We asked students what the Philip Project has meant to them.
The Philip Project aims to contribute towards the training of faithful Bible teachers among Christian international students, short-term professionals and church volunteers from all over the world residing in the UK. This is done by seeking to develop both the skills and the character to teach the Scriptures with accuracy, relevance and passion. We presently have Saturday classes meeting once a month in London, Cambridge, Canterbury, Nottingham and Dundee.
We have a strategic opportunity to develop the gifts of Christian internationals who are living in the UK. Many go back to their home countries or elsewhere, often where churches may be persecuted or weakened by unbiblical and unhelpful teaching. We believe that the Christian church grows in maturity and in numbers where the Bible is taught with attention given both to its original context and to the real-life situation of the hearers.
For this reason the Philip Project aims to equip Christian internationals who come to study or work in various professions (engineering, IT, medicine etc.) to serve churches through Bible teaching ministries.
We long for evangelical churches to be committed to this Project and to partner with us in:
- Encouraging short term internationals to join the Philip Project
- Mentoring Philip Project students
- Supporting the Philip Project through prayer and by giving (please get in touch to receive news or to find out how to support us)
Please look around the site and do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you don't find what you are looking for!
Philip Project Co-ordinator
The Philip Project course was a great challenge to me. I found myself challenged by the teachers as they taught us. They made the Bible come alive and explained the hard bits so simply. They helped me see the Bible in a way that I had never seen it before.
I would recommend Philip Project; the course times are student-friendly, the course provides a place where the student is challenged and equipped to handle God's word correctly and it is a place for 'Christian social support' in a foreign country.
It was while I was in Uganda, sitting through a group discussion with some pastors who had preached for many years that what I had been taught in Philip Project suddenly made sense. They said everything about what the text said except what the text actually said. I remember thinking to myself, "If this is what Christians are being taught, then the church is in big trouble. Now I see where the vision of Philip Project fits - there is a great need in the church in Africa for faithful Bible teachers".
Mercy Ireri, Langham Preaching Facilitator for East Africa, Kenya