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Mission & Ministry Events Programme 2013 – 2014


Welcome

Date & Time

A warm welcome to the 2013-2014 Mission and Ministry Events Programme. We hope you will find opportunities in this programme to go deeper in discipleship, ministry and mission. The brochure contains our programme of diocesan events for 2013-2014 together with other suggestions and pointers for learning and growing beyond the diocese. It is not possible to include everything but each year we provide a selection to give an idea of what is out there and which can be tapped into. Courses within this brochure are free to all, and open to all, unless specifically stated otherwise. Do let us know if you have suggestions for ways of further strengthening the programme – we love to hear of new and different ideas for improving what is offered.

November Saturday 2nd November

Saturday 2nd November

10am – 4pm

Monday 4th November

1pm – 3pm

Initial Ministerial Education 4-7 Relevant Preaching: day seminar Developing a Learning Plan

Tuesday 5th November 9.30am – 1pm

Theological Reflection and Research Group – engaging with a visual culture

Monday 4th or Tuesday 5th November 9.30am – 4pm

Line Management Training

Saturday 9th November

9.30am – 3.30pm

Children’s Work Resourcing Event – drop-in

You will also find resources to support you in your ministry such as coaching, mentoring and consultancy which can be accessed on an individual basis. Don’t forget you can always ask for an individual consultation to discuss your particular ministry development needs so please contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting.

Saturday 9th November

10am – 12.30pm

The Mission & Ministry Team

December

Date & Time

Event Name

September Tuesday 3rd September Wednesday 4th September

10am – 3pm 7.30pm – 9pm 6.30pm – 9pm

Messy Meet-up

Friday 13th September

Midday – 1pm

Spirituality, Learning and Leadership Pastoral Assistants Quiet Day

New to the Diocese Day 2020 Skills Toolkit : Change Management

Initial Ministerial Education 4-7

Saturday 7th December

PA Training (2 of 2)

Initial Ministerial Education 4-7

Tuesday 7th January

Thursday 5th September

7pm – 9.30pm

Introduction to Partnership for Missional Church (PMC)

Tuesday 3rd December

Certificate Presentation Evening Developing a Learning Plan

9.15am – 12.30pm

Wednesday 27th November

January

1pm – 3pm

10am – 3pm

Monday 11th November

Initial Ministerial Education 4-7

Thursday 5th September

Saturday 14th September

Thursday 9th January

9.30am – 1pm

Tuesday 14th January

10am - 1pm

Sabbatical Planning & Feedback

Wednesday 15th January

10am – 1pm

Meeting of Mission Partnership Convenors

Wednesday 15th, 22nd & 29th January

Thursday 16th January –

1st Incumbents

Rhythms of Worship Taking Responsibility for Ourselves: Developing Women’s influence (1 of 2)

Tues 17th – Thurs 19th September

Clergy Conference

Saturday 21st September

PA Training (1 of 2)

Saturday 28th September

10am – 1pm

JiF Induction Session

February

Monday 30th September

10am – 4pm

Finding The Way

Monday 30th September

7pm – 9.30pm

Monday 3rd February 7 – 9.30pm

Fresh Expressions: Book Group Special with Michael Moynagh

Tuesday 11th February

Initial Ministerial Education 4-7

Re:joice

October

Wednesday 5th February

Tuesday 1st October

9.30am – 3.30pm

Mission Shaped Ministry (MSM) course starts

Wednesday 12th February

Running a Holiday Club

Thursday 13th February 9.30am – 1pm

Theological Research Group – environmental theology

Mon 17th – Thurs 20th February

Pre-retirement Retreat

9.30am – 3pm

Leading Your Church into Growth ‘13: Follow-up Day

Tuesday 8th October

9.30am – 1pm

1st Incumbents

Saturday 12th October

11am – 12.30pm

Monday 14th October

10am – 3pm

Monday 14th October

7.30-9.30pm

Thursday 17th October

1pm 7.30pm

Saturday 26th October

9.30am – 3.45pm 9am – 5pm

Developing a Learning Plan

GodTalk 2: Responses to the Economic Crisis

Saturday 5th October

6.30pm - 9.30pm

1pm – 3pm

Saturday 8th February

10am – 4pm

Thursday 10th October

9.30am – 3.30pm

Initial Ministerial Education 4-7

Thursday 3rd October

Tuesday 29th October

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Event Name

Children’s Work Resourcing Event – drop-in Called Together Lay Licensing Service M&M Drop-in Making a Good Appointment

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Friday 28th February –

March

Single Minded pt 1 Single Minded pt 2

Monday 3rd March

10am – 3pm

Tuesday 4th March

Bishops Lay Congress

Tuesday 11th March

10am – 4pm

Curate Interviews

Thursday 13th March

To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

Taking Responsibility for Ourselves: Developing Women’s influence (part 2 of 2)

7.30pm – 9.30pm

M & M Drop-in Day Initial Ministerial Education 4-7 All Age Worship Day Art and Spirituality

To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

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Date & Time

Event Name

Tuesday 18th March

10am – 4pm

Something on Your Mind?

7pm – 9pm

Line Management Training

Wed 19th & Wed 26th March Saturday 22nd March Tuesday 25th March

10am – 3.30pm 2pm – 4.30pm 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Messy Meet-up

Thursday 5th September 6.30pm – 9pm A get together for those involved in Messy Church with coffee and cake.

Vocations Day Afternoon: Church Administration Evening: Why am I here?

April Tuesday 1st April

Wednesday 2nd April

10am – 4pm

Wednesday 2nd April

7pm – 9.30pm

Thursday 3rd April

1pm – 3pm

Tuesday 29th April

9.30am – 1pm

10am – 3pm

Sunday 11th May Tuesday 13th May Saturday 17th May

– 9am – 4.30pm 10am – 4pm

Women and Men in the Priesthood 2020 Skills Toolkit : Purposeful Conversations Developing a Learning Plan

Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th June

– 9am – 5pm

Wednesday 4th June

Thursday 5th June

10am - Midday

Saturday 7th June

9.30am – 1.00pm

Saturday 7th June

10am – 1pm

Clergy Conference

Initial Ministerial Education 4-7

Good News in a changing world.

DLP 9.2 (2nd follow up day) Children and Youth Work Training Day

Initial Ministerial Education 4-7 Coaching for Excellence Meeting of Mission Partnership Convenors Developing a Learning Plan Churchwardens and PCC Officers Training Going Deeper: Post Confirmation Event

9.30am – 5pm

Spirituality and Dementia

9.30am – 4pm

Line Management Training

Thursday 10th July

9.30am – 1pm

Diocesan Assembly 1st Incumbents

Certificate Presentation Evening

St Martins House

Wednesday 4th September 7.30pm – 9pm An evening to celebrate the completion of Lay training courses and recognise individual achievement by the presentation of certificates.

Developing a Learning Plan

St Martins House

Thursday 5th September 1pm – 3pm A well prepared Learning Plan is key to effective Ministerial Development. This session will consider ways to allow us to make the most of our ministry development, and include space for the crafting of our own plan.

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The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick

What are the changes we need to take account of and adapt ourselves to in society, culture and the world and where do we need to take a counter-cultural stance of resistance, based on the Good News? More important still, what is the Good News that we have for this changing world, how are we experiencing and engaging with that Good News ourselves as ministers of the Gospel and how might that Good News speak more deeply, immediately and compellingly into our world? These are just a few of the issues we are looking to explore at the Diocesan Clergy Conference, with the help of some excellent speakers and space for reflection and conversation. If you haven’t already booked please contact Claire.Stapleton@leccofe.org .

Pastoral Assistants Training (1 of 2)

St Martins House

Saturday 21st September (Session 2 will be held on Saturday 7th December)

July –

Monos, Abbey Grange, Oaks Road, Whitwick LE67 5UP

Saturday 14th September 10am – 3pm

Tuesday 17th – Thursday 19th September

Wednesday 18th June

Saturday 5th July

Pastoral Assistants Quiet Day

M & M Drop-in day

Saturday 14th June

St Martins House

Friday 13th September Midday – 1pm

Quiet day gathering for all Pastoral Assistants.

1st Incumbents

June Tuesday 3rd June

Bi-monthly Article / Book Club

Bi-monthly article/book club. Contact Mission & Ministry to receive reading materials for this session.

Initial Ministerial Education 4-7

May Friday 2nd May

St Martins House

To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

Listening Course. This course forms part of the current Pastoral Assistant training and is also open to existing pastoral assistants as part of their ministry development. This course is an opportunity to • define good listening • recognise the need for listening skills and their place in pastoral care • understand and develop our own listening skills • begin to know our limitations • look at the Biblical basis for listening • and much more. Booking necessary please contact Claire.Stapleton@leccofe.org .

JiF Induction Session

St Martins House

Saturday 28th September 10am –1pm Induction to the Journey in Faith course.

To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

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Finding The Way:

St Martins House

a day exploring what it means to be a healthy church with Robert Warren Monday 30th September 10am-4pm, refreshments from 9:30am Robert Warren has led one of the fastest growing churches in the Church of England in Sheffield, served as National Officer for Evangelism in the Church of England, co-authored the Emmaus Course and authored both the Healthy Church Handbook and most recently Developing Healthy Churches. He brings much experience, plenty of faith and down to earth teaching on helping bring about transformation in and through Jesus Christ! Everyone is welcome. Places are free, but limited in number, so book soon with beth.marvin@ covlec.org (or leave a message on 0116 261 5348). Parking for those with disabilities maybe pre-booked onsite with the parking for everyone else being directly across the road in the old bus depot (the cost of which will be reimbursed on the day). Lunch is provided (please let Beth know at the time of booking of any dietary requirements). For those staying on for the evening celebration (details below, by invitation as places limited) a room will be made available for those for whom it is easier to stay, with refreshments and hopefully wifi.

Re:joice – a major diocesan evening to give thanks to God for St Martins House what He is doing through the diocesan vision, Shaped by God Monday 30th September 7pm – 9.30pm, drinks available from 6pm As we approach eight years since the Diocese adopted Shaped by God as our long-term vision to which we believe God has called us, Re:joice is an opportunity to: give thanks to God for the stories of transformation in and through Jesus which have occurred, to share good practice and receive teaching on what it means to be a healthy church; to nurture the call of Christ in every Christian; and to commission new Mission Partnerships and re-commission us all for mission. As part of the evening, Robert Warren will share some teaching.

Leading Your Church into Growth ‘13: Follow-up Day Saturday 5th October 9.30am – 3pm

St Paul’s Church, Hamble Road, Oadby, LE2 4NX

A day for those from parishes who attended the 2013 course to explore, reflect and engage with the story of what God is doing, what’s happened since the course and where the Spirit might be leading.

Children’s Work Resourcing Event – Drop-in

St Martins House

Thursday 10th October 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Come and look at resources, pick up some ideas for Christmas or discuss issues you have whilst enjoying cake.

Called Together Lay Licensing Service

Leicester Cathedral

Saturday 12th October 11am – 12.30pm

As numbers are limited, the event is by invitation only. Each Mission Partnership Convenor has a supply of invites. Contact yours (or if not in one your Area Dean) if you are interested. The invitation contains fuller details on food, parking and how to RSVP.

Annual service celebrating lay ministry, including the admission, licensing and rededication of Readers and the service of commissioning and reaffirmation of ministry for Evangelists, Pastoral Assistants, Pioneer Ministers and Children & Youth Workers.

GodTalk 2: Responses to the Economic Crisis

M&M Drop-in

St Martins House

Thursday 3rd October 10am – 4pm Following the first GodTalk conference in 2012, when language about the responses to issues concerning God and contemporary society was discussed, this second conference will examine issues relating to the economy and what possible theological responses could be made.

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10.00am Welcome and Introductions with The Very Rev David Monteith, Dean of Leicester, and The Rt Rev Tim Stevens, Bishop of Leicester 10.15am Bob Holman ‘Us and the Economy: a personal response to gross inequality’ Coffee 11.30am Baroness Professor Ruth Lister of Burtersett ‘Bias against the poor: The impact of responses to the economic crisis for those in poverty’ 12.15pm Lunch 1.30pm Margaret Hodge, MP ‘It may be legal but it certainly isn’t moral: Margaret Hodge on tax avoidance’ 2.15pm Workshops 3.00pm Bishop Peter Selby ‘In the end it comes down to Money’ 3.45pm Feedback 4.00pm Tea and depart For further information contact Canon David Jennings, Canon Theologian, Leicester Cathedral, 01455 230 512 .

To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

St Catherine’s Church, Burbage

Monday 14th October 10am – 3pm Drop in, plan up, reflect out. An opportunity to meet with the M&M team for one to one support, to allow space for you to engage with some of the tools available for team dynamics, vision building and understanding change. Drop in when you like and work on your own ‘stuff’ with others and members of the M & M team.

To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

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Making a Good Appointment

St Martins House

Monday 14th October 7.30-9.30pm

Saturday 26th October 9.30am – 3.45pm

A training workshop for those involved in parish appointments. Appointing the right person to be your next vicar is a big responsibility for any church leadership. How do you write a good profile, advertise, shortlist and interview in ways that will honour the guidance of the Holy Spirit, conform to employment law, and discern the right candidate?

Fully Alive? Being Apprentices of Jesus

This is a workshop for any who are involved in that process - clergy, PCC members, parish reps. You may be currently making an appointment or just wanting to be ready for when that happens.

Single Minded: An afternoon for clergy and church leaders supporting the single members of our churches

Holy Trinity Church, Regent Road, Leicester

Thursday 17th October 1pm (refreshments provided) Before an evening session for single members of our churches, Kate Wharton is speaking at a seminar for clergy and church leaders on how we might support our single members during the afternoon starting at 1pm. There is no charge for the event and no need to book, just turn up. More information from esutherland@holytrinityleicester.org “Kate Wharton is the real deal. A gutsy single lady living out the gospel in one of Britain’s toughest communities. And in the process, she has learnt vital life lessons. This isn’t just for singles, but for all of us.” Graham Tomlin – Dean, St Mellitus College, London.

Single Minded:

Being Single, Whole & Living Life to the Full Thursday 17th October, 7.30pm (refreshments provided)

Holy Trinity Church, Regent Road, Leicester

An evening with Kate Wharton, author of the book Single Minded: Being Single, Whole and Living Life to the Full. Kate will be speaking on this subject which is primarily for single adults but married people are welcome. Kate Wharton has been priest-in-charge of a church in Everton, north Liverpool for 4 ½ years. She’s been single for all of her 35 years and is a Seminar speaker at the New Wine Summer Conferences. There is no charge for the event and no need to book, just turn up. More information from esutherland@holytrinityleicester.org Elaine Storkey, President of Tearfund, Theologian and Social Scientist writes, “This is a delightful book. Perceptive, open and startlingly honest, Kate shares with us her thoughts on identity, relationships and her experiences of singleness. Her insights are peppered with biblical reflection. Her narratives are illustrated with interviews and poetry. And through it all, she tells her own story with candour and vulnerability, letting us see the real person who is the ordained priest. The result is not only immensely readable, it is also profoundly challenging. It nudges us all to think about how we might live more effective, whole lives with God, in a broken, sex-obsessed world. “

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Bishop’s Lay Congress

To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

St Martins House

With guest speaker Mark Russell, Chief Executive of the Church Army and Bishop Tim, Bishop of Leicester. The person of Jesus continues to be massively popular in society today despite the variable fortunes of organised religion. But what is it to actually follow Jesus? What are the disciplines, the practices and the habits of heart and mind that Jesus calls us to in following him? How is it we are to truly be his disciples and so become more fully alive? The Lay Congress is devoted to this topic with keynote speakers Mark Russell, CEO of the Church Army and Rt Revd Tim Stevens, Bishop of Leicester. There will also be a choice of workshops related to the theme led by the keynote speakers, Martin Cavender from ReSource and Canon Mike Harrison, Director of Mission and Ministry in the Diocese of Leicester, followed by a panel discussion.

Curate Interviews

St Martins House

Tuesday 29th October 9am – 5pm An opportunity for fourth year curates (and other interested clergy) to sharpen their interview skills with simulated job interviewing with feedback. Slots available throughout the day.

Relevant Preaching: day seminar

St Martins House

Saturday 2nd November 10am – 4pm 9.30am arrival and refreshments with 10am start ending by 4pm. A two-part day with Neil Richardson and Paul Johns from the College of Preachers. The first part explores relevance in preaching with the lectionary gospel as starting point. The second explores relevance with contemporary events or issues as start point, ie. theological reflection on current experience. These two areas will be brought together finally in a practical homiletic session. Paul Johns is Director of the College of Preachers, has contributed to Radio 4 ‘Thought for the Day’, is a story-writer and teller. Rev Dr Neil Richardson is formerly Principal of Wesley College, Bristol, and President of the Methodist Conference. He is a NT scholar and has written on NT theology and preaching.

Developing a Learning Plan

St Martins House

Monday 4th November 1pm – 3pm A well prepared Learning Plan is key to effective Ministerial Development. This session will consider ways to allow us to make the most of our ministry development, and include space for the crafting of our own plan.

To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

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Theological Reflection and Research Group Engaging with a visual culture

St Martins House

Tuesday 5th November 9.30am – 1pm What’s in a picture? Engaging with a visual culture Given the increasing ease of use of the visual in social media, in entertainment, teaching et al what is there for us as Christians and as a Church to learn about engaging with a visual culture? This morning will be led by Dr Sarah Dunlop, who has developed Narrated Photography, a process of using photographs to draw out conversations about values, the sacred, and God in everyday life. Working with Professor Pete Ward in the Centre for the Study of Theology, Religion and Culture at King’s College London, Sarah used this method to study the affects of migration on the religious beliefs and practices of young Polish people living in the UK. She has also published her findings on religion and the visual in her book, Visualising Hope: Exploring the Spirituality of Young People in Central and Eastern Europe.

with a small group from your church or benefice to consider the possibilities together. It is not a quick fix but offers a three year process of spiritual discernment and development of missional practices which many Christian congregations across different continents have found life-giving, faith-strengthening and church-growing. If interested please contact Mike Harrison on Mike. Harrison@leccofe.org for further information and for catering purposes.

Children’s Work Resourcing Event Drop-in

St Martins House

Saturday 9th November 9.30am – 3.30pm A chance to come and look at resources, including some that would make good Christmas presents, talk about any issues you have connected with work with children and families. Refreshments available throughout the day so drop in at any time.

New to the Diocese Day

St Martins House

Monday 11th November 9.15am – 12.30pm

Monday 4th or Tuesday 5th November 9.30am – 4pm

An opportunity for clergy new to the diocese to meet with the Bishop, Dean and Diocesan Officers and to learn something of the work of St Martins House, the Cathedral and various departments and how it resources mission and ministry.

A one day course being run on consecutive days. Lunch provided, drinks from 9am.

2020 Skills Toolkit : Change Management

Line Management Training

St Martins House

What makes a great line manager or supervisor? What skills and style help an employee flourish? What are the biblical principles and foundations for great line management? What legal requirements and good practice do managers need to know about and respect? It is sadly often the case that people are asked to manage others in a church environment but never given support and training on what can help this relationship reach its potential, in God’s grace. With more and more churches taking on staff this day is an opportunity to receive input and space to consider what great line management looks like. Open to anyone who is a line manager for a PCC or other church body and feels this would be helpful, it is provided without charge but places are limited and on a first booked basis. Bookings and more information from luke.fogg@leccofe.org

St Martins House

Wednesday 27th November 7pm – 9.30pm A series of standalone evenings for all those involved in the 2020 strategy in any way (clergy and lay, paid and unpaid). The first evening provides space to reflect on how we manage change and what principles can most help. Everyone is welcome, the evening is provided without charge but booking is essential (with beth.marvin@covlec.org or 0116 261 5348). All those taking part must bring a current change management challenge they are working on to share.

Sabbatical Planning & Feedback

St Martins House

Tuesday 14th January 10am – 1pm

Introduction to Partnership for Missional Church (PMC)

An opportunity for those considering a sabbatical to look at plans, possibilities and funding, and a chance to hear from those recently returned from sabbatical on the ‘do’s and don’ts.

Saturday 9th November 10am – 12.30pm ending with lunch.

Meeting of Mission Partnership Convenors

St.Paul’s Church, Boundary Road, West Bridgeford, NG2 7DB (large car park with on-street parking nearby). PMC is an exciting process pretty new to the U.K. which aims at offering churches a process for transforming their culture towards a more outward looking missional orientation. This is a morning to introduce the process, ending with lunch and a chance to mingle with representatives of churches who are already well under way with the PMC process. You are invited to come along

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To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

TBC

Wednesday 15th January 10am – 1pm including lunch One of three get togethers each year for Mission Partnership Convenors.

