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Foundation Course


Mondays 7-9.15PM, 30 September - 25 November 2019

No class on 28 October (8 weeks total)


in House of Vic Ryn, Moira Road, Lisburn, NI

A new course in partnership with Living Leadership


TUTORS: Dr Paul Coulter and Rachel Shields

Both Paul and Rachel hold degrees in theology and have extensive experience in apologetics, both studying themselves and training others.  Paul is co-leader of the European Foundational Apologetics Network and Director of the Sophron Network, with which Living Leadership is partnering in this course. He has written several apologetics articles for bethinking.org.

COST: £80 or £60 for students

A discounted rate of £72 (10% off) is available for members of groups of three or more.

If you are unable to pay the full amount, please let us know - we may be able to offer you a discounted rate.

Refreshments are not included and cannot be purchased on site during the evening - please bring your own snacks and drinks (flasks are permitted!)



Anyone wanting to increase knowledge and develop skills in sharing their faith with others and answering questions about faith while focusing on the character of grace we need to be effective in presenting the gospel. Material is accessible whatever your level of experience and education.



  1. The biblical basis for Graceful Apologetics

  2. Conversational Apologetics (1 Peter 3)

  3. A Consistently Christian Worldview?

  4. The Apologetics of C.S. Lewis

  5. Other Worldviews: understanding them

  6. Other Worldviews: engaging with them

  7. Confidence in Scripture

  8. Confidence in Christ


Each evening will include interactive talks and plenty of time for discussion and Q&A with tutors.



If you have any other queries about the course, please email Paul Coulter.