Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Resources and courses

If you are wondering where God is calling you, the most important thing to do is to pray. You may like to use some of the prayers in this Prayer booklet.

Courses and conferences

There are many opportunities to explore specific kinds of ministry. For example:

Training for Lay ministry

NEW FOR 2020!  Two new courses will start soon.  September 2020 will start  The Foundations Course for people seeking some training to teaching the Faith (Discipleship Enablers), provide pastoral and community care (Pastoral Enablers) and engage in mission and evangelism (Mission Enablers).  The deadline for applications for  The Foundations Course in 2020 has now passed, but we would love to hear from anyone considering the course for 2021.  A CMS Lay Pioneer training course will start in January 2021 and applications are still very welcome.

Seeking the Way

is a course for people exploring how to serve God and his Church.  For the 2020 brochure please click here and read testimonials from previous delegates  or watch a video on our Facebook page. The course will next happen in the Spring of 2021 on Saturdays 10.00am to 4.00pm on 06 and 27 February and 13 March, at St Mark’s Church,Hitchin, SG5 1PA.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions, but if you have any other queries please speak to Charles Burch, Diocesan Vocations Officer Email Charles.

Will you take His call? POSTPONED

We will announce a new date for an online event later this year.
A free event open to anyone in St Albans Diocese. It will help you to find out how the church can equip and train you to answer God’s call, whatever it might be.  This event will help you explore God’s call to all of us to be his followers and to serve him and his world using the gifts he has given us.  To register for this event or to ask for more information please contact Barbara Young in our Vocations Office on
Speakers        Q&A        Discussion        Lunch
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The Right Revd Dr Michael Beasley, Bishop of Hertford

There are various small groups around the diocese who meet in homes to study GOLD Open Learning courses  (Group-based Open Learning Discipleship).  For more information go to  For more details please contact or or

BELIEF Bedford has courses running; see their current courses here.
BELIEF Bedford was set up in 2006 by a group of Christians in and around Bedford who wanted to create opportunities for high quality, accessible Christian education in this area.






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