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C A T A LY S T TRAINING PROGRAMME


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The Catalyst Programme is a fieldwork discipleship training course at Ashburnham Place. Trainees (usually between the ages of 18-27yrs) from all over the world are invited to take part in this course for a year alongside our long-term community members. There are around 100 community members living on site at any one time, half of these are Catalyst course trainees who live and work alongside permanent community members.

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C A T A LY S T T R A I N I N G P R O G R A M M E

T H E C A T A LY S T VISION

The Catalyst Programme will grow young people in the understanding of who they are and the practice of what God is calling them to so that they shine like stars in the universe.


Our hope for every graduate of the Catalyst Programme is that they will be equipped to study the word of God, be sensitive to the guide of the Holy Spirit and take responsibility for their growing faith. The programme will be as holistic as possible and follow a head, heart, hand pattern; with every graduate developing in mind, spirit and body. Each trainee will have the opportunity to grow in at least one focussed stream: Adventure in Creation, Life Theology or Creative Ministry.


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Integral to each of the three streams will be a consistent focus on character development, your relationship with God and others. We recognise these as foundational and preceding any great skill, gifting or performance.

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I n e ach stre am we h ave deve lope d partnerships with organ isation s an d in dividu als that ens ure de pth an d expe rtise th rou gh th e learning programme . T h e th ou ghtf u l cu rricu lu m w ill draw on spe ake rs an d practition e rs wh o are influenc ers n ation ally an d globally. There are certain foundational elements that will be expected of every trainee. They are: prayer, community living, bible study and service of others. Each gradu ate will be expe cte d to complete their ch ose n stre am in f u ll bu t may ch oo se to add modu le s of th e oth e r two stre ams if th ey w is h to. Du rin g th e Sprin g te rm, e ach train e e w ill have the opportu n ity to go on a mission s trip. We have seve ral excitin g partn e rsh ips with miss ions organ isation s - f rom Man ch e ste r to Mada gas c ar.


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C A T A LY S T T R A I N I N G P R O G R A M M E

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Adventure In Creation

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We have three ‘Streams’ that will be running throughout the year. Each trainee will chose a primary stream (modules from other streams can be added if desired). The three streams are:

ADVENTURE IN C R E AT I O N

Life Theology

Adventure in Creation will explore and give a greater understanding of what a joyful, adventurous and sustainable relationship between us, the land and God could look like. You will swim lakes, start fires, plant seeds and breathe deeply in all seasons, together with a band of fellow adventurers.


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LIFE THEOLOGY

C R E AT I V E M I N I S T R Y

Life Theology will consider in depth the world changing gift of God in Jesus; how we understand this gift, how the church through history has responded, what this means for our inner life today and what practical difference this gift makes to how we live today. The stream will also equip trainees with brilliant study skills and deeper theological understanding, enabling them to face the questions and challenges of life with confidence and faith.

The Creative Ministry Stream will cause you to grow in your expression of life as worship. Through music, art, song, dance, service and ministry, trainees will practice living out the creative gospel in different settings from the streets to worship services, from club nights to classrooms.

Creative Ministry

This stream will use creativity to lead others into an intimate encounter with Jesus.


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Much of the Catalyst training happens through the service of others in our busy retreat and conference centre. Trainees will serve for 5 days each week in areas including catering, guest care, gardening and maintenance. The Catalyst week will include field training in the following areas:

H O S P I TA L I T Y, WORKING WITHIN A TEAM, TEACHING SESSIONS, SOCIAL ACTION PLACEM E N T S , C O M M U N I T Y A P P L I C AT I O N , C O N N E C T GROUPS, MISSION TRIPS AND FUNDRAISING. This will be delivered through a mixture of teaching, practical service and engaging in community activities.

A C C R E D I TAT I O N Each Stream will have accreditation opportunities. Each Catalyst graduate will receive an Ashburnham Place Catalyst Graduate Certificate. Additional accreditation will be available to trainees including Hospitality, Health and Safety, First Aid, Food and Hygiene and many more.

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G R A D UAT I O N & E N D O F YEAR PERFORMANCE When a trainee completes their course, we will have a graduation ceremony, meal and performance - an opportunity to celebrate, receive certifications and present to the community in the form of a talk, performance, or display.

C A T A LY S T G O ! & FUNDRAISING Catalyst GO! Is an annual Month of being sent from Ashburnham Place across the globe. All Catalyst trainees will have the opportunity to go on a external mission trip - local, national or international. Trips have included Madagascar, France, South Korea and closer to home; Manchester, Birmingham‌ (Please check our website for details on the mission trips.) Depending on which trip you would like to take, we may ask you to bring some money towards your trip before you arrive. We will be doing fundraising together as part of the course too.


TERM INFO Trainees will need to complete a full academic year of training to gain the full Catalyst Graduate Certification. The course will take place throughout the year and our intake will be staggered. There will be three terms - Trainees can begin their year at the start of any one of the terms: We offer a whole year course or a Summer School (June to Sep) Please check the website for official start dates.

T E R M S TA R T D AT E S September, January and June


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? y l p Ap Please complete the application form found on our website: www.ashburnham.org.uk

AGE LIMITS COST

- 18-27 (27+ may be accepted in certain circumstances)

- Absolutely free! In fact, we will give you weekly expenses. (Excluding mission trips)

G E T I N V O L V E D - If you would like to support the programme or get involved please contact us for more information.


C O N TA C T: Catalyst Training Programme Ashburnham Place Battle TN33 9NF Tel: 01424 894233 Email. catalyst@ashburnham.org.uk

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