Baptist Ministerial Formation

St Hild College works in partnership with Northern Baptist College to offer a fully accredited route for any students recommended for Baptist ministerial formation. Ministers in Training and non-ministerial Baptist students are based at the Barnabas Teaching Centre, Sheffield.

Baptist Leadership Programme

Baptist Ministers in Training from across the region join together for a programme of six Saturdays each year. The Baptist Leadership Programme helps students to reflect together on their formation contexts, developing skills for the long term as Baptist ministers.

Academic Formation

Baptist Ministers in Training pursue an academic pathway agreed at interview, normally a Diploma, BA or MA award. Study hours will depend on the pathway, and can be tailored to fit the needs of the student and his or her local context. 

Teaching is based at the Barnabas Teaching Centre in Sheffield on Mondays where, in addition to our faculty Baptist Tutor, a range of Baptist lecturers contribute in their specialities to the teaching programme. Baptist students study on the full Barnabas Teaching Centre curriculum alongside Anglican and independent students, with participation in our signature missional leadership programme. Our postgraduate programme includes the opportunity to access additional study resources and modules options at our Mirfield Teaching Centre.

Contextual Formation

Ministers in Training are expected to be working in a recognised context of Baptist leadership. They are supported by a member of our associate tutor network, overseen in partnership with Northern Baptist College. The associate tutor’s role is to help the Minister in Training to integrate theology, life and ministry, and to accompany the process of formation in their given context.


For enquiries or to book a visit, contact enquiries@sthild.org