The way we teach at Oak Hill is guided by these words from the apostle Paul: ‘Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries’ (1 Corinthians 4:1). Students come to Oak Hill to be entrusted with the gospel and to become faithful servants of Jesus Christ.
To achieve that, our teaching staff are wholeheartedly committed to being stewards of God themselves. That works itself out in two ways. They are passionate about the content of what they teach, that their theology and application is biblically true and trustworthy. And they are also committed to being excellent teachers, so they can show students how to excel as teachers of God’s people themselves.
Brad Bitner, Oak Hill’s Director of Learning, Teaching and Assessment, says: ‘We believe there is a unique value in face to face residential training, especially when you have a faculty which is experienced in ministry, and also practises
teaching as a craft. We’re here not just to download information, but to engage with our students.’
Part of our commitment to teaching excellence is peer-to-peer review, where our teaching staff sit in on each other’s lectures and offer critical feedback.
Engaged in pioneer ministry in Barrow-in-Furness, Robin and Zoe are living their faith in the community.
Assistant Minister of Grace Community Church, Kempston, Jon marries practical and spiritual outreach.