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.
The Parish of Mill End with Heronsgate and West Hyde is running training for new bereavement visitors, and revision for more experienced visitors. The In Touch group is concerned with care of the bereaved. The course consists of 3 modules run on Tuesday evenings for 3 weeks starting at 7:30pm from 6th June to 20th June. Participants need to attend all three modules. NB The Bereavement Ministry Course assumes you have already completed the Pastoral Ministry Course, so if you are interested in…Find out more »
Join us on this day to discover how to financially resource the work you're doing in schools and beyond. We'll take a look at: how to find local support; accessing school funding; networking and building relationships; and bid writing for grant-awarding funders. Chris Curtis will lead the day, 2016 winner of the 'Fundraiser of the Year' award from the Institute of Fundraising's 'National Fundraising Awards'. This new SchoolsworkUK Equipping Programme, delivered by Youthscape, is designed for Christians at any stage…Find out more »
Free monthly training for everyone who helps with church youth work. Real insights into young people's lives. Practical skills you can apply straight away. Support for you to grow in your confidence and faith. Organised by Youthscape, each evening takes place at Bute Mills and is suitable for those starting out in youth work as well as established volunteers. Tuesday 20 June's training for volunteers will focus on the following - Insights into young people's experiences: Identity and Self Worth. Practical…Find out more »
The aims of this workshop are: Review your own approach: “difficult people” or “difficult relationships”? Practise looking below the surface of presenting behaviour Plan how to be appropriately assertive, speaking the truth in love Learn how to attend to the health of the body of Christ as a whole, rather than focus too much on “problem members” Full details are in the attached flier Dealing with Difficult Behaviour London 29 June 2017Find out more »
The Church architects and surveyors’ summer workshop will cover a variety of important and topical subjects related to repairs and funding which support the care of our churches. Pressing and sometimes contentious issues will be sure to stimulate debate! Workshop speakers include a heritage at risk surveyor and architectural conservators from Historic England, the Heritage Lottery Fund’s regional development manager, and church architects and parish members. The day starts by looking at the best ways professional advisers can serve…Find out more »
Fusing Context and Tradition v What shape should worship take in these rapidly changing times? How can worship help engage with those on the fringes of the church? v This day will creatively explore how a dynamic relationship between context and tradition can help form worship that is intentionally missional. v Together we will explore how the contemporary & traditional can work together to facilitate transforming & engaging worship. Bring your own lunch.Find out more »