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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This day, divided into three main workshops, focusses on the key areas of generous giving. Firstly we will explore together some theology of money, wealth, poverty, debt and possessions using some key Biblical texts. The second session is focussed on our preaching; not to raise funds but to encourage and nurture holistically generous disciples. The third session looks at another facet of ministry, that of PCC member/chair whose role is to encourage and fundraise for mission and ministry. This session…Find out more »
Luke’s Gospel contains some of the most loved stories in the Bible: Zacchaeus, the prodigal son, the good Samaritan, Jesus meeting two disciples on the road to Emmaus, and many others. But because these stories are so well know, preaching on Luke can be a challenge. How do you bring these stories to life in fresh ways? And how do you effectively communicate the theology and ideas behind the stories? We will think about these, and other issues related to…Find out more »
The Culture of Invitation workshop is for churches and Individuals who want to get better at becoming invitational. Most churches call themselves welcoming, but not many would name themselves as welcoming and inviting. The workshop will be presented by author Michael Harvey who has researched what it means to be an Invitational Church across 18 countries and 5 continents. The workshop will be interactive, and will include an opportunity to research your own local situation and make a comparison with…Find out more »