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 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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This day will help us explore the fundamentals of children’s ministry, looking at children’s spiritual lives, the Bible, and a choice of workshops to explore storytelling, music, prayer, and relationship-building. The ideas are designed to be as flexible as possible – so whether you lead Junior Church, help with All-Age Worship, do assemblies, or work with schools or toddler groups, there should be something there you can take away. Led by Margaret Pritchard Houston, Children's Mission Enabler for St Albans…Find out more »
Webinar Wednesdays As part of the Reaching New People project, we are hosting a series of webinars around presenting topics relevant for new forms of church. These will be “presentation based” discussions enabling learning from others experiences and expertise. The topics covered will major on the specific practical, theological and ecclesiological aspects required when creating new Christian communities. This is an opportunity to share your own learning, whilst learning from others. Anyone who is interested in the topic. We really…Find out more »
Whether in a coffee shop, school or church, working with young people 1:1 is an indispensable part of youth work. So how do we best support young people in a mentoring environment? This training day is run by Youthscape. During the course of the day they will cover different mentoring models and styles, help you put these into practice in various contexts and assist you with all the practicalities such as effective record keeping. As part of this they will…Find out more »
The Reaching New People Training Course is a practical and inspiring learning experience that will help you to develop your fresh expressions of church and make new disciples of Christ. Who is it for? For anyone who wants to imagine and explore how to reach out to new people in new forms of church or to help your own congregation experiment with fresh expressions of church. Explore (Day 1) you will cover: Why new forms of church? Biblical, theological and…Find out more »