Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Welcome to Equipping God’s People (EGP)  EGP_logo

The Diocesan initiative ‘Living God’s Love’ encourages and challenges all people to explore ways of going deeper into God, transforming communities and making new disciples. Equipping God’s People includes Continuing Ministerial Development for Clergy and Readers, Lay Training for all and courses run by the Schools Team.

Below you will find a variety of courses, training events and workshops provided by the Diocese and others.

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October 2017

Mission Shaped Ministry – St Albans

14th October 2017 - 7th July 2018
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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www.stalbans.anglican.org/msm In St Albans diocese our vision is to live God’s love.  One way that we want to do this is by developing fresh expressions of church to reach people who don’t connect with traditional expressions of church.  If you are thinking about wanting to start a fresh expression and wanting to be equipped to do this, the ‘mission shaped ministry’ course is for you and your team. Whilst individuals will be welcomed to the course, it is hoped that…

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May 2018

Schoolswork Training: Line management and trustees

25th May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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What’s the best approach if you’re a trustee or senior worker responsible for line management in your organisation or church? In this day you’ll learn: Adapting approaches to line management to suit different people and personalities Skills required for successful line management Dealing with problems, conflicts and poor performance How to manage a schools worker if you’re not a schools worker! How to structure and lead a line management session. Tutor: Keith Johnson This is one of a series of…

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Help! I’m a volunteer in our Church Youth Work

29th May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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'Help! I'm a volunteer in our Church Youth Work' is a free monthly training opportunity for everyone who volunteers for their Church Youth Work. Held over 10 sessions and organised by Youthscape, each evening is suitable for those starting out in Youth Work as well as established volunteers (but you don't need to attend all of the sessions!). Come and have an inspiring evening, meet volunteers from other churches and get encouraged and equipped. Real insights into young people's lives Practical…

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June 2018

Children’s Ministry Basics

9th June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christ Church, Bedford, 117 Denmark Street
Bedford, Beds MK40 3TJ United Kingdom
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Led by Margaret Pritchard Houston, Children's Mission Enabler for St Albans Diocese, this training afternoon focuses on the Bible, the Christian year, and some ideas on storytelling, music, and prayer. You will also have a chance to look at some of the resources available from the Diocesan Resource Centre, and get tips on the best websites and curricula for Junior Church, assemblies, and more. Whether you serve in Junior Church, All-Age Worship, schools ministry, Messy Church, Toddler Praise, or others,…

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Gender Aware Youth Practice

22nd June @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills
Luton, Bedfordshire Lu1 2EY United Kingdom
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With an increasing number of young people self-identifying outside of the gender binary, youth workers are often the first port for a young person questioning gender. London’s Tavistock clinic and Portman NHS Trust (the only gender identity specialist service in the UK providing early-intervention treatment for children and young people) has reported referrals in under-18s has doubled every year since 2009. But as well as for those who experience consistent, persistent and insistent struggles with their gender identity, there are…

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Help! I’m a volunteer in our Church Youth Work

26th June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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'Help! I'm a volunteer in our Church Youth Work' is a free monthly training opportunity for everyone who volunteers for their Church Youth Work. Held over 10 sessions and organised by Youthscape, each evening is suitable for those starting out in Youth Work as well as established volunteers (but you don't need to attend all of the sessions!). Come and have an inspiring evening, meet volunteers from other churches and get encouraged and equipped. Real insights into young people's lives Practical…

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