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.
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01727 818151 lycig-sept-2017-flyerFind out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »