learning in faith narrow 2020

Pray, Learn, Tell and Serve Together

We are fully committed to helping every member grow in their understanding and experience of faith so that each of us can more confidently engage in our communities and serve a world so desperately in need of God’s Good News.

The Learning in Faith programme offers a broad and varied series of learning opportunities that are suitable for anyone to come along and enjoy.  You'll find sessions on everything from prayer, fresh expressions and community engagement to social media, vocations and making connections with schools.

Have a look at what is on offer and see how these courses can support your church's plans for 2020 and beyond.  Many of the sessions are perfect for a small group from a church to attend together- come along, learn and take that learning back to your church.  

People who attended Learning in Faith sessions in 2019 said:

'A useful, joy-filled, exciting, simple exploration of the course. The passion for the subject matter was infectious.'

'All Learning in Faith sessions have been extremely helpful.'

'Really enjoyable day. Back to basics, helped me have clarity on what I have been feeling. Kind, friendly and welcoming.'

'Great opportunity for me as a church leader to bring my PCC, and having an external person presenting enabled us to consider things in a less pressured way.'

 Sign-up now and find out for yourself.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!


 


Our Course Categories - more courses to explore

Mission, Evangelism and Discipleship - Living our faith and sharing it with others

Spirituality and Prayer- Connecting with God

Community - Seeking to actively engage with all

Communication - Spreading the word

Vocations - Responding to God's call

Churchwarden and Officer Training - Resourcing for church roles

Children's and Youth Work - Engaging with young people

Ready-made courses you can start right now! 

 

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'Good to Go' courses are ready for you to start right now!

Mission Action Planning: MAP for the Diocese of Derby

Based on the widely respected and used Mission Action Planning, and adapted for use in the Diocese of Derby, this suite of tools and resources works together to provide a vehicle to help churches reflect on God’s calling to them, in respect to both their purpose and their character.

MAP for the Diocese of Derby offers an opportunity to prayerfully reflect on where they are, consider the areas in which God may be challenging them to grow and change and then to journey with God as they move towards him.

MAP for the Diocese of Derby is free to download and use here

 

Celebrating Vocations Sunday (Sunday, 12 May 2019)

Everyone has a vocation- God calls each of us to serve in our own unique way by using the gifts we have been given. Vocations Sunday is a fantastic way to get everyone in your congregation thinking about God’s call in their lives. How could you encourage your church members to spend time thinking about where God is calling them?

The national church has put together a pack of resources for Vocations Sunday and is encouraging all church leaders to engage in the Great Vocations Conversation - taking up the challenge to regularly talk to people unlike themselves about God’s call in their lives.  Those conversations can make all the difference and can be just the encouragement needed for someone to start discerning their vocation. 

For more information about the Great Vocations Conversation, go to https://www.churchofengland.org/greatvocationsconversation

For the full range of Church of England vocations resources, go to https://www.churchofengland.org/life-events/vocations



Leading Your Church into Growth (lycig)- Local

Leading your Church into Growth: Local is the ideal ‘next step’ for church leaders who want to get church growth principles and practice into the bloodstream of their own church communities.

This local course for use by churches is designed for use in small groups. The DVD-based interactive sessions will stimulate, teach, equip and motivate church members of all ages to play their part in leading their church into growth.

There are nine main sessions, three for leaders, six for church members. The whole course comes to a joyful completion with a celebration event.

For more information and to purchase your own copy of the course, which includes DVD, leader guide and resources that can be printed or copied, go to: www.leadingyourchurchintogrowth.org.uk/courses/the-local-course

 

Everybody Welcome

This six-session course is an ideal next step after the ‘Everybody Welcome: Welcoming and Integrating Newcomers into the Church’.

There are five sessions for the whole church, helping to review attitudes to newcomers, learn new approaches and identify areas of improvement and change.

The sixth session is provided to train and equip the welcome team of the church.The material covers such topics as ‘making the church more visible’, ‘making premises more inviting’ and ‘a welcoming God and his people’.

The course materials, including DVD with freely printable resources, a leaders’ book and a members’ booklet, may be purchased direct from Church House Publishing online, where you will also find additional resources and downloads.
For more information, to view the resources and to purchase, go to: www.chpublishing.co.uk/features/everybody-welcome

 

Sharing the Good News

This single-document resource is a valuable guide for clergy and PCCs to reflect together on how they can be effective in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ in ways that are relevant, appropriate, sensitive and effective in our modern culture.

The resource is based on its companion workshop, ‘Sharing the Good News’, and looks at such topics as ‘helping the church into evangelism’, ‘making contact with those outside the church’, ‘how people come to faith’ and ‘measuring success in evangelism’.

