Nazarene Theological College is committed to serving as a resource for the church, both local and global.
The college has excellent links with a wide range of churches in the North-West of England, and many students benefit from the formal placement-learning arrangements the college has established with Churches and Ecclesial Communities in and beyond the region.
NTC hosts a range of regional, national, and international events on its campus, and acts as a ‘professional development’ resource: whether through access to library, to retreats, to day-conferences, to lectures, or to more formal study opportunities. The ideal location of the college, married to its excellent facilities, makes it a venue of choice for local church away-days, larger conferences, and other events.
Public Lectures and seminars form a part of the College’s resource. These include formal lectures, such as the annual ‘Didsbury Lecture Series,’ the Drysdale Mission Lecture, the MWRC Wesley Lecture, and the Sidney Martin Lecture in Practical Theology. There are also regular open ‘resource days’ in areas such as Child Protection, Health and Safety, Church Planting, and Evangelism. In partnership with the Evangelical Alliance and LICC (Manchester), NTC hosts such events as the annual ‘Manchester Bible School,’ designed to resource lay persons through evening study. In partnership with ‘Momentum,’ the College serves as a base for resourcing evangelism and church development.
The college is the home of the ‘Manchester Wesley Research Centre,’ which draws together a range of world-class institutions interested in the study of the Wesleyan Tradition. The link with the world-renowned ‘Methodist Archives,’ based at the John Rylands Library, is a particularly valuable resource.