To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

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Rhythms of Worship (in Fresh Expressions of Church)

St Martins House

Wednesday 15th, 22nd & 29th January 7.30pm – 9.30pm

This short course gives some input as to four rhythms of worship which allow us to mine the depths of liturgy (not just the spoken word but all our movements in worship) and space to relate them to the life of your Fresh Expression. Led by The Archdeacon of Leicester and member of The Liturgical Commission of the Church of England, Tim Stratford. Tim brings a wealth of experience in matters liturgical, and having recently served in a team of inner city Liverpool churches is well versed in the challenges and opportunities of contextually appropriate worship. The course is specifically focused on those involved with Fresh Expressions of Church and those looking to learn from Fresh Expressions principals, but is open to all. (There is no cost.) Although aspects will have more of an Anglican flavour, it is hopefully accessible to those from other denominations and the final evening of the course will reflect more specifically on worship within Methodist and URC Fresh Expressions of Church. No charge but booking required with beth.marvin@covlec.org St Martins House

Thursday 16th January & Friday 28th February A two day programme for ordained women, ideally suited for those in new positions of leadership. It covers: • Examining briefly the church and societal context for women now, and how this has been shaped by history. • Building skills of assertiveness to work as powerful leaders in a way that doesn’t compromise integrity. • Enabling women to be confident and influential in difficult situations. Hilary Cotton specialises in developing women in and into leadership, looking particularly at the skills involved in behaving confidently, and learning to work effectively within political environments. Her work over the past 30 years has focused on training and coaching in the civil service, third sector, and the NHS. Recently she headed the campaign for women to be allowed to be bishops in the Church of England. Hilary is a member of Holy Trinity Church, Guildford, where her husband is the rector. Spaces limited to 15 – please book with Claire Stapleton on Claire. Stapleton@leccofe.org, 0116 261 5317.

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Book Group Special with Michael Moynagh

St Martins House

Monday 3rd February 7-9:30pm

How do Fresh Expressions of Church worship? How do we ensure corporate worship is both contextually appropriate and draws on the best of our Christian inheritance? What place should there be for sacraments within Fresh Expressions?

Taking Responsibility for Ourselves: Developing Women’s influence

Fresh Expressions:

To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

An evening with Michael for all those that have been a part of one of the four book groups meeting to explore his tone on the theology and practice of Fresh Expressions of Church, Church for Every Context (or are reading it independently). Exploring issues which provoked especially energetic conversation and expounding areas which need more thought. Includes pizza! No charge but booking required with beth.marvin@covlec.org .

Developing a Learning Plan

St Martins House

Wednesday 5th February 1pm – 3pm A well prepared Learning Plan is key to effective Ministerial Development. This session will consider ways to allow us to make the most of our ministry development, and include space for the crafting of our own plan.

New Mission Shaped Ministry (MSM) Course

St Martins House

Saturday 8th February Involved in a Fresh Expression of Church, like café church or messy church? Interesting in starting a Fresh Expression? Looking to learn from new forms of church for your existing worshipping community? If the answer to any of the above is yes, then Mission Shaped Ministry might be for you! Following on the success of two recent courses Leicester Diocese is pleased to co-host another Mission Shaped Ministry course. With nine sessions over 18 months, we are partnering with the Methodist, Baptist and URC churches in the area. The course will be led by a range of well-respected national figures as well as some good local practitioners. We are particularly keen to encourage groups, with discounts available for more than three people coming together and an early bird discount for those booking by the end of October. Book now! For more details contact barry.hill@leccofe.org, on 0115 261 5335.

Running a Holiday Club

St Martins House

Wednesday 12th February 6.30pm – 9.30pm An evening looking at running a holiday including sample documents, creating a programme, materials to look at and thinking about follow up.

To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

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Theological Research Group: Environmental Theology

St Martins House

Something on Your Mind?

Thursday 13th February 9.30am – 1pm

Tuesday 18th March 10am – 4pm

A morning looking at environmental concerns and theological responses arising from them, with our diocesan Environmental Officer, Rev Dr Andrew Quigley.

Mental illness affects 1 in 4 of us. What are the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues? Recognising and knowing how to provide help, where to signpost and support the person, family and colleagues can make a huge difference to all concerned. This interactive session aims to inform and enable you to feel confident with providing practical and emotional help for those affected by mental illness.

Pre-retirement Retreat

Launde Abbey, East Norton, Leicestershire, LE7 9XB

Monday 17th – Thursday 20th February From 4pm on Monday 17th and 2pm on Thurday 20th A retreat for clergy and their spouses approaching retirement with space devoted to reflection on the spiritual challenges and opportunities that arise with retirement at hand. The retreat will be led by Rt Revd Gordon Mursell, formerly Bishop of Stafford, spirituality writer and author. Book through Launde Abbey directly, tel: 01572 217254 www.laundeabbey.org.uk

M & M Drop-in Day Monday 3rd March 10am – 3pm

Monos, Abbey Grange, Oaks Road, Whitwick, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 5UP

Drop in, plan up, reflect out. An opportunity to meet with the M&M team for one to one support, to allow space for you to engage with some of the tools available for team dynamics, vision building and understanding change. Drop in when you like and work on your own ‘Stuff’ with others and members of the M & M team.

All Age Worship Day

St Martins House

Tuesday 11th March 10am – 4pm All-age worship can be the cause of many headaches, but it doesn’t have to be! Come and join us to think about all-age worship with Sandra Millar, Head of Development for the Church of England, who has a wealth of experience in all-age worship covering a variety of styles, including Eucharistic services. Sandra will also be sharing some of her findings from the baptism research that she is currently undertaking. Lunch will be provided, so get the date in your diary!

Art and Spirituality

St Martins House

Thursday 13th March 7.30pm – 9.30pm An evening with Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ, writer and speaker on Christian Spirituality and lecturer at Heytrhrop College London who will be looking at the relationship between Art and Spirituality with particular reference to Sieger Koder.

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To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

St Martins House

The Programme will cover: Introduction:– KS exercise; Common mental health issues: Depression – clinical, post natal, men, Bi polar, the older person; Dementia; Post traumatic stress syndrome; Anxiety and phobias; Schizophrenia; Personality disorder; Self harm and suicide; Dealing with difficult behaviour; Signposting, support, therapy and medication. An information pack will be available for you to take away at the end of the session. The day will be led by Suzette Jones who is a Registered Nurse and holds a Masters of Science Degree in Mental Health, Kings College University of London. Over a career spanning thirty years Suzette has worked extensively with a wide variety of people who have severe health problems, mental illness and/ or a learning disability in hospital and community settings. Suzette is at present the Health & Wellbeing Adviser for the Diocese of Guildford supporting and facilitating projects which include physical & mental health, disability awareness and education; partnership working with government and voluntary sectors; development of support services for the Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing; suicide prevention, support groups and research.

Line Management Training

St Martins House

Wednesdays 19th & 26th March 7pm – 9pm (inc sandwiches from 6:30pm) A two part course, those taking part must come to both evenings. What makes a great line manager or supervisor? What skills and style help an employee flourish? What are the biblical principles and foundations for great line management? What legal requirements and good practice do managers need to know about and respect? It is sadly often the case that people are asked to manage others in a church environment but never given support and training on what can help this relationship reach its potential, in God’s grace. With more and more churches taking on staff this day is an opportunity to receive input and space to consider what great line management looks like. Open to anyone who is a line manager for a PCC or other church body and feels this would be helpful, it is provided without charge but places are limited and on a first booked basis. Bookings and more information from luke.fogg@leccofe.org

To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

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Welcome

Welcome

CREATING A MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT PLAN A warm welcome to the 2012-2013 Mission and Ministry Events Programme. We hope you will A warm welcome to the 2012-2013 Mission and Ministry Events Programme. We hope you will

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VisitingtoPlaces You will also find resources support you in your ministry such as coaching, mentoring and consultancy which can be accessed on an individual basis. Don’t forget you can always ask for an Networking individual consultation to discuss your particular ministry development needs so please contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting. Shadowing Others

Diocesan courses

You will also find resources to support you in your ministry such as coaching, mentoring and consultancy which can be accessed on an individualCourses basis. Don’t forget you can always ask for an provided by others individual consultation to discuss your particular ministry development needs so please contact us Focussed study course if you would like to arrange a meeting.

