Vocational Services

Your time at London School of Theology is a gateway
to your future and not an end in itself.

We want graduates from London School of Theology to be people who know how to put their theology into practice and so many of our modules are designed to have a clear practical application.

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Practical Placements

Practical placements are an integral part of our undergraduate programmes. They can also be undertaken in an extra-curricular context. This provides students with an opportunity to apply what they are learning to the ‘real world.’ By identifying, developing and passing on your gifts and skills, you grow in Christian character, explore your leadership potential and are shaped for future life and ministry.

Andrew Wallace plays games with children from his home stay compound
Photo by Jason Ransom
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The Gateway to Your Future

It is our goal that graduates from London School of Theology feel equipped, empowered, and encouraged to put their theology into practice: both in ministry and in life.

Practical placements are an integral part of our undergraduate programmes. This vital experience allows students to take the education they receive in the classroom and apply it in the ‘real world’. By identifying, developing, and sharing their gifts, students grow in Christian character, explore their leadership potential and discover their vocational calling.

Placement Opportunities

In a student’s first year, placements take place on a weekly basis in one of our local partner churches for onsite students and in a home church setting for those studying online.

For many students, their placement church becomes their church family while here at London School of Theology. Not only are churches blessed by having a placement student, but equally, the placement student is invested in by the church, enabling personal growth and development. Occasionally placement even leads to a job offer on graduation!

From the second year onwards, placement opportunities extend to a wide range of organisations in areas such as missions, teaching, working with children or youth and chaplaincy. Whatever you consider your future calling, we will work to find the right placement opportunity for you!

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Andrew Wallace visits with villagers in the compound where he lived for a week as his home stay.
Photo by Jason Ransom
Life after London School of Theology

Vocational Services aims to engage and equip students through practical experience and by supporting their personal, spiritual and gifts formation. By encouraging students to understand more fully who they are in Christ and to discern God’s call, we work alongside students to analyse their skills and help them prepare for a life of service after London School of Theology.

Students are encouraged to build a Personal Development Portfolio of work experience and testimonials to prepare them for the jobs market.

Hear From Our Students

We are passionate about putting our theological education into practice in the real world.

Emily Smuts, Director of Vocational Services
Put your learning into practice