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New opportunities for Learning

For a long time, people have asked whether it is possible for an individual or church to take just one module from the training course. The answer up to now has been ‘no’. But now it is ‘YES’! We are delighted to offer all our training modules for use in a variety of ways.

LearningTake advantage of the training sessions by coming to one or more of our brilliant training weekends; learn alongside our students training for ministry. You don’t need to do the assignments! Just come and learn with us. Sessions are lively and are taught by people who are experts in their field and also involved in church leadership. Learn from the best!

Use our modules in your church. Would you like to use “The Bible: Jesus and the People of God” as a background for Bible Study and worship? Would your deacons benefit from a module on church administration? (One church is already doing this.) Would your mission team like to partner with an overseas church to look at mission together, or work through our local mission module? The possibilities are endless!

Use one of our research modules to help think through an area of discipleship or church life. We can offer models of research that are rooted in the practical life of the Christian or the local church. The subject is up to you - we offer tuition and guidance through a practical and thorough piece of research.

Use a work-based or placement module for reflection on your own area of church service or leadership, or to help reflect on a specific piece of outreach. Modules typically last six months or a year, and again we offer tuition and guidance, so that your reflections feed into the continuing life of your church or your own personal development.

LearningOpen up to pioneer ministry, or mission enabling, worship development, becoming a learning church, multicultural ministry, conflict and reconciliation, world faiths, mission shaping worship . . . through one or more of our palette of ‘optional modules’ – these form sets of options on the whole course, but can be studied independently too.

Tailor a programme for your church or for a group of interested individuals. One church sent five of its members to study different modules, selected to benefit their church life best.

Study an area that is new to you. Would you like to study biblical languages, or the apocrypha, or look at the history and principles of congregationalism? How about dissent in contemporary contexts?

If you have been on the course come and see what has changed or take up one of the options you didn’t have time to do.

This is just a flavour of what is on offer! You can find out more by contacting Janet Wootton or on 0115 911 1460. More information is available in the Learning & Development Section of the website.