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Introduction

This page is a combined list of all of the training which we are offering as a circuit, along with all of the training we are recommending, including that run by our partners. We hope that this list will help all of our members who are interested in further training to be able to find it and undertake it.

Our Training Programme

From September 2017 we will be developing and growing our training portfolio to better equip our three thousand members, this can be found in our training courses and events list below. If you are one of those members and have a training need which is not met below, please do get in touch with our training lead, Tom Milton, on 0121 616 1800 or email him here. If you know of training which is happening and not listed here, but which would be helpful for us to signpost, then please also get in touch with Tom.

Training Courses and Events

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Start: 22nd February 2018 9:30 am End: 29th September 2018 4:30 pm

Pastoral Supervision Certificate & Diploma Course

This course is open to both lay and ordained and consists of four modules of three days each. Participants can choose to exit the programme with either a certificate or diploma. These qualifications are validated by the Institute of Pastoral Supervision and Reflective Practice. The course training hours exceed those required for senior accreditation with APSE.

 

Start: 28th April 2018 10:00 am End: 28th April 2018 1:00 pm

Safeguarding Refresher Course 2018

Description: If you completed the Safeguarding Foundation Course (above) between 2011 and 2016, then rather than taking the course again, you can take this refresher course. This will remind you of what you learned in the previous course and will also give insight into the Past Cases Review taken by the Methodist Church nationally.  

This will take place on April 28th 2018, 10.00am to 1.00pm at Dorridge Methodist Church.  30 places already taken but organisers say there is room for more to attend.

Please register with Sue Saunderson, 0121 472 1060, email ssaunderson@birminghammethodistcircuit.org.uk.

 

 

Start: 12th May 2018 10:00 am End: 12th May 2018 1:00 pm

Everyday Faith Sharing (Authentic Evangelism)

Description: The word ‘evangelism’ brings up many different emotions in many different people and can be thought of quite negatively or as something done by those with special training. This course will help unpack what evangelism really is and will help to break down some of the stereotypes associated with it. Being able to share our faith is something essential to any Christian and this course will explore the different ways to do it and how we can do it in an authentic way which feels right to us.

Start: 19th May 2018 10:00 am End: 19th May 2018 1:00 pm

Safeguarding Basic Foundation Course

Description: This training aims to equip all adults, both volunteer and paid, working in different roles in the Methodist Church to feel confident in identifying safeguarding concerns and how to share them with the appropriate person. It also aims to give an understanding of what good safeguarding practice looks like. 

This will take place on May 19th 2018, 10.00am to 1.00pm at The Church at Carrs Lane. Maximum of 20 places available.

Please register with Sue Saunderson, 0121 472 1060, email ssaunderson@birminghammethodistcircuit.org.uk.

 

Start: 26th May 2018 10:00 am End: 26th May 2018 1:00 pm

Safeguarding Refresher Course 2018

Description: If you completed the Safeguarding Foundation Course (above) between 2011 and 2016, then rather than taking the course again, you can take this refresher course. This will remind you of what you learned in the previous course and will also give insight into the Past Cases Review taken by the Methodist Church nationally.  

This will take place on May 26th 2018, 10.00am to 1.00pm at Lozells Methodist Church.  30 places already taken but organisers say there is room for more to attend.

Please register with Sue Saunderson, 0121 472 1060, email ssaunderson@birminghammethodistcircuit.org.uk.

 

 

Start: 16th June 2018 10:00 am End: 16th June 2018 3:00 pm

Small Group Leader Training

Description: Small Groups, whether a Bible Study Group, Prayer Group, Class Meeting, Life Group, Cell Group or other group, are one of the best ways to grow and deepen faith. They can be places of learning, worship, prayer, support, welcome and much more besides.

This course will be split into two halves. The first half, with Reverend Tony Malcolm and Reverend Alison Richards in the morning, will look at different ways of running small groups and will unpack how to host, coordinate or run them. This will include the sharing of a variety of tools that might be helpful. The second half of the day will be an afternoon looking at creative prayer with Reverend Karen Webber and Reverend Inderjit Bhogal. A chance to try some different kinds of creative small group prayer out.

Start: 23rd June 2018 9:30 am End: 23rd June 2018 1:00 pm

Young (Junior) Church Training Day

Description: This will be a training morning for all the Children’s leaders in our circuit, designed to be a friendly informal taster session packed with help and advice. It will include Messy Church, Makaton (sign language for worship), Leading Worship, working with Children and Teenagers, working with Families and working with Uniformed Groups.

Start: 26th June 2018 10:00 am End: 26th June 2018 3:00 pm

District Safeguarding Conference 2018

Keep the date free! District Safeguarding Conference on Tuesday June 26th 2018 at South Parade Methodist Church, Sutton Park Circuit from 10am to 3pm. Excellent speakers already arranged including Dr. Lisa Oakley, a leading expert on spiritual abuse, and a contribution from a survivor of abuse.

The Conference is open to ministers,circuit safeguarding coordinators, trainers, safeguarding officers and all those involved in and committed to making our churches a safe place of welcome for all. Further details to follow re making bookings.

Start: 30th June 2018 10:00 am End: 30th June 2018 1:00 pm

Church Stewards Gathering

Description: We hope that as many Church Stewards as possible will attend as we meet to worship, pray, and spend time together with a view to developing together our ministry as Church Stewards.

More detailed information about this event and booking information will be available nearer the time.