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Web based learning

Ministry Exchange

Focussed and directed reading

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Investigating Possibilities Sabbatical or Study Leave

20% Learning with Others

Reflecting on Current Practice

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Identify & complete a project (eg: 90 day challenge in DLP)

Action Learning Sets Peer support groups/cells Discussion Forums

Inviting Feedback from Others eg: Worship Audit, Preaching Review * All of these carry the assumption that it will include elements of reflection

Mentoring Coaching

Contact us, and we will help you to create a Ministry Development Plan

Work Consultant

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Learning with others outside

Ministry Development Plan Example What do I want/need to learn? For example: To improve the quality and impact of my preaching.

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Name:

Date from:

What will I do to acheive this?

What will I do to acheive this?

What will I do to acheive this?

Formal Education 10%

Learning with Others 20%

Experience & Reflection 70%

For example: Directed reading on homiletics, particularly sermon construction. Increase awareness of cultural shifts – source a relevant course.

For example: Arrange a ‘Preaching Devlopment’ consultation with Mission & Ministry, for all who preach in my location.

For example: Video myself preaching: reflect and learn through group feedback. Identify , map and produce a summary of local cultural shifts and developments since the beginning of my ministry here.

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of normal church environs

Date to: What resources or support will I need?

When will I acheive this?

For example: Mission & Ministry Dept for consultation. Resources to listen to other sermons – podcasts. A cultural guide – fresh eyes!

For example: Over a three to six month period. By July 2013.

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Vocations Day

St Martins House

Saturday 22nd March 10am – 3.30pm For all those sensing God’s calling and considering how to respond; the day will include key note addresses as well as workshops looking at authorised ministries inc. Ordination, Reader, Pastoral Assistant, Evangelist, Youth & Children’s work, Pioneer Ministry and more.

Church Administration and Why Am I Here?

written on priesthood and sexual difference in A Theology of Women’s Priesthood and A Priesthood of Both Sexes: Paying Attention to Difference. There will be opportunities during the day to reflect on and discuss together how these issues relate to us as individuals and as a community, in our calling, formation and ongoing ministry.

2020 Skills Toolkit : Purposeful Conversations Wednesday 2nd April 7pm – 9.30pm A standalone evening to develop your skills in making the most out of conversations, 1-1 meetings and ad-hoc encounters. Often conversations or meetings aren’t as effective as they might be, not least because they are not clearly focused and fail to identify the key issue(s). This evening will help you with that. Everyone is welcome, the evening is provided without charge but booking is essential (with beth.marvin@leccofe.org or 0116 261 5348). St Martins House

Tuesday 25th March 2pm – 4.30pm & 7.30pm – 9.30pm Afternoon: Church Administration Appointing, managing and developing a Church administrator (primarily for clergy) The afternoon session (2-4.30pm) is primarily for clergy and will focus on reasons to appoint administrators (or not) together with the management and development of administrators in order to most effectively utilise this work.

Developing a Learning Plan

A well prepared Learning Plan is key to effective Ministerial Development. This session will consider ways to allow us to make the most of our ministry development, and include space for the crafting of our own plan.

M & M Drop-in Day Friday 2nd May 10am – 3pm

Both sessions will be led by John Truscott, an independent church consultant and trainer who champions the ministry of ‘creative organisation’. He has spent over 30 years promoting the spiritual gifts of administration which God gives to his Church. He works with clergy, lay leaders and Church Administrators, and boards and staffs of mission agencies. For details of John’s work, visit www.john-truscott.co.uk. The resources section of the site contains a growing collection of over 100 items which you may download or print out without charge.

Children and Youth Work Training Day

Venue to be arranged

Wednesday 2nd April 10am – 4pm How does a theology-in-practice recognise sexual difference? How does such a theology manifests itself in the life and ministry of practising priests and those to whom they minister? We will be exploring these issues with Rev Dr Ali Green, priest, theologian and author, who has

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St Martins House

Thursday 3rd April 1pm – 3pm

Evening: Why am I here? Vision, purpose and development as a Church Administrator (primarily for church administrators) The evening session (7.30pm – 9.30pm) is primarily for those with responsibility in the area of church administration looking at “why am I here?”, focusing on clarity around vision and purpose as well as ways of most effectively realising the role.

Women and Men in the Priesthood

St Martins House

St Martins House

Drop in, plan up, reflect out. An opportunity to meet with the M&M team for one to one support, to allow space for you to engage with some of the tools available for team dynamics, vision building and understanding change. Drop in when you like and work on your own ‘stuff’ with others and members of the M & M team. St Martins House

Saturday 17th May 10am – 4pm A day to equip, encourage and inspire all those working with children and young people. Ronni Lamont will be our keynote speaker exploring Spiritual Styles, including the opportunity to work out our own spiritual style and consider the implications for what we do. There will be a variety of workshops on offer, resources to look at, plus yummy food! Formerly a teacher of Science, and then Dance and Drama, Ronni was in Parish ministry for 16 years. Ronni edits www.assemblies.org.uk , writes for ‘ROOTS for Churches’ and occasionally for the ‘Church Times’ and is an associate lecturer on the Ridley college BA in Children and Youth Ministry.

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Coaching for Excellence

St Martins House

Line Management Training

St Martins House

Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th June 9am – 5pm

Wednesday 18th June 9:30am - 4pm (lunch provided, drinks from 9am)

A number of people in churches around the diocese have now taken part in this short course, which aims to further develop a skill seen frequently in the New Testament, that of coaching. The Coaching for Excellence course runs for two days, followed by a few months to give space to try out what has been learnt, then for two further days. Led by experienced coaches from the group 3D Coaching, all Christians themselves, the day is suitable for all those with coaching-type responsibilities at present or those looking to use coaching skills in mission, leadership or pastoral encounters. Attendance for the entirety of all four days is a prerequisite. The day is provided without charge but as places are limited please contact Mike Harrison or Barry Hill to explore if this might be right for you.

What makes a great line manager or supervisor? What skills and style help an employee flourish? What are the biblical principles and foundations for great line management? What legal requirements and good practice do managers need to know about and respect? It is sadly often the case that people are asked to manage others in a church environment but never given support and training on what can help this relationship reach its potential, in God’s grace. With more and more churches taking on staff this day is an opportunity to receive input and space to consider what great line management looks like. Open to anyone who is a line manager for a PCC or other church body and feels this would be helpful, it is provided without charge but places are limited and on a first booked basis. Bookings and more information from luke.fogg@leccofe.org

Meeting of Mission Partnership Convenors

TBC

Wednesday 4th June

Diocesan Assembly

One of three get togethers each year for Mission Partnership Convenors.

Developing a Learning Plan

St Martins House, Cathedral & Cathedral Gardens

Saturday 5th July St Martins House

Thursday 5th June 10am - Midday

A celebration in the newly opened cathedral square gardens for the whole family of the diocese, with speakers, activities, worship, food and much more – more details nearer the time.

A well prepared Learning Plan is key to effective Ministerial Development. This session will consider ways to allow us to make the most of our ministry development, and include space for the crafting of our own plan.

