Elivate provides an opportunity for you to grow deeper in your relationship with God through incorporating Bible study, personal development and discipleship into your regular working life and/or a church placement.

Elivate is part of the Midlands Moorlands Centre, which is based in Selly Oak. During this year you will attend two study weeks, which will take place at the International Mission Centre (IMC) in Selly Oak, Birmingham. These weeks will comprise of five days of lectures, seminars and workshops, which will include and integrate: studying the Bible, exploring issues of mission, personal and spiritual development and practical skills. It is designed to equip you with a greater knowledge and understanding of practical service and your own walk with God.

This programme works well as a stand-alone year, or as a pathway towards Higher Education. It opens opportunities to further study by giving you a taster of college life. This creative one-year programme is designed to flexibly accommodate your learning aspirations such that you can undertake it alongside your regular work and/or a church placement.


Course costs are:

Full board student £975

Day student £705


The dates for the study weeks are:

5th – 9th October 2015

7th – 11th March 2016


During the Elivate year you will receive training in four main areas:

1. Biblical Studies

Designed to give you an overview of two books in the Bible and help you apply biblical truth and theological wisdom to every area of your life and work.

2. Mission

Aims to help you grasp more fully God’s missional nature and his missionary work within the world, in the context of his overarching plan for the whole of creation, and explore the church’s role within this.

3. Personal and Spiritual Development

Developed to facilitate and encourage personal and spiritual development and discipleship in order to help you become more fully the person that God created you to be.

4. Development of Practical Skills

Designed to prepare you for practical work and ministry as effectively as possible and help you to holistically incorporate what you learn within the course into your day-to-day life and work.

Course Assessment

To complete the Elivate course, students are expected to meet the following criteria:

  1. Attend the Autumn and Spring study blocks of the programme.
  2. Satisfactorily complete four assignments during the year, which will involve writing a magazine article, producing a video, leading a discussion and creating a portfolio.
  3. Gain a satisfactory report from your Placement Supervisor.

On satisfactory completion of the course you will receive the Elivate certificate from Moorlands College.


For more information or an application form please contact us at: admissions@moorlands.ac.uk or on 01425 674500

Moorlands College, Sopley, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7AT

Address for International Mission Centre:
International Mission Centre, 24 Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6QX