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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The importance of nurturing and encouraging healthy self-esteem in young people is essential. Not only does a young person’s sense of ‘self’ impact their wellbeing and mental health, it also gives them the ability to make healthy decisions and better navigate the landscape of adolescence. We ensure that each delegate is given the knowledge to recognise the importance of understanding ‘self,’ including developing the skills and theory of understanding the emotional, evaluative and cognitive components of self-esteem. The training also…Find out more »
'Safeguarding God's Creation' - a day led by the Bishop of Hertford who will take as the theme the fifth mark of mission: to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth. The format of the day will be a walk, with lunch provided. Meet at St Lawrence's Church, Ayot St Lawrence. This event is for licensed clergy in the Diocese of St Albans.Find out more »
Rev’d Dr Ash Barker is a pioneering urban activist, leadership developer, writer and Minister. A husband to a force of nature and Dad to 2 amazing kids, Ash spent over 25 years immersed and ministering in urban poverty contexts in his native Melbourne and Bangkok’s largest slum. Ash founded and leads Newbigin School for Urban Leadership (NewbiginSchool.uk) which partners with NTC for formal studies (MA, PhD supervision) as well as emerging leaders programmes like UrbanChangeMakers.org to mobilise, prepare and equip…Find out more »
Diddy Disciples is a creative and playful worship and Bible storytelling resource for babies, toddlers and young children. Diddy Disciples aims to encourage participation, discipleship and leadership from children's earliest years, using storytelling, singing, colour, repetition, art and lots and lots of movement! During this evening, the author of Diddy Disciples, The Revd Sharon Moughtin-Mumby, will lead us through: Diddy Disciples: the story Diddy Disciples: the 7 principles Diddy Disciples: a sample session Diddy Disciples: the books & website Opportunities…Find out more »
Reaching New People Vision Day As part of our Diocesan vision to grow flourishing Christ-centred communities, we encourage you and other key leaders from your church to join us! What is a vision day? • A prayerful space for you to ask what your involvement in God’s mission might look like in your parish. • A great way to discover how to reach new people and help them grow in faith by developing fresh expressions of church and equipping leaders.…Find out more »