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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September 2017

Pastoral Care Course (EGP)

12th September @ 7:30 pm - 30th October @ 9:30 pm
Clapham Parish Church Fellowship Centre, Green LaneClapham
Bedford, England MK41 6EP United Kingdom
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PASTORAL MINISTRY An ‘Equipping God’s People’ Training Course provided by the Deanery of Sharnbrook Sessions held on 5 Tuesdays across September and October. 12th, 19th and 26th September and 24th and 30th October Principles & Practicalities Topics covered during the course – • pastoral ministry and Christian discipleship • the pastoral encounter – building relationships • talking about God – praying with people • dealing with difficult situations • confidentiality, communication and accountability Please note that this is a 5 week…

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Prayer Spaces in Schools Day Conference

23rd September @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
St Mark’s, Battersea Rise, London, Battersea Rise
London, SW11 1EJ United Kingdom
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The Prayer Spaces in Schools Day Conferences are for everyone. They're for those who are just starting out and want to know how to take the first steps towards their first prayer space. And they're for those who have run dozens of prayer spaces and want to take things further. They're for those who want to swap creative ideas, those who want to find new friends and collaborators, and they're for those who want to explore the purpose and ongoing…

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Leading your Church into Growth

25th September @ 9:00 am - 28th September @ 4:00 pm
The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick
Alfreton, DE55 1AU United Kingdom
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A diocese of St Albans residential conference to encourage and equip your church, to grow in numbers, in spirituality and in mission. To encourage parish teams of lay and ordained leaders to attend, we are covering two thirds of the cost (£200) if you book a minimum of 3 places. NB Each parish team booking must include one ordained leader. Cost: £100 To book, email Jas on or call her on 01727 818151 lycig-sept-2017-flyer

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Stages of Life

27th September @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until 11th October 2017

Wednesday’s from 20th September 2017 -11th October 2017   20th September 2017   Conception & Birth                     Revd Fizz Gibbs 27th September 2017   From Childhood to Maturity        Margaret Pritchard-Houston 4th October 2017          Growing Through life                 Revd Dr John Weaver 11th October 2017        What Happens When I Die?       The Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John   Cost:   £5 per person, per session (including refreshments) payable  on the day. BELIEF do not take bookings for our courses, please just come along…

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A heart for Schools

28th September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Hugh and St John, Mobbsbury Way, Chells
Stevenage, SG2 0HL United Kingdom
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Do you have a heart for Schools? Are you looking for ways your parish can build a relationship with your local school? There are many opportunities for people to engage with their local school, even if they’re not comfortable doing hands-on work with children and young people. Come along to learn more about Christian ministry to schools. This is a free evening, hosted by David Morton, Diocesan Director of Education, and Dean Pusey, Diocesan Youth Officer.

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Gospel and Empire in the New Testament

30th September @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Kimbolton Road
Bedford, MK40 2PF United Kingdom
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Christopher Rowland will lead a discussion entitled “Gospel and Empire in the New Testament” . Christopher taught Biblical Studies at the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge and most recently Oxford, before his retirement in 2014. He has written on Christian origins, and the history of apocalypticism, liberation theology and most recently on the visionary artist and writer, William Blake, who was inspired by John of Patmos and a modern prophet against empire. He spent a decade on the Board…

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