Praxis Ministry Academy (PMA) exists as a school of adult education, primarily for lay people, to provide foundational training in biblical and doctrinal studies, church ministry skills and leadership skills so they may be better prepared to do the “work of the ministry” (Ephesians 4:12). A PMA certificate does not confer any ministerial status.

WHY PRAXIS? ‘Praxis’ can be described as the process by which a theory is put into practice. In relation to the Christian faith, it can be about how we study and apply God’s word so we can experience greater success in our personal lives and ministry it is to study, serve and succeed!

Benefits include:

  • Study the Bible and ministry with an experienced ministry practitioner and other evangelical-minded Christians involved in church ministry 
  • Critically work through a selection of the quality foundational study materials produced by the Evangelical Training Association (ETA) and receive ETA credits for completed modules
  • Open new doors for ministry and more advanced studies at other institutions

Venue: Hampden Chapel, Lauriston Rd, London E9 7EU

(x2 modules per 12-week term)

Sept-Nov: Growing Towards Spiritual Maturity and Biblical Leadership
Jan-Mar: Biblical Beliefs and Evangelism in the 21st Century
Apr-May: 8-week practical (no classes)
June/July: Graduation Service at Hampden Chapel


“Praxis has been a great experience…It encourages you to think, read and explore the difficult and unanswered questions about the faith.” Sammy, Praxis student 2017/18


START DATE: September 2018 term starts on Sunday 2nd of September 6.00pm – 8.00pm 

TUTOR: John Onelum, DMS, BD (Hons), MA in Aspects and Implications of Biblical Interpretation. John is also the Lead Pastor of Hampden Chapel. With his experience of church ministry and management, supported by his studies in both fields, John is a ministry
practitioner poised to make a significant contribution in the training of tomorrows Christian leaders.


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