This experience is the flagship programme of PEACE.
This course is designed for people of all ages who wish to learn more about how to effectively share their faith in a winsome way.
You will learn about the core beliefs of the Seventh-Day Adventist faith and how to witness to people of all ages and faiths. It is our goal that those who come to study at PEACE will be enabled, empowered and equipped to share the Gospel wherever they go.
Date: 10th June to 8th September 2018*
Location: Birmingham, UK
About the programme
Learn more about what to expect
Experience the joy of friendship evangelism, door-to-door ministries, health evangelism, Bible studies and evangelistic visitation. Experience a public evangelistic programme and work with people toward baptism and discipling them into the Seventh-day Adventist church.
This module will enable students to actively participate in all aspects of practical evangelism, which includes:
- Lead cards; (Using Bible request cards to obtain Bible contacts)
- DVD contacts; (Using DVD’s to obtain Bible contacts and follow up)
- Evangelistic campaign contacts
- Door-to-door outreach
- Small group studies
They will be involved in giving a series of Bible studies to non-Adventist contacts with a view to leading them to Christ and preparing them for baptism. The Evangelism Practicum culminates in a 3-week public evangelistic campaign run by a seasoned evangelistic team, with the students’ Bible study contacts encouraged to attend. All students are involved in all aspects of the Evangelistic Campaign.
This programme will be delivered by a carefully selected team of specialists made up of faculty and guest lecturers drawn from local and overseas professional and experienced personnel.
Over the last few years, teachers have included:
- Justin Kim
- Adam Ramdin
- Jeffrey Rosario
- Craig Gooden
- Eugene Prewitt
- Emmanuel Baek
- Ian Sweeney
- Joseph Philpott
- Stephen Bohr
- Christopher Kramp
There are two fees related to the 3-month programme:
- Admission fee: £20 – this covers the processing of your application
- Course fee: £1,650 – this covers accommodation, lecturers and lecture handouts, tutorials, and food from Sunday to Thursday
There are three ways to pay:
- Cheque – you can pay your fee by cheque made out to the ‘North England Conference’
- Debit/credit card – telephone Aiko Ramdin, the Secretary to Treasury, on +44  115 960 6312 and pay over the phone
- Bank transfer – if you wish to pay directly into our bank account, please contact us for further information
Fourth month option
15 September to 13 October, 2018
The three-month flagship programme has an additional fourth month option, which will further aid your development and growth. *If you were to stay on for the extra month, the finishing date will be 13 October, 2018. **This optional month costs an additional £650.
Listen to what previous students have said about the programme
“PEACE was a pivotal point in my life. It came at just the right time. God, for some reason, led me there to get what I needed. It was at PEACE that I learned how to study the Bible, I came into contact with the gospel, I started to understand the foundations of the Seventh-day Adventist church, and it was a crucial catalyst for giving me a focus or a desire to enter into personal interest.”
~ Adam Hazel
“I had an amazing time at PEACE. It literally changed my life. Since PEACE, looking for ways to reach out to others within my sphere of influence has been a top priority. PEACE also showed me that there is so much to learn and do in the work of God that there are no limits to our Christian experience.”
~ Chantal Tomlinson
“I met like-minded people, and enjoyed working with them as a team to reach the community, to give bible studies and make friendships. I got over my fear of door knocking and finally heard someone properly teach righteousness by faith, which blew my mind. I learned about perseverance in the face of disappointment and made lasting friendships with most members of my class. We still are very close and are like family.”
~ Alycia Hanson
Everything you need to know to become a student
Complete the application form online by going to the application page, or call the NEC office on +44 (0)115 960 6312, ask for Kathleen Williams and request to have an application form posted out to you.
As soon as we receive your application form, we will send you a letter and email to acknowledge that we have received it as well as a list of things that you need to do to complete your application (two passport-sized photographs, consent letter signed by parent if you are 17 years old, referees names, pay admission fee of £20.00, pay course fees, pay course fees £1,600.00 or pay part of course fee). We will also send you reference forms that you will need to send out to your referees, and a health declaration form for you to sign, and we will also request that you confirm acceptance of the place that we have provisionally reserved for you.
Your application will be assessed for suitability based on the following criteria: age 17 +, commitment to building a real relationship with God, a real interest in evangelism and the work of the church, membership of the Church, medical history and current health & well-being are good, referees report are favourable, pastoral support is favourable and finances to cover the fees are in place or agreement to pay fees in instalments in exceptional circumstances.
We will hold your place for you while references, medical notes, fees, photos etc. are being forwarded to us. There is no need to worry at this stage about your place as it will be held until all relevant documents and funds are received. If you are unable to get a medical note, you are permitted to sign the declaration of good health note.
Once all documents are received and we are satisfied with your application, you will receive a letter and email confirming your place. This will also include information about you need to bring to PEACE as well as the PEACE booklist. At this stage, you should have paid your registration fee and have started paying the course fees. Our policy is that all fees are paid before you start the course. If you need to make arrangements for your fees to be paid by instalments, please contact Craig Gooden at firstname.lastname@example.org.