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, directed at specific kinds of ministry, are also organised. For example:


Will you take His call? POSTPONED
We will announce a new date 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


Training for Lay ministry NEW FOR 2020!  Two new courses will start in September 2020 a CMS Lay Pioneer training course and 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).




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 Autumn of 2020 on Saturdays 10.00am to 4.00pm on 03 and 17 October and 07 November, 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.  Read about what someone who has been on the course thought about it. Ash is at the end of his second year of ordination training.


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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