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.
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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 »
Bob Jackson needs no introduction, having written and worked extensively in the areas of church growth. His passion and wisdom are firmly grounded in the practical application of his experience and research which is used to help churches flourish spiritually, numerically and with energy and vitality. This day conference is targeted at leaders of churches with a weekly worshipping community of 100, including all children and adults, FXs, mid-week services and Sunday worship. We will explore the current trends, threats…Find out more »
Led by ThinkTwice, this one day course covers the fundamentals of mental health, depression, anxiety, psychosis and eating disorders, with space for understand the experience of these illnesses as well as advice on how to help sufferers and their families. The training is interactive, with a chance to reflect theologically on the issues alongside practical advice on how to best support those with mental health issues. The day is suitable for youth workers, pastors, pastoral carers and those with a general…Find out more »