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 Autumn Course Schedule Includes:

Taizé    Tuesday 18:30 – 20:00 Scripture based, contemplative prayer with songs from Taizé.

The Road Less Travelled   Wednesday 18:30 – 20:00 A book club providing an opportunity to discuss how to grow spiritually by becoming a genuine disciple of Christ.

Paul’s Letter to Galations   Thursday 18:30 – 20:00 A 9-week, in-depth study exploring the nature of Christian freedom, faith and righteousness, designed to help us rediscover our identity as the beloved children of God, who are one in Christ Jesus.

Lectio Divina   Saturday 11:00 – 12:30 Prayerful reading of the Bible focused on a practical question how to live out the Gospel in our daily lives.

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

ScriptureSchool@AnTobarNua.com