Sharing the Good News is available for free download as a part of the MAP for the Diocese of Derby resource toolkit.

Download the PDF here.

 

Faith Pictures

Developed by the Church Army and free to download on registration, this six-part course helps Christians talk naturally to friends, neighbours and colleagues about what they believe.

The heart of the course is about helping people to identify a single picture or image that embodies something of their faith.

The course aims to be accessible and light-hearted, without jargon or inflexible methods. It has a number of emphases not always found in faith-sharing courses, including the avoidance of one-size-fits-all models and the importance of honesty and listening.

Each session contains a short video and encourages discussion in pairs and as a whole group.

For more information and to register, visit churcharmy.org

 

Mission Shaped Introduction

Mission Shaped Introduction (MSI) is an ideal next step for church clergy and PCCs after the ‘Fresh Expressions 1: Getting Started with Fresh Expressions’ workshop.

MSI helps people to reconnect with the communities they are called to serve and to re-imagine the forms of church that are needed for the 21st century. It takes you on a creative and reflective journey looking at the need for new ways of being church.

Two versions of the course are available, either free to download (which requires some work in obtaining video clips) and as a complete DVD and course booklet.

For more information and to download / purchase, go to freshexpressions.org.uk 

 

Electoral Roll Information

A guide to the annual revision of the electoral roll and the preparation of a new roll every six years.

The guide includes links to detailed guidance and forms as well as templates of timetables to ensure that all of the essential steps are completed as and when they should be.

Download the guide here.

 

Germinate Equipping for Rural Mission

Germinate: Arthur Rank Centre. Tel: 024 7685 3060 or germinate.net.

Germinate offers extensive resources (worship, discipleship, buildings, mission), training, annual conference and leadership mentoring to rural church leaders.

They offer an e-news bulletin and Country Way magazine (circulated via Area Deans).

Country Way back copies are available on Parish Resource Centre stand or online.

 

Faith in Action

Faith in Action: a Derbyshire Churches Guide to Community Mission (2008), Bates, Collishaw and Jordan.

This guide was written and published in-house as a toolkit. It includes author and guest written resources on funding, environment + buildings and theology of community mission.

Case studies are a snapshot in time and web references need an upgrade but it remains of value for community initiatives from parishes and deaneries.

Currently available in hard copy or CD Rom. All parishes were given a copy.

Apply to Stella Collishaw (stella.collishaw@derby.anglican.org) or Mission and Ministry Team colleagues.

 


Other categories: Mission, Evangelism & Discipleship | Spirituality & Prayer | Community | Communication | Vocations | Churchwarden & Officer Training | Children's & Youth Work | Education | Good to Go | How to Book | All courses by date

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Setting Up a Pastoral Care Team - Autumn 2019

Music & Mission - Autumn 2019

Culture Change Management - Autumn 2019

School Governor Training - Autumn 2019

School Governor Induction Training - Autumn 2019

Exploring Faith Through the Arts - late 2019/ early 2020

Women in Ministry - late 2019/ early 2020

Lay Conference - 2020

 

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Headteacher & Clergy Conference

All dates for this course in 2019 are now complete. Please contact netta.russell@derby.anglican.org for more information.

The conference will be focusing on Church and School working together to serve their community.

These sessions are open to headteachers & clergy. Booking is essential.

See below for booking details.

 

Exploring the Eucharist in Church Schools

All dates for this course in 2019 are now complete. Please contact netta.russell@derby.anglican.org for more information.

The Eucharist training will be an exploration of the possibilities and challenges of holding Eucharist in schools.

These sessions are open to headteachers & clergy. Booking is essential.

See below for booking details.

 

Churches Providing a Retreat Day for Year 6 Pupils

All dates for this course in 2019 are now complete. Please contact netta.russell@derby.anglican.org for more information.

Liquid refreshments provided - please bring your own lunch

Book a place by emailing Simon Cocksedge: cocksedge@doctors.org.uk

We have been running retreat days for year 6 pupils of Diocese of Derby CofE Primary Schools for 3 years now at the Peak Centre and elsewhere. The days always receive excellent evaluations from pupils and teachers. The material covered can be followed up and further developed at each school - it covers important PHSE curriculum areas.

The aim of this day is to equip leaders to run similar days elsewhere in the Diocese. By the end, you will have experienced and discussed all the activities and requirements of the day and we will email you a full set of tutor notes.

 

 

To book your place on these education courses, contact:

Netta Russell
Senior Administrator, Diocesan Board of Education

netta.russell@derby,anglican.org | 01332 388660

 


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New for 2020: Seriously Messy - Helping Families as they Cope with Death

Mon 27 Jan 10am -12pm, St Helen, Darley Dale - BOOK NOW 

Tue 28 Apr 7pm-9pm, Holy Trinity, Mapperley - BOOK NOW

And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.” C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle.

