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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“Taking Funerals Seriously” is a one day presentation for clergy, readers and others involved in funeral ministry led by The Revd Dr Sandra Miller. New research and resources are making a difference to this crucial ministry where we show God’s love and share God’s story with thousands every year. This full day conference will give fresh vision and practical ideas including: The unique strengths of pastoral and spiritual care Talking death and dying in a changing culture Engaging effectively with…Find out more »
'A Pilgrim's Progress - prayer and reflection with the aid of John Bunyan' - a day led by the Bishop of Bedford, with a sandwich lunch provided. This event is for licensed clergy in the Diocese of St Albans.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 »