Some people are called by God to minister in his Church. There are numerous different callings: to be ordained as a priest, to minister as a Reader, to take vows as a monk or nun, or to work as a Church Army Evangelist.
Foundations is a one-year part-time course and is a prerequisite to further licensed lay ministry training. It gives learners the opportunity to explore which track they feel is most appropriate for further study, for example as a Reader, Youth/ Children’s Minister, Pioneer Minister, Lay Parish Evangelist or Pastoral Worker.
Courses in Deepening Spirituality/Spiritual Accompaniment
The Diocese is committed to providing opportunities for people to spend a more extended period of time focussing more deeply on who they are called to be, discovering and maybe rediscovering their gifts.
Spiritual Growth and Transformation (SG&T) and The Art of Spiritual Accompaniment
Over the course of six months participants are given a safe and sacred space in which to explore, reflect and share their own experience of their relationship with God, and themes such as images of God, images of self, the spiritual journey and personal call are explored. This course forms the first stage of the Art of Spiritual Accompaniment training as well as being a stand-alone experience. Find out more
St Hild College
Much of this further theological study may take place with St Hild – a theological college with centres at Mirfield, Sheffield and online.