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.
Study day for Clergy, Curates, Readers and paid Youth, Children's & Families Workers. We are delighted to welcome Mark Yaconelli to St Albans Diocese - he is a renowned author and speaker who has led workshops and retreats for churches and social justice communities across North America and the UK for the last 20 years. Teenagers make adults anxious. Adults make teenagers anxious. God makes everyone anxious. Maybe that’s why youth ministry suffers such high amounts of burnout? Based on…Find out more »
Digital Media Training for Churches. Explore social media and write engaging content for parish websites Information for attendees: In 2017, the Church of England digital team pledged to train 500 parishes to use social media and websites to reach out to those in their communities. We have now reached our target, but have been thrilled to hear that more churches are asking for this training, so have now launched phase two of the project. We will now be offering a series of…Find out more »
From Anxiety to Love: A Contemplative Approach to Youth Ministry. We are delighted to welcome Mark Yaconelli to St Albans Diocese - he is a renowned author and speaker who has led workshops and retreats for churches and social justice communities across North America and the UK for the last 20 years. Teenagers make adults anxious. Adults make teenagers anxious. God makes everyone anxious. Maybe that’s why youth ministry suffers such high amounts of burnout? Based on ten years of…Find out more »
Welcome and Inclusion – a practical day exploring our welcome in church and inclusion of people living with mental ill-health
The day will offer an opportunity to hear from those with a wealth of experience, and consider how best practice can be applied in our churches. Opening welcome and introduction by the Bishop of Hertford, The Rt Revd Michael Beasley Voices of ‘experts by experience’ - a former patient and a carer - what it’s like to live with mental ill-health and to be a carer to someone living with mental ill-health The Revd Richard Allen -…Find out more »
How can we make worship in Messy Church accessible without dumbing down? How can we engage parents, grandparents, and people of all ages, as well as young children? How can we connect Messy Church worship to art and games in ways that enhance the experience and help us explore the stories and experience of worship together? This morning will focus specifically on Messy Church, but there will be principles that people doing any kind of All-Age Worship may find useful.…Find out more »
A day for Clergy and Readers to explore a way of praying for freedom and inner healing - Unbound and apply it personally. Led by the Diocesan Freedom and Healing team - we've been using Unbound prayer ministry fruitfully since 2014. We invite you to spend a day in the peace of Spring Meadow - a beautiful Pine Wood with Barn in the Berkhamsted countryside. There will be teaching input, space for personal reflection and prayer and optional opportunity to…Find out more »