Safeguarding Training

Churchwardens and PCC Officers Training

Monday 9th September, 9.30am – 1pm at St Martins House - fully booked.

St Martins House

Saturday 7th June 9.30am – 1.00pm (ending with lunch) This day is designed to orientate those new to the churchwarden role and also any other PCC officers such as treasurer or PCC secretary. The morning will consist of practical advice as well as opportunities for questions. Facilitated by the Mission and Ministry Department, the Archdeacons and Diocesan staff.

Going Deeper: Post Confirmation Event

Leicester Cathedral & SMH

Training for Clergy and Child Protection Co-ordinators Wednesday 25th September, 1pm – 4.30pm – St Catherine’s Church, Burbage Tuesday 15th October, 6pm – 9.30pm at Emmanuel Loughborough Monday 28th October, 1pm – 4.30pm and 6pm – 9.30pm at St Martins House Wednesday 6th November, 1pm – 4.30pm and 6pm – 9.30pm at Foxton Village Hall, Middle Street, Foxton, Market Harborough LE16 7RE Wednesday 11th December, 9.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 5.30pm at the Samworth Centre at St Mary’s, 8 Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1AE

Saturday 7th June 10am – 1pm (ending with lunch) A morning for all those confirmed within the last 12 months with workshops on prayer and various aspects of Christian Development. Led by Bishop Tim Stevens and Bishop Christopher Boyle.

Spirituality and Dementia

Christ the King, Beaumont Leys

Saturday 14th June 9.30am – 5pm The day will explore issues of spirituality and dementia, with keynote speaker Dr Joanna Collicutt, Oxford Diocesan Advisor on the Spiritual Care of Older People.

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On-going Ministerial Training and Support St Martins House 1st Incumbents

Lay Training Courses Journey in Faith (JiF)

Tues 9th Oct, Thurs 9th Jan, Tues 29th April & Thurs 10th July 9.30am – 1pm

The course is delivered to local groups in thirty sessions of two hours.

An invite in, opt out group that meets three times a year to support ministers in their first appointment.

Term 1 Exploring Faith Sessions include an opportunity to consider our own faith journeys and an introduction to Theological Reflection.

IME 4-7 (Initial Ministerial Education for Curates) Tuesday 3d September, 10am – 3pm Year one curates with Training incumbents at St Martins House Tuesday 1st October, 9.30am – 3.30pm Joint meeting for all curates & training incumbents at Emmanuel Church, Loughborough Saturday 2nd November Year group meetings – various venues Tuesday 3rd December Year group meetings – various venues Tuesday 7th Januar Year group meetings – various venues Tuesday 4th or Tuesday 11th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm (date to be confirmed) Joint meeting for all curates and training incumbents at St Martins House Tuesday 4th March Year group meetings – various venues Tuesday 1st April Year Group Meetings – various venues Sunday 11th May Joint curates meeting – venue to be arranged

Term 2 God’s Call and Our Response Sessions include an introduction to the Old Testament Term 3 Development of the Church Sessions include an introduction to the New Testament and Church Doctrine – what we say we believe. Running through all 3 terms will be evenings entitled Ministry, Mission and Vocation when we will consider how we discern our gifts, hearing God’s call and making our response to God. Folders of study material will be provided. Written work (or equivalent) is not obligatory but there will be the option of completing one small project or essay each term. For those wanting to progress to further study we will ask for a least one essay in the course of the year. The total is £120 for the whole course which can be paid in three instalments of £40 at the start of each term. A course induction is being held on Saturday 28th September at St Martins House, Leicester and will then continue in local groups.

Tuesday 3rd June Year group meetings – various venues

Learning in Faith (LiF)

Reader’s Ongoing Training

This course is a 5 module course, delivered over a year, in a mixture of face to face groups, and through on-line learning. To undertake this course you should have completed ‘Journey in Faith’ or equivalent, or have a recommendation from a Ministry Officer / DDO. A level of computer literacy and internet access is required.

Existing readers are welcome to join the Reader Training Programme for specific study days drawn from the Old Testament, New Testament, Reflective Practice, Anglicanism, Gospel and Culture, Pastoral Theology, Worship and Liturgy and Systematic Theology. For details contact Stuart Burns, stuart.burns@leccofe.org Tel: 0116 261 5354.

Funeral Training This course is required for Readers and pastoral assistants who would like to minister at funerals. The next course will take place in Spring 2014. This course is available to all readers and pastoral assistants who have served at least one full year of Reader Ministry. Facilitated by Judith Wells.

Pastoral Assistants Ongoing Training Existing PA’s are welcome to attend the PA training days on: Listening Skills – Saturday 21st September and Saturday 7th December Understanding Loss – dates to be arranged Community Life - dates to be arranged

The course is delivered through blended learning, with each module comprising a face-face introduction session, followed up by a variety of web based activities, delivered through an on-line learning environment site, followed by a face-face final module session. The course includes opportunities to Increase: Skills in critical theological reflection. Dig deeper into both the Old Testament and New Testament. Understand the Psalms and the way Jesus is recorded as using them in worship and teaching. Together with opportunities to develop: Abilities to explain faith and belief in a community context. An increased understanding of vocation and call. The course begins in September, and the fee is £80 for the whole course. Group sessions will be held at St Martins House in the City Centre.

For further details contact Stuart Burns, stuart.burns@leccofe.org Tel: 0116 261 5354.

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Discovery

The sessions will be a combination of theory, discussion, practical work and reflection.

If you want to learn more about God and your faith, and you like to learn by sharing experience, doing, or seeing and hearing then Discovery is for you. The next Discovery course will start at the end of September 2013. Discovery has 6 modules over two years: • You, me and God

• Coming closer to God

• Oh God, why?

• Jesus and the first Christians

• Back to our roots

• Watch this space!

Discovery covers similar ground to the new Journey in Faith Course run by the East Midlands Training Partnership, but it does it more gently, taking two years instead of one. Discovery will stretch and challenge—there are no text books (except for the Bible!) and no essays to write, but a creative learning log is kept.

Contact Louise Warner, Children and Families Officer for more details; louise.warner@leccofe.org or telephone: office 0116 261 5313, mobile 07729628319

Bishops Youth Certificate Modules are specifically written for this course by experienced and qualified youth workers. Sessions will be a combination of theory and practical learning. Each session will give the opportunity for personal reflection and assessment. Suitable for all denominations. Reflection on your own and others context. Time spent focussing on we do what we do, because of who we are. Networking with like-minded people giving ongoing support and development. Option to become a Licensed Youth Worker in your church.

Discovery is accepted by the Diocese as equally valid compared to other types of training for those who want to go on to Authorised Lay Ministries.

MODULES INCLUDE:

The Discovery course usually begins in September subject to demand. The fee is £15 per module or £80 for the whole course.

• Old and New Testament

• Models of youth work

• Called to be a missionary… in your own town?

• Peer-led cell groups

Mission Shaped Ministry (MSM)

• In the way of Church • Theological reflection

• On a Knife Edge • The practical stuff

Involved in a Fresh Expression of Church, like café church or messy church? Interesting in starting a Fresh Expression? Looking to learn from new forms of church for your existing worshipping community? If the answers to any of the above is yes, then Mission Shaped Ministry might be for you! Following on the success of the course recently completed, Leicester Diocese is pleased to co-host another Mission Shaped Ministry course. Starting in February 2014, with nine sessions over 18 months, we are partnering with the Methodist, Baptist and URC churches in the area. The course will be led by a range of well respected national figures as well as some good local practitioners. We are particularly keen to encourage groups, with discounts available for more than three people coming together and an early bird discount for those booking by the end of October. Book now! For more details contact barry.hill@leccofe.org, 0115 261 5335. Also see programme for event on Saturday 8th February.