Death is inevitable, and these joyful words from “The Last Battle” are full of hope. Yet we know that death often doesn’t feel like this. There is pain and bewilderment, especially for children. Whether death has been very sudden or illness has caused a long goodbye, we need to be prepared to offer what help we can. Perhaps the hardest is the death of a child with the support needed for the community in such a case. We will use a range of resources which can be bought or downloaded.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential. 

New for 2020: Children & Communion

Mon 10 Feb 11am-12pm, Friendship House, All Saints, Kirk Hallam - BOOK NOW

Tue 10 Mar 3pm-4pm, St Mark, Brampton - BOOK NOW

Do baptised children receive communion in your church? We will work through the process for enabling this to happen and explore resources which help to prepare children for this step.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential. 

New for 2020: Open the Book: Sharing Bible Stories in Primary Schools

Mon 24 Feb 9.30am-3.30pm, St Michael and All Angels, Alvaston - BOOK NOW

Open the Book (OtB) is a project which offers primary school children an opportunity to hear key Bible stories, from a team of Christians from local churches, who present the stories during assemblies/acts of Collective Worship.

Open the Book Core Training will help you begin your journey as a Storyteller with Open the Book or refresh you if it’s been awhile. You will get some great tips, advice, find out all you need to start a team and get the latest news from Open the Book.

Please bring a packed lunch.

 

New for 2020: Unexpected Child in the Church Area!

Tue 12 May 10am -12pm, St Peter, Hartshorne - BOOK NOW

Tue 19 May 7pm -9pm, Church Centre, Eyam - BOOK NOW

Just as when you’re quickly pushing your shopping through the checkout and the machine suddenly announces that something has gone wrong, the appearance of a child, or several children, in your usually calm and quiet service can fill many congregation members with a feeling of sudden anxiety.

• We look at how you can be prepared for this and what resources would be useful to offer some spiritual input for a range of ages and interests.

• We’ll consider how much our own expectations and experience of children and their behaviour might affect the welcome we feel able to give.

• We look at ways of supporting carers/parents and involving children in the centre of worship as we seek to welcome them as Jesus did.

 

New for 2020: Parenting for Faith

 Mon 15 Jun 7pm-9pm, Saint Augustine, Derby - BOOK NOW

Mon 21 Sep 7pm-9pm, Saints Centre, Chesterfield - BOOK NOW

The "Faith in our Families" report has some worrying statistics. For example, 'Only 36% of parents surveyed said that they felt "very confident" in nurturing their child's faith. 70% of church leaders said that they would like some ideas to help parents see the importance of nurturing faith at home', and perhaps more telling, '92% felt they should be doing more.'

  • We will explore reports in this area and discover where there is scope to help nurture faith at home.
  • We will look at resources which are available and consider how effective they are, not simply as a task to occupy, but as a means of spiritual growth.
  • We will explore some realities of family life today and plan some ways that time could be released to develop faith.

 These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

Into Your School: Supporting Schools with Faith Activities

Tue 25 Feb 10am-12pm, Fellowship Room, St Matthew, Darley Abbey - BOOK NOW

Tue 15 Sep 10am-12pm, Whitwell Community Centre - BOOK NOW

Showing love and sharing the Gospel message. What could you say and offer to show love to your local school? We will look at a range of opportunities from prayer corners to running a Christian club. We will discuss Primary and Secondary schools. We will also look at setting up Prayer Spaces for school children to engage with.

Diddy Disciples

Wed 07 Oct 10am-12pm, Church Centre, Eyam - BOOK NOW

Mon 02 Nov 10am -12pm, St Augustine, Derby - BOOK NOW

Diddy Disciples is a creative and playful new worship and Bible storytelling resource for babies, toddlers and young children. Groups are invited to build their own Diddy Disciples sessions, choosing from different options.

Feel free to bring pre-schoolers along too.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

Mental Health First Aid for Clergy, Youth & Children’s Leaders

Mon 29 Jun 7.30pm -9.30pm, Emmanuel, Swadlincote - BOOK NOW

Would you know how to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person? A look at statistics and stories with some general guidance as to how to respond appropriately, and where and how you might signpost a young person for further help.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential. 

Detached Youth Work: Responding to Young People on Our Streets & in Communal Areas

Tue 08 Sep 7pm-9pm, Church House, Derby - BOOK NOW

This is a practical training session for those who are new to detached work or those who are wanting to engage with young people in the community.

