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
We will be re-running training on data protection in the Methodist Church. This will include covering the basics of data protection and how to keep people's data safe, as well as advice on working within the new GDPR legislation which came into force in May last year.
This course is for members of Birmingham Circuit, however, if places are available then other circuits are very welcome to attend. Please contact Tom if you'd like to reserve a non-Birmingham Circuit place.
Following last years successful Church Stewards Gathering, at which we saw more than fifty of our Church Stewards, Birmingham Methodist Circuit will be running another gathering as we seek to make it an annual pattern. This year we are meeting on Saturday 6th July 2019 and again it will be at The Church at Carrs Lane. The day will be split into three parts.
- Firstly, a morning session repeating last years session exploring the role and purpose of church stewards. This will start at 10 am and will be led by current church stewards in our circuit. If you are a church steward who came last year then there is no need to attend again, space for those new stewards or people who couldn’t make it last time would be appreciated. This session will finish at 12:45pm.
- Secondly, a bring and share lunch. Whether you’re coming to the morning, the afternoon, or both, we’d love you to join us for lunch at 1pm.
- Thirdly, an afternoon session where we will be developing our knowledge of own arrangements. Everyone is invited to this new session which will be led by Reverend Anthony Reddie, a member of our Discipleship, Ministries and Learning Network and former lecturer. This will begin at 1:45pm and finish at 4:00pm.
Please RSVP your attendance to Tom Milton via phone (0121 616 1800) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) at your earliest convenience so that the team can begin planning based upon the numbers who will be attending.