40 Years Old!

2 Jan 2024

Introducing #StudentStories

2023-24 is a big year for KST. It marks our 40th birthday!

King’s School of Theology began life as a full-time residential college, serving the Salt and Light (S&L) network of churches. In 1983 the first cohort gathered near Vancouver. Over the years over 1230 people have studied with King’s Theology – people who were trained in God’s word, for lives dedicated to his purposes. They have gone on to all sorts of things across the world. That is quite a legacy, and we think it deserves celebrating.

As part of a series of celebrations, we commissioned this ‘student stories’ project. We have gathered stories of alumni from across the 40 years, asking them what studying theology at KBC/KBCTC/KST[1] meant to them, and how it has shaped them over the years.

The stories are wonderful. They represent people who have been ‘infected’ for God’s Kingdom, who love His Word, and who are serving him in a myriad of ways. From those running housing projects to leading churches, from working in NHS hospitals to becoming a foster carer, studying theology equips God’s people for all of life.

We will post one or two stories every week. We hope they provide encouragement as you look back at your own journey with God.

If you would like to explore studying with us, come along to a free online Taster event. It’s a great way to find out what we do and why!

[1] KST has been known under various names over the years: – King’s Bible College, King’s Bible College and Training Centre and King’s Theological College when it was a full-time programme; King’s School of Theology in its part time form. Each transition was marked by changes in personnel, location and structure, but also consistency. The core vision to train people in the Word of God, in a worshiping and active community, has remained the same.   

Lizzie Hollow ©2024 | Article link | News
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New KST Staff Member

27 Mar 2024

KST is delighted to welcome Harriet Ferris to the team as our new Operations Manager.

Working 2.5 days a week, Harriet will oversee the efficient functioning of KST’s administrative processes and communications. She is taking on a new role within the team, combining some of the work previously shared by Lizzie Hollow and Maria Skoyles.

Harriet studied Geography and International Development at The University of Derby, which she later followed with a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology of Development with Swahili at SOAS in London. As well as living and working in settings across the UK, Harriet has lived in Kenya and Malaysia. She brings a wealth of cross-cultural experience and she is passionate about KST’s mission to nurture leaders for a dynamic and interconnected world.

Outside her responsibilities at KST, Harriet dedicates her time to volunteering for a charity in Tanzania, and contributes to initiatives aimed at sustainable development and social welfare. She’s also involved in London’s vibrant art and music scene, organising events that foster creativity and community engagement.

On Sundays, you’ll find Harriet worshipping at her local church in London, where she is actively involved in programs like the Alpha course and her connect group. Her commitment to holistic development, both personally and professionally, reflects her belief in the transformative power of education and faith.

We’re excited to have her on board!

Harriet says, “I’m looking forward  to supporting  everyone involved at KST and helping spread the word about all the amazing courses we offer. I truly believe studying theology can be incredibly transformative, and I’m thrilled to be a part of making that happen for more people”. 

The remainder of Maria and Lizzie’s duties will be covered by Academic Dean Ruth Norris when she takes on an additional day of work per week from September 2024. Together with our fantastic team of mentors, tutors and volunteers, we continue to offer theological education that is accessible, affordable and transformational for people’s lives.

KST staff team 2024

If you would like to find out more about KST’s programmes and events, please check out our free online Tasters. We also run a programme of short courses. A new 4-week course on the spirituality of St Paul will be launching soon!

Lizzie Hollow ©2024 | Article link | News