Are you a lay preacher who would like to learn more about the New Testament? Are you a minister who studied New Testament over a decade ago and would like to update your knowledge? Are you simply interested in learning skills for reading the Bible from a great New Testament scholar?

Come and join our pilot Learning Hub!

The Commission for Education for Discipleship and Leadership (CEDAL) are trialling a new idea in the second half of the year. We will be joining Rev Dr Robyn Whitaker’s Introduction to New Testament: Stories, Texts, Beliefs unit. We’ll meet together to work through the preparatory material each week and then join Robyn’s online tutorial.

The learning hub will be auditing the unit – that means no essays, no assignments, just the fun of learning and good discussion.

Course dates will be over 12 x Thursdays between 3 August to 2 November – all via Zoom!

The cost for the course is $100, with registrations closing on Saturday 15 July. Register via our Eventbrite link here –

Contact Rev Dr Cathie Lambert to find out more –

About the unit.

This unit provides an introduction to New Testament history, texts, and theology. Beginning with the letters of Paul as the earliest extant Christian literature, and surveying the development of gospel literature as well as other forms of early Christian writing, it considers the rise of the early Christian movement and explores the range of developing theological beliefs that characterised the first two generations of early Christianity. In using the New Testament texts as the main source for investigation, the unit draws attention to the diversity of texts, genres, theologies and perspectives within the New Testament itself, and considers a number of critical historical, literary and theological issues that emerge from the study of New Testament texts.

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