scripture school

Emmaus Scripture School is an ecumenical/interdenominational Bible School at An Tobar Nua in Galway City that specializes in helping students better understand Scripture.  The goal of the Emmaus Scripture School is modeled after Luke 24:13-32 when Jesus explained the Scriptures to His disciples on the road to Emmaus. Together, in a professional and educational environment, we study and explain the Scriptures. Through our in-depth study programs, our hope is that the Scriptures come alive in the lives of our students.

We focus on our common heritage in Holy Scripture and recognize our primary unity in the One Savior, Jesus Christ. Christians of all backgrounds are welcome and we respect each other’s faith traditions. We do not teach denominational theology or doctrine. Rather, our objective is that students gain a solid foundation in a Scriptural knowledge and context and learn sound methods of reading and applying the sacred text in their lives to enrich their own individual faith experience and their contributions in their respective faith traditions.

Educational and faith-enriching opportunities to study the Scripture are available in a variety of formats, including community classes, Lectio Divina, focused book and Scripture studies, and Alpha courses. Classes are taught by Tomasz Bialokurec, who holds a Masters in Philosophy from the Jagiellonian University, and a Masters in Theology from the Pontifical University of John Paul II.

2019 Spring Course Schedule Includes:

Christianity: Exploring the Legacy    Tuesday 16:00 – 17:00 Reading and discussing the fundamentals of Christian faith. Studies include both classic and modern Christian literature.

Taizé    Tuesday 18:30 – 19:30 Scripture based, contemplative prayer with songs from Taizé.

The Gospel of Luke   Wednesday 18:30 – 20:00  An introduction to the Story of Jesus Christ as told by Luke. An in-depth study focusing on the central message of mercy and compassion; revealing the true heart of the Father. (Starting Wednesday 13 March)

The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God     Thursday 18:30 – 20:00 A call back to the true meaning of Christian discipleship.  This study offers a practical plan in which we can become more Christ-like and embrace God’s invitation to walk with Him in the here and now. (Starting Thursday 14 March)

Lectio Divina   Saturday 11:00 – 12:30  Spiritual reading of the Bible and open discussion about how we can apply it to our personal life.

For more information about Emmaus Scripture School and current class offerings, please contact us at:

ScriptureSchool@AnTobarNua.com