UTU is an independent, ecumenical charitable organisation, committed to the search for relevant Christian discipleship in contemporary society. It seeks to be a community of study and commitment, based in the inner city, where people can come from many backgrounds, nationalities and traditions, for vocational discovery and theological and ministerial education/training.
Our courses are geared to give support, affirmation, new skills and ideas to lay and ordained Christians in all contexts, especially the urban. Our ethos is to be inclusive, which means there is respect for different theological perspectives. In the search for relevant Christian practice today.
OPEN TO ALL!
Study Day: Preaching Today - With the Bible
Thursday, 14 May 2015 10 am - 3 pm
With Dr Ian K Duffield
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UTU COLLOQUIUM - A MEETING OF FRIENDS & COLLEAGUES
WHO WISH TO SHARE TOGETHER CONCERNS FOR
URBAN MISSION & URBAN THEOLOGY.
THE MEETING TAKES PLACES ON WEDNESDAY,
22 APRIL, 10.45 am AT UTU.
CANON JULIAN SULLIVAN, VICAR OF ST MARY'S,
BRAMALL LANE, PRESENTS:
ENGAGEMENT & PROJECTS: VALUING CONTRIBUTIONS
IN COMMUNITY ALL WELCOME!
INNER CITY CHURCH & MINISTRY
25 APRIL, 10 am AT UTU
SHARING OUR STORIES & MINISTRIES
Church speakers are invited to bring displays,
programmes, booklets, etc. A bookstall will be
Contact the UTU Office on 0114 2709907
EXPLORING THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES
REVD DR NOEL IRWIN
WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIECE BUT
DUE TO ILLNESS THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
This course will be run later in the year!
ALL WELCOME - NO FEE!
DONATIONS & VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS ARE
MUCH APPRECIATED! click here for further details
DON'T MISS IT!
Christians & War with Dr Alan Billings
Friday, 5 June 2015, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
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POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER TO SPEAK ABOUT CHRISTIAN ATTITUDES TOWARDS TERRORISM & WAR
The Police & Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, Dr Alan Billings, is to speak about his new book, 'The Dove, the Figlead and the Sword: why Christianity changes its mind about war'
The book traces the development of Christian thinking from the pacifism of the first Christians to the development of the ideas of just war and their application in recent times. This includes attitudes towards nuclear weapons & the war against terrorism.
Dr Billings will speak about the issues facing anyone who wants to take a moral stanceabout the use of force in the situation the country finds itself in today.
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STUDY DAY - URBAN PRACTICE & THEOLOGY
THURSDAY, 19 MARCH 2015 has now been replaced by
URBAN MISSION TRAINING on MONDAY, 13 JULY 2015
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
We are inviting several other Urban Theology and Urban Mission agencies to come and share their thoughts and plans.
This will enable people to come and stay on for the UTU Summer School which takes place on
TUESDAY, 14 JULY & WEDNESDAY, 15 JULY.
For further information contact the UTU office or to discuss accommodation if required.
UTU SUMMER SCHOOL
For this year's Summer School there will be contributions on Discipleship.
The Official Methodist Strapline of "A Discipleship Movement Shaped for Mission" is now joined by the new Anglican emphasis on "Developing Discipleship".
We will assemble Old and New Testament scholars and practitioners to give some solid biblical slants on discipleship; and then do work on how Discipleship is being used or could be used by people today.
STUDY DAYS & SHORT COURSES AT UTU
NO FEE - DONATION WELCOME
Lower Ground Floor, Victoria Hall
(Access at Chapel Walk Entrance)
|UTU SHORT COURSES|
|SHORT COURSES Led by Dr Noel Irwin
At Victoria Hall Methodist Church
EVENTS OPEN TO ALL
Exploring Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) - Thursdays 16th, 23rd, 30th April, and 7th May 2015 7pm to 9pm
To find out more download the full short courses pdf document.
Research Degrees at UTU
MA, MPhil & PhD
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UTU Book Sale
A huge range of quality books, both specialist and general….. Theological, Biblical, Religious, Plus various miscellaneous subjects All Sale Books from 50p to £5 Also, a 20p ‘bargain basement’
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Our New Offices
UTU's new teaching suite is in the centre of Sheffield and offers academic courses in Theological education and training, in particular MA & MPhil/PhD programmes through Luther King House and an approved partner of the University of Manchester. We also offer less formal courses in personal theology and spirituality, biblical Hebrew, sabbaticals and courses tailored to particular needs.
If you can't find what you are looking for on these pages, do contact us, and we'll try to help.
Location: Access to UTU is via the Chapel Walk entrance (to the left when facing the front of the building,opposite the stage entrance of the Crucible Theatre and the NCP car park). In the reception area walk straight ahead to the lift on your left to the lower ground floor and follow the signs for UTU.