• RISK!

• Mentoring and coaching young leaders

Bishop’s Certificate in Children’s Ministry

• Understanding discipleship, understanding self

• Youth Culture and Faith

…and much more Courses will run from St Martins House in central Leicester on the second Sunday of every month for 12 Months starting in the Autumn. CONTACT: Mads Morgan (Youth Ministry Officer) Tel: 07795 805196 or mads.morgan@gmail.com

The St Philip’s Centre Religion & Belief Faith Programmes for Christian Leaders, Congregations & Schools St Philip’s Centre is a Christian organisation offering a comprehensive range of belief and faith based courses which are largely free of charge to members of the Diocese:-

Do you work with children at, or through, your church? If so, then why not consider this course? It’s suitable for all denominations and will run over a year and cover a range of subjects, including modules from Revised Core Skills, and More Core Skills, For Children’s Work, created by The Consultative Group On Ministry Amongst children.

• Courses to build Christian confidence and leadership skills in multi-faith settings

Topics include: Child development, working as a team, programme planning, children and community, pastoral awareness, the Bible, prayer, transitions, special needs, challenging behaviour, children’s advocacy, young leaders, health and safety and safeguarding.

• Sabbatical and career break opportunities in the UK and overseas

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• Other faith taster sessions ideal for churches, house groups and societies • Schools and College educational courses and activities • Part-time Post Graduate courses in Inter-Religious Relations • Young person leadership programmes for 16-25 years • Youth club for ages 14-25 years

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Christian Leaders:Building Christian Confidence in a Multi-faith Society (3- day programme) 12th, 19th and 26th September 2013 or 11-13th February 2014 Presented either in three consecutive days or over three weeks at St Philip’s Centre, this course is primarily designed for Christians of all denominations, ordained or lay people who work in a multifaith setting, but all are welcome to attend. This course explores mission and Christian identity within a multi-faith context drawing upon a wealth of expertise and personal stories provided by faith practitioners and supported by insightful visits to places of worship. Call the office for more information on 0116 273 3459 or book direct from the website at http://www.stphilipscentre. co.uk/church-courses/clergy-courses-2/christian-leadership/ Senior Christian Leadership in a Multi-faith Society (1 day session) 20th March 2014 This one day course is for Christian leaders and is designed to challenge fresh thinking in a range of areas, through discussion, engagement and reflection. We will focus upon the question of how, as Christian leaders, we can make a positive difference in what is often seen as a very polarising issue. Call the office for more information on 0116 273 3459 or book direct from the website at http://www.stphilipscentre.co.uk/church-courses/clergy-courses-2/christian-leadership/

Christians & Congregations A Taste of Faith (single session) This 2 hour session is an ideal introduction to another faith and can be hosted by congregations, house or social groups. Choose a belief to explore - Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Jainism, Bahá’í, Judaism or Buddhism. We provide a Christian representative to lead the session and a faith practitioner to present the religion from a personal perspective. The session includes group discussion, artefact display, Q&A forum. As an optional extra we can supply a shared supper featuring dishes linked to the faith. Call the office for more information or to book 0116 273 3459. Unfamiliar Journey (6 session programme) This course, set over six sessions, explores a Christian’s response to living in a multi-faith world by exploring other religions, the in-depth study of two of them, then putting those faiths into context with visits to their place of worship. Plan a course at your own church or join in with one run in a nearby venue. For more information contact the Centre on 0116 273 3459 or visit the website at http://www.stphilipscentre.co.uk/church-courses/clergy-courses/unfamiliar-journey/ Deepening the Journey (4 session programme) Following on from Unfamiliar Journey, this course provides an opportunity to study one religious tradition in more depth. Set over four sessions, we look at the Christian response to a faith such as Buddhism, historically attractive to philosophical, religious and intellectual Western traditions

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yet largely misunderstood. Led by a Christian representative at your venue, the group will be joined by a practitioner who will provide their own faith narrative and belief perspective. For more information about holding this course in your place of worship or house group contact the Centre on 0116 273 3459 Faith Based Fundraising (2 evenings or 1 full day) This course is designed for church groups looking to develop confident fundraising skills for community action projects. Developed as a Near Neighbours initiative the course is set over two evenings or a full day at St Philip’s Centre and is ideal for participants who want to develop an existing project and approach other funders to support their work. It will help you to explore options available and provide signposting to where to seek help and advice from. It will also look at how to gather evidence and develop plans that funding decision makers will expect from you. For more details about attending a course, contact John McCallum on 0116 273 8813 or download a brochure at http://www.stphilipscentre.co.uk/near-neighbours/faith-fundraising/ Sabbatical & Career Break Opportunities A sabbatical, career or study break spent at St Philip’s Centre or with one of our partner organisations in the UK or overseas and be very rewarding. Take part in a project or taught programme or read about and engage with religious communities. UK partner organisations include Markfield Islamic Foundation and Bradford Churches for Dialogue and Diversity. Overseas partner organisations include the Henry Martyn Institute in Hyderabad, the Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary in Madurai and Arcot Lutheran Dialogue Centre in Tiruvanamalai, India. We also have partners in Scandinavia - the Drammen Inter Faith Council in Norway and in Sweden, the University in Lund and Inter-faith Council of Gothenburg. For more details or to discuss your own study ideas contact Revd Canon Dr John Hall, Centre Director on 0116 273 3459 Catalyst Young Leaders Training (3 levels each lasting 2 days) The Catalyst programme has been specifically developed to widen the skills base of young people. Career progression requires academic qualifications but also many wider competences including leadership, judgement and communication. There are 3 levels to Catalyst - Gold, Silver and Bronze with sessions held at prestigious venues. Young people work through the different levels to learn new skills and develop their potential. Find out more on the website http://www.stphilipscentre.co.uk/near-neighbours/catalyst/ Dynamic Youth Group (weekly) An inter-faith youth group for 14-17 years and 18-25 years directed toward delivering the millennium goals as well as engaging in local charitable fundraising activities. The group run a youth fitness programme on a Tuesday evening at St Philip’s Church and there is an annual summer scheme held in August. Regular meetings take place at various venues around the Diocese. New members welcome at every session. Contact the Youth Worker Elly Williams elly@stphilipscentre.co.uk

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Christian Muslim Dialogue Group (monthly sessions) The Christian Muslim Dialogue Group meets once a month 7-9pm at St Philip’s Church covering various discussion topics and themes. During our meetings we look at theological and cultural topics such as: Scripture, The Arab Spring, Religion & Science and Religious Pluralism from a Muslim perspective. Check the website for forthcoming meetings http://www.stphilipscentre. co.uk/community/dialogue/ Post Graduate Courses in Inter Religious Relations (1 or 2 years part-time) St Philip’s Centre is currently accepting applications for the autumn 2013 intake and beyond from students wishing to apply for a post-graduate qualification. Wonderfully enriching, the course, accredited by De Montfort University, is a one or two year parttime taught programme with Certificate, Diploma & Masters options available. Many applicants are eligible to apply for a generous bursary scheme providing assistance to finance their studies. For more information or to apply on line, call the Registrar on 0116 273 3459 or visit the website http://www.stphilipscentre.co.uk/study/pg-courses/ Schools & Colleges Education & Engagement We offer a wide range of faith based education and engagement activities for all age groups and abilities. St Philip’s Centre has worked extensively with schools and colleges in Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. We have a proven track record of delivering high quality, faith based education supports the RE and Citizenship curriculum for all ages, from KS1 through to A level and beyond. For more details please email Dr Margaret Bonney margaret@stphilipscentre.co.uk or visit the website for more information http://www.stphilipscentre.co.uk/schools-colleges/

Wholeness & Healing Courses Befriending The Bereaved A five week course for training bereavement visitors. For information contact Canon Brian Davis, Diocesan Advisor for Wholeness & Healing, 62 Lubenham Hill, Market Harborough LE16 9DQ revbdavis@aol.com . Cost of the course, to be paid on the first evening, £10.00.

