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Training

The second area of service is to provide training through workshops (usually for up to 30 people, though I undertake larger speaker events too) and writing assignments.
 

Workshops

Training provides understanding about, motivation for and skills in Christian ministry. I seek to utilise a range of ways in which people can learn effectively to provide an experience that is both memorable and enjoyable.

Workshops can often be conducted in a more general context than consultancy, so groups can benefit from a single event. I only run workshops at the request of a client. Most take one day but some last half a day and others two to three days.

I am available to run any event, from one evening to a residential conference, for individual churches, local groups, clergy groups (eg. CMD), Bible and theological colleges, and staff of mission agencies.
 

Writing

I also offer training through writing. This lacks the impact of a workshop but can be available to a much wider group. I have prepared validated distance learning modules for three clients and write regular articles for one specialist magazine. I also add new material to this website every other month (covered in the Resources section of this site).
 

Benefits

I seek to offer in workshops and in writing:

  • wide experience and understanding of church and other Christian work
  • a creative mind willing to explore new ideas
  • an ability to communicate clearly on practical issues
  • an infectious enthusiasm for my subject.

For examples of topics covered, move on to the Topics page. For an idea of pricing, see the Charges page.
   

THEMES OF THE MOMENT

Training topics for churches during autumn 2017 and into 2018 are on the themes of mission-shaped PCCs, vision-setting, communication and collaborative ministry. Bookings for clergy events have focused on self-management and handling change

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The vision exercise you did with us was brilliant and the way you helped us express it was so good. We were delighted with the day and people are still talking about it three months later.

An Anglican Vicar looking back at a PCC training day - February 2018

     
        

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