About TIM

The TIM Training Course is a Bible teaching course first established in 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is modelled after PT Cornhill and other similar training courses in the UK.

The aim of the TIM course is to teach people to be able to handle the word of God rightly, and to be able to preach and teach it in a variety of contexts.

What would I learn?

The course aims to equip Christians to understand the Bible accurately, teach the Bible effectively and apply the Bible appropriately.

See Course Content.

Who is the course for?

The course aims to train Christians who in their local churches have been seen to be Godly, Reliable, Available, Faithful and Teachable.

Read 10 reasons to consider TIM Training Course.

Who can attend the course?

Men and women with evangelical convictions from all Christian denominations. We are looking for those with both a hunger and a gift for Bible-teaching ministry. We want to train students who are hoping, God-willing, to do Bible teaching work in the future.

For many, the course is an important part of testing their suitability for this ministry.

Some evidence of experience in teaching the Bible will be expected. This may have been gained in preaching, or (more often) in small-group contexts or youth and children’s work.

The course will provide an ideal grounding in Bible-teaching for church apprentices, as well as for those who already have a regular ministry in their own churches.

Find out about how to apply.

How long does the course take?

The course takes 1 day a week (Mondays), over 2 years.

See Term Dates and Fees.