Groby URC, Tuesday evenings starting 10th September – contact Sue McKenzie suemcken@gmail.com or revbdavis@aol.com Croxton Village Hall, Framland Deanery, Monday evenings starting 16th September – contact Rowena Bass, bassrowena@btopenworld.com or revbdavis@aol.com Cost of course (to cover handouts & expenses) to be paid on first night: £10.00. We begin each evening at 7.30pm & finish at 9.30pm, with a break for coffee. For details of the course see attached for more information about the course contact Brian Davis: 62 Lubenham Hill, Market Harborough LE16 9DQ revbdavis@aol.com

Other Resources Available The File ‘The File’ is a major library of resources to support mission and ministry across the diocese. Recently launches, it’s a series of sessions mostly designed to be led and run locally, including some longer courses. Compiled by the Mission and Ministry team, they offer opportunities to learn together, to release and engage new ministries and gifts, and above all for people to participate in developing the mission and ministry of their local Church or Christian Community. Read more and download a list of sessions by visiting www.leicester.anglican.org and click on Shaped by God and then The File.

Breathe Leicester Cathedral is offering all clergy, pastoral assistants and youth workers in the diocese free training and use of an educational resource Breathe to help foster relationship building with children aged between 14 and 18 in their middle or secondary school. Some examples of the messages that encourage contemplation and stimulate debate include: • Making a new start – with an example of God’s forgiveness, freeing people from regret • Responsibility and creation as a gift of God – we see the impact we have on the world • Superficial differences and associated problems – using a figure with changeable features • Considering questions about the beginning of the universe – creating creatures and considering the Christian viewpoint that God is the source of all life.

‘Love One Another’: A Six Week Course On Wholeness, Healing & Pastoral Care At Church Of The Martyrs, Westcotes Drive, Leicester

Contact Julie Tyler, Leicester Cathedral Office on 0116 261 5372 (Monday am, Wednesday am and Thursday all day)

Do you want to revive pastoral care in your parish and involve more lay people? Do you want to encourage people to pray for one another? Do you want to introduce prayer ministry in your church? Canon Brian Davis, Diocesan Advisor for Wholeness & Healing has written a six week course, which he has already used during the past two years in eight venues in the Diocese with over 200 people taking part. The course aims to show how a ministry of wholeness and healing grows naturally out of pastoral care. Courses are planned for the Autumn 2013:

Other Ministry Development and Support Opportunities

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Transition Coaching: For those moving into a new area of ministry. 3 coaching sessions, facilitated through the department of Mission and Ministry. Contact M&M for more details

Action Learning: Action Learning is a method of reflection and learning that takes the ‘stuff’ of taught knowledge, and engages with our everyday experience. Typically ‘sets’ of 4-5 people

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meet once every two months to allow space for learning and development. If you would be interested in being part of a set, please contact Stuart Burns.

Virtual Action Learning Sets: Action Learning that takes place at set times, but through the ‘Goto Meeting’ web facility. All you need is a computer with a webcam and sound. Contact Stuart Burns for details. Mission & Ministry Drop in Days: Opportunities to meet with members of the M&M team near you… Each drop in day will also have a set time (10am) for working on a Learning Development Plan, or preparing for your Ministry Development Review. See events programme for dates and venues…

Networking Opportunities Leicestershire in Fresh Expressions: LIFE

story in schools, large events and community based mission. Then in 2014, in light of the mission lead by young people, the wider church is invited to partner together in something special. HOPE is based on a few simple principles: • demonstrating God’s love by meeting needs in our communities, working in fellowship across different denominations and streams; • continuing to love and serve people regardless of what they choose to believe; • inviting people to go further in their spiritual journey, sharing the gospel with words in culturally relevant ways; • giving people a chance to respond to the gospel then connecting people who do respond into church life. There is no prescription, just resources, support and encouragement to reach out and serve as Christians together. A free book packed full of resources and ideas is available from beth.marvin@covlec.org (normal cost £5.99).

Every four months the LIFE group meets, normally in an evening, for all those involved with or looking to learn from Fresh Expressions of Church, like Messy Church, Café Church, Missional Communities, and many more, for mutual support and development. A joint Methodist and Anglican group, all are welcome to come along and see if it is for them. More details from barry.hill@leccofe.org , 0116 261 5335.

Below is the programme for the youth led mission in Autumn 2013. Over six weeks it is bookended with two huge celebrations to which hundreds of young people are expected. Why not put the dates in the diary now?! More info on any of the events below from matt@realityyouthproject.co.uk or by contact Mads Morgan or Barry Hill in the Mission and Ministry team.

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Soul Survivor led Celebration for all ages to open the mission

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Diocesan Environmental Group Meets regularly at St Martins House to discuss and plan action on a range of environmental issues. Contact Andrew Quigley Tel 01858 410253 or Email: andrew@aquigley.wanadoo.co.uk for more information.

Hope Together in Leicester & Leicestershire During 2008, Anglican churches across Leicester and Leicestershire partnered together with other Christian churches to engage in a year of mission in word and action. In God’s grace, Hope 08 was very fruitful both in terms of fellowship between churches and in the resultant mission, with many people becoming Christians and many more starting out meaningfully on a journey of exploration.The latter part of 2013 and all of 2014 sees opportunity for another focused period of mission. Autumn 2013 plays host to a youth-led mission across the county and city with around 10,000 young people being invited to explore more of the Christian

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To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

Thursday 26th September 2013, 7.30pm at All Nation Centre, Leicester

Schools Missions with The Message Trust 30th September-11th October 2013

Youth Leaders Training Day at The Big Shed, Leicester Saturday 19th October 2013, 10am-4pm, guests include: Ian Henderson, Rich Gamble, In Yer Face, Soul Survivor, Tearfund.

ncounter extra, 5 day Youth Mission 23rd-26th October 2013 (23rd - Training day with special guest Matt Summerfield; 24th and 25th – Local Mission; 25th and 26th - City Centre Mission, contact matt@realityyouthproject.co.uk to be involved)

Schools Missions with The Message Trust 4th November-15th November 2013

Soul Survivor led Celebration for all ages to give thanks at the end of the mission Thursday 21st November, 7.30pm at All Nation Centre, Leicester

To book: mmbookings@leccofe.org • 0116 261 5317

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