The Philip Project

Understanding and Sharing God's Word

The Philip Project is a training programme that aims to train Christian international students and professionals to both understand and share God’s Word. Additionally, it seeks to develop both the skills and character to enable others to grasp the Bible’s message – wherever the student goes.

Why the ‘Philip’ Project?

In Acts 8 Philip encounters the Ethiopian eunuch who was returning home from Jerusalem, reading Isaiah. He asks him, Do you understand what you are reading?” And the eunuch replies, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” After Philip explains the good news of Jesus to him from the prophecy, the eunuch believes and is baptised – and goes home with a new understanding of the Bible, able to tell others about him. In the same way the Philip Project aims to help international students and professionals to understand the Bible and share it with others when they return home.

The Philip Project includes:

  • Monthly training days led by experienced teachers with opportunities for students to practice giving Bible talks and leading Bible studies;
  • Mentors meeting regularly with students for discipleship and encouragement; 
  • Weekends away for further training together. 

We presently have training days once a month in the locations listed below. Find out more and use the form to sign up.

Geoff Low
Philip Project Co-ordinator

Volunteers and Supporters

  • If you live in or near one of our groups, please get in touch to see how you can be involved.
  • If you would like to visit a Philip Project group where you live, please let us know.
  • If you would like to support the Philip Project financially, please click here.

I have learnt so much since starting the Philip Project... my knowledge about the Bible has greatly improved."

Find Your Nearest Philip Project Group

Join Philip Project Belfast!

If you have questions about the Philip Project in Belfast, please email PPBelfast@friendsinternational.uk

Venue

Fisherwick Church, Belfast, BT9 5DJ

Cost

The cost of the course is £200 for the year

Course Leaflet

View this year’s course leaflet outlining the syllabus: Philip Project Belfast Leaflet (2023-24 Programme)

 

Join Philip Project Birmingham!

If you have questions about the Philip Project in Belfast, please email: deborah.endersby@doctors.org.uk

Venue

City@TivRoad, 29 Tiverton Road, Selly Oak, B29 6BW

Cost

The cost of the course is £26.25

Course Leaflet

View this year’s course leaflet outlining the syllabus: Philip Project Birmingham Leaflet (2023-24 Programme)

 

Sadly we are unable to provide a Philip Project programme in Dundee this year. If you are interested in training there, please contact PPDundee@friendsinternational.uk

Join Philip Project Glasgow!

If you have questions about the Philip Project in Scotland, please email PPGlasgow@friendsinternational.uk

Venue

Anniesland.

Cost

The cost of the course is £90 (£10 per session) excluding the weekend away.

Course Leaflet

View this year’s course leaflet outlining the syllabus: Philip Project Glasgow Leaflet (2023-24 Programme)

 

Join Philip Project Manchester!

If you have questions about the Philip Project in the Manchester please email PPManchester@friendsinternational.uk

Venue

Holy Trinity Platt, Platt Lane, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 5NF

Cost

UK wage earners £100 for the year; unwaged £30 for the year. This can be paid in instalments. We are happy to talk about what you may be able to pay. Some students may find that their church fellowship or a friend can help with the course fees.

Course Leaflet

View this year’s course leaflet outlining the syllabus: Philip Project Manchester Leaflet (2023-24 Programme)

Join Philip Project Cambridge!

If you have questions about the Philip Project in Cambridge, please email PPCambridge@friendsinternational.uk

Venue

Eden Baptist church, though some sessions are in other central Cambridge locations.

Cost

£70 (payable in monthly instalments) with a £30 deposit upon registration. We don’t want money to be an obstacle to joining, so please talk to your church leader or get in touch if this is a problem. This price doesn’t include the cost of the weekend away, which is part of the course.

Course Leaflet

View this year’s course leaflet outlining the syllabus: Philip Project Cambridge Leaflet (2023-24 Programme)

To sign up, use the form below.

Join Philip Project London!

If you have questions about the Philip Project in London, please email PPLondon@friendsinternational.uk

Venue

The usual location is: Lee Abbey, 57-67 Lexham Gardens, Kensington, London W8 6JJ.

Course Leaflet

View this year’s course leaflet outlining the syllabus: Philip Project London Leaflet (2023-24 Programme)

To sign up, use the form below.

Sadly we are unable to provide a Philip Project programme in Guildford this year. If you are interested in training there, please contact PPGuildford@friendsinternational.uk.

Join Philip Project Nottingham!

If you have questions about the Philip Project in Nottingham, please email PPNottingham@friendsinternational.uk

Venue

The usual location is: Cornerstone Church, 90 Castle Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 1FP.

Course Leaflet

View this year’s course leaflet outlining the syllabus: Philip Project Nottingham Leaflet (2023-24 Programme)

To sign up, use the form below.

Join Philip Project Southampton!

If you have questions about the Philip Project in Southampton, please email PPSouthampton@friendsinternational.uk

Venue

The course will be held at the Swaythling Baptist Church, Fleming Road, Southampton SO16 2JD. The Church is located near the Burgess Road McDonald’s, and is only 5-minutes walking distance from Swaythling station. It is convenient for the Unilink U6 bus route.

Course Leaflet

View this year’s course leaflet outlining the syllabus: Philip Project Southampton Leaflet (2023-24 Programme)

If you can’t find a group near you, but would like to consider the training we offer through online learning, please go to friendsinternational.uk/the-philip-project-online.

Sign Up

If you would like to attend the Philip Project, please fill out the form and we’ll get back to you.

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