Exploring all the stages of detached work, from assessing the needs of young people through to making contact and enthusing young people to get involved in new church or community projects.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential. 

Working with Small Groups: Training for Youth Leaders

Mon 09 Mar 7pm-9pm, Church House, Derby - BOOK NOW

Tue 02 Jun 7pm -9pm, St Thomas, Brampton - BOOK NOW

This course is aimed at anyone, lay or ordained, who wants to encourage a small group of young people in their faith.

Many churches have only 2 or 3 secondary school-age youngsters in the congregation. This session will look at why it is important to meet regularly with them, what sort of programme you can put together and we will look at some of the resources available.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

 Working with Secondary Schools

Tue 05 May 7pm-9pm, St Oswald's Church Centre, Ashbourne - BOOK NOW

Tue 22 Sep 7pm-9pm, St Peter, Littleover - BOOK NOW

Are you...

  • looking for new ways for your church to engage with your local secondary schools?
  • hoping to offer more than assemblies and Christian Union?

If so, this session is for you. Come along and hear how churches from the Diocese have worked in partnership with their local schools and embraced the opportunities to serve the staff and pupils, as well as share good news.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential

 


Other categories: Mission, Evangelism & Discipleship | Spirituality & Prayer | Community | Communication | Vocations | Churchwarden & Officer Training | Children's & Youth Work | Good to Go | How to Book | All courses by date

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Other categories: Mission, Evangelism & Discipleship | Spirituality & Prayer | Community | Communication | Vocations | Churchwarden & Officer Training | Children's & Youth Work | Good to Go | How to Book | All courses by date


New for 2020 - PCC Secretaries' Workshop

Wed 10 Jun 2pm-4pm, Church House, Derby - BOOK NOW

Wed 16 Sep 7pm-9pm, St Helen, Darley Dale -BOOK NOW

In these workshops we will look at the responsibilities of PCC Secretaries and the rules governing PCCs, and share good practice for organising and minuting PCC meetings and APCMs.

Church Buildings

Tue 13 Oct 2020 2pm-4pm, St Helen, Darley Dale - BOOK NOW

Mon 09 Nov 2020 7pm-9pm, Church House, Derby - BOOK NOW

This session has a specific focus on buildings - using buildings for mission, introduction to the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) and faculty process, church insurance, health and safety.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential. 

Introduction to Churchwarden Role & Responsibilities

Wed 24 Jun 2020 2pm-4pm, St Barnanbas, Danesmoor - BOOK NOW

Thu 02 Jul 2020 7pm -9pm, Church House, Derby - BOOK NOW

We'll explore together the purpose of the PCC and give an overview of the rules, key relationships, areas of responsibility and good practice for churchwardens, adn a guide to the resources available to help.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

Leading an Act of Worship at Short Notice

Wed 03 Jun 2020 7.30pm-9.00pm, St John, Newbold - BOOK NOW

Wed 04 Nov 2020 2pm-3.30pm, Church House, Derby - BOOK NOW

This session includes suggestions of useful resources and service formats, and clarifies what you can and cannot do if you are not ordained or licensed.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential. 

Churchwarden Role & Responsibilities, Church Buildings & Leading an Act of Worship at Short Notice

Tue 06 Oct 2020 10am -3pm Church House, Derby - BOOK NOW

Sat 07 Nov 2020 10am -3pm, Ashford War Memorial Hall - BOOK NOW

Combining all three sessions of churchwarden training into a full day’s programme.

This session is open to all, but booking is essential. 

Registers 

Tue 12 May 2020 3pm - 4.30pm, Church House, Derby - BOOK NOW

Wed 17 Jun 2020 7pm- 8.30pm, Ashford War Memorial Hall - BOOK NOW

Learn about the importance of keeping accurate church registers and your legal obligations relating to them; how to correct errors and how to deal with some unusual situations.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential. 

Churchyards

Mon 27 Apr 2020 7.30pm - 9pm, St Thomas, Brampton - BOOK NOW

Mon 14 Sep 2020 7pm -8.30pm, Church House, Derby - BOOK NOW

This session will cover the Churchyard Regulations, burials and cremations, headstones, health and safety, the clsoure of churchyards and maintenance by hte Local Authority.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

 

 


Other categories: Mission, Evangelism & Discipleship | Spirituality & Prayer | Community | Communication | Vocations | Churchwarden & Officer Training | Children's & Youth Work | Good to Go | How to Book | All courses by date

Blob blue downloads>> Download the full Learning in Faith brochure [PDF]

Other categories: Mission, Evangelism & Discipleship | Spirituality & Prayer | Community | Communication | Vocations | Churchwarden & Officer Training | Children's & Youth Work | Good to Go | How to Book | All courses by date


