Learning Hub

Grow in your everyday faith and become a confident disciple by joining one of three learning pathways from the Diocese of Oxford. 

This Learning Hub is open to everyone in the Diocese of Oxford and the content is designed to be accessible to all. The three learning pathways are free of charge, and there are no mandatory assignments for you to complete.

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Book onto a course

We have three study group courses running this autumn term, available to book now. Check out our Eventbrite to register for free. Want to get learning straight away? Head over to the Hub to access our Bite-Sized and Going Deeper courses, available all year round.

Mission and EvangelismText reads 'Mission and Evangelism'. A green image shows a busy street.

Over ten weeks, Bishop Steven encourages you to think more deeply about mission and evangelism and consider where God is inviting you to be part of his transformation of our world.

Weekly online sessions with a tutor group will help you to learn and explore the materials with others. There’s also an on-site study day with Bishop Steven at Church House on 9 November. It’s a total time commitment of around 40 hours, mostly self-paced with no mandatory assignments.

Book now via Eventbrite.

Text reads 'Leading Worship'. A green image shows raised hands.Leading Worship

Worship can be thought of as the heartbeat of the Church and its shop window, but how do we worship God together most authentically? Why is it that we worship today in the ways we do?

This hands-on course aims to develop your understanding and skills in planning and leading worship.

The course starts with an online welcome evening on 19 September with an on-site study day at Church House in November.

Book now via Eventbrite.

Text reads 'Preparing to preach'. A green image shows a pulpit.Preparing to Preach

Explore the basics of preaching, theology and practice in this course designed for anyone starting out or simply wanting to explore this ministry.

A hands-on introduction to popular preaching approaches, recommended for candidates enrolled on the diocesan authorised preaching scheme.

The course starts with an online welcome evening on 23 October at 7.30pm, and is made up of weekly online tutorials with an on-site study day at Church House on 30 November.

Book now via Eventbrite.

What are the learning pathways?

We offer three different formats of course - Bite-sized, Going deeper, and Study groups. 


Work through topics at your own pace at a time that suits you.

Each section includes a film, questions and something to reflect on. Allow three hours per topic.

Going deeper

Learn online at your own pace, or as part of a local group exploring five or six sessions together.

Going deeper courses take around 15 hours to complete.

Study groups

Study groups take place each term. They are open to all and designed to be accessible to everyone in the church.

Allow for 40 hours of study over 8–10 weeks.


Latest courses

Five Marks of Mission

God’s mission is a fundamental concept for the church. In 1988 the Lambeth Conference made an important statement about mission, known as the five marks of mission. The five together are dimensions of Christian mission; each is vital. They are together the calling of the whole Church.

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How does it work?

This course is designed to be done in a small group over five sessions, but could be done by individuals working at their own pace. Once you've enrolled, you'll be able to access the full course and some notes for leaders. Let your incumbent or a lay leader at your church know if you'd be interested in exploring the course with a small group, or delve into the content in your own time.

What else can I do?

Interested in the story of scripture? Want to know more about the Beatitudes, or the two great commandments? Check out our full course catalogue. Our library is always growing, so pop back regularly, or let us know if there's something in particular you'd love to see.

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