarding
  • Production Management
  • Directing
  • Casting
  • Working with Actors
  • Location Scouting
  • Set Design & Build
  • Studio Lighting
  • Camera Practicals
  • Animation
  • Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Sound Mixing
  • Promotion