Study Courses

USPG study courses: Exploring the bible with the world church


Our study courses explore different aspects of Christian life and mission from the perspective of the global church.

By offering insights into how our church partners are putting their faith into practice, we hope these courses will inspire you and your church to engage more deeply with local and global mission.

You can read the courses on this page or click here to order printed booklets.

For such a time as this

The world is in crisis; Creation is groaning. People and the Earth have been crying out for many years. But for too long, many people - particularly those in the global North - have chosen not to listen, instead remaining complicit in destruction and continuing to increase inequalities. In such a time as this, what have Christians got to offer?

Our doctrine of creation suggests that it was never meant to be like this, but that human nature is tarnished or fallen. The biblical narrative of salvation provides a remedy and challenges us to play our part in the process of redemption and re-creation. This is the journey that we will take together over the six sessions looking at the implications for our daily lives both as individuals and as communities of faith and hope.

We are here for such a time as this. Called to respond with words and actions. USPG partners with churches across the world in their mission of transforming lives through education, health care and justice for all. USPG’s partner churches offer us insights, hope  and encouragement in the ways that they are confronting the issues of ecological justice in their own context: and in doing so, challenge us to respond: are we ready to accept the challenge?

For such a time as this (PDF)

 

Living with a world of difference

A five session study course celebrating diversity within the Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion is extraordinary. It is the world’s third largest Christian community, a worldwide family of tens of millions of Christians, from more than 165 countries stretching around the globe. Within the Communion there is an enormous breadth of cultural diversity. Hundreds of languages are spoken. Anglicans and Episcopalians live in modern cities and rural heartlands. And yet, in spite of this wealth of difference and diversity, the Communion shares many aspects of its life and faith in Jesus Christ.

Living with a world of difference (PDF)

Byw mewn byd o wahaniaeth (PDF)


The Prophetic Voice of the Church

Today there are many prophetic voices throughout the world church: calling us to be like Jesus, who stood on the margins, comforting the oppressed and challenging the comfortable. This course explores this through the ministry of the church in India.

 The Prophetic Voice of the church (PDF)

Videos to accompany each week of the study can be found here


All Things Are Possible

Explore how Anglican Churches around the world are supporting global development.

We want to suggest that it is only in God that there is any real hope for lasting change.

All Things Are Possible (PDF)

 

Living an Authentic Life 

Explore the meaning of discipleship, with reflections from the church in India, Malawi, Pakistan, South Africa and England.

We ask what it means to live an authentic life as a disciple of Christ – and suggest it involves being true to ourselves, to those we meet, and to God.

Living an Authentic Life (PDF)

 


Migration and Movement

We look at the complex issues of economic migration, refugees, human trafficking, and the displacement of communities due to climate change.

We do not claim to have the answers, but hope this course will inspire us to engage more deeply with the issues.

Migration and Movement (PDF)

 

A Heart for Mission

For many Christians, mission is why the church is here; for others, the concept of ‘mission’ is tainted with ideas of colonialism or heavy-handed evangelism.

We take a fresh look at mission by focusing on the Anglican Communion’s Five Marks of Mission.

A Heart for Mission (PDF)


The Gospel in Action

This course looks at the meaning of the gospel from five different countries and five different perspectives.

With reflections from the church in Brazil, Ghana, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Zambia, we look at how the gospel can inspire us to live differently and challenge injustice.

The Gospel in Action (PDF)