Vocations Exploration Days 2020

Sat 28 Mar 10am -3pm, St Paul, Chester Green - BOOK NOW

Sat 25 Apr 10am -3pm, Stonebroom Methodist Church - BOOK NOW

Sat 12 Sep 10am -3pm, Becket Room, Chapel-en-le-Frith - BOOK NOW

Sat 21 Nov 10am-3pm, Church House, Derby - BOOK NOW

‘Here I am.’ Do you sense that God is calling you to ministry? Spend a day exploring your vocation with others who are discerning God’s call to ordained or licensed lay ministry. You will spend time reflecting on and sharing your own spiritual journey, examining how God calls people in the Bible and looking at aspects of pursuing your calling. The day will include time and space for quiet prayer and reflection as well as group discussion.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

 

Exploring Your Calling: Lay Vocations

Wed 11 Mar 7pm-9pm, St Peter, Hartshorne - BOOK NOW

Mon 16 Mar 10am -12pm, All Saints, Hatton - BOOK NOW

Wed 20 May 7pm-9pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor - BOOK NOW

Tue 15 Sep 2pm - 4pm, Holy Trinity, Mapperley - BOOK NOW

Wed 18 Nov 7pm-9pm, Church House, Derby - BOOK NOW

God gives each of us unique gifts - talents, interests and experiences. How do we use our gifts for God’s purposes? This session will bring lay people together to explore the gifts they have been given, share their experiences, listen to how God is calling them to use their gifts in their lives (at school, work, home, in their communities) and encourage each other. There will be time for quiet prayer and reflection as well as group discussion.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

Chaplaincy Training Days 2020

Mon 03 Feb 9.30am -3pm, Willersley Castle Hotel, Cromford

Regular programme of training for Chaplains and those considering chaplaincy. The speaker in February will be Paul Thaxter, CMS Director fo International MIssions.

To book a place, please contact Revd Paul Morris - paul@stpetersderby.org.uk

These sessions are open to all Chaplains. Booking is essential.

 

 


Other categories: Mission, Evangelism & Discipleship | Spirituality & Prayer | Community | Communication | Vocations | Churchwarden & Officer Training | Children's & Youth Work | Good to Go | How to Book | All courses by date


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Other categories: Mission, Evangelism & Discipleship | Spirituality & Prayer | Community | Communication | Vocations | Churchwarden & Officer Training | Children's & Youth Work | Education | Good to Go | How to Book | All courses by date


A Church Near You

Thu 30 Jan, 10am-12pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor- BOOK NOW!

Wed 8 Jul, 2-4pm, Church House- BOOK NOW!

A Church Near You is the Church of England’s website with information about ALL the churches in the Diocese (and in the country). It is used in many Church of England campaigns as a landing page for people to find out more about their local churches, particularly at Christmas and Easter.

But it does lots more besides and is a great way to let people know about your church and events. You can even use it as your church’s main website! In this session, we’ll look at how to make it work for you.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

 Social Media for Beginners

Thu 13 Feb, 2-4pm, Church House- BOOK NOW!

Wed 6 May, 7-9pm, St Thomas, Brampton- BOOK NOW!

If you’ve thought about using Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get your message, mission and events out to a wider audience but aren’t really sure how to get started, then this is an ideal workshop to get you on the right path. This workshop is for beginners. In it, we’ll look at setting up your accounts and pages, how to use them, how (and what) to post and we’ll look at ideas and best practice.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

Twitter

Tue 25 Feb, 2-4pm, Church House- BOOK NOW!

Wed 9 Sep, 7-9pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor- BOOK NOW!

How does Twitter work? How can you use it as a church? This workshop is an introduction to this popular Social media platform to get you up and running.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

Dealing with the Media

Wed 18 Mar, 7-9pm, Friendship House, All Saints, Kirk Hallam- BOOK NOW!

Tue 2 Jun, 10am-12pm, Becket Room, Chapel-en-le-Frith- BOOK NOW!

If contact from a newspaper or radio or TV station fills you with dread, it shouldn’t!

The media can be a wonderful conduit between you and your audience and in this workshop, we’ll look at how to work with journalists, as well as press releases and crisis management.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

Facebook

Tue 21 Apr, 10am-12pm, All Saints, Marlpool- BOOK NOW!

Mon 12 Oct, 7-9pm, St Oswald's Church Centre, Ashbourne- BOOK NOW!

Facebook is a great way to engage with those who are already engaged with the Church and to reach out beyond them. This workshop is for those who are just getting started with Facebook and want to make their church’s page work and grow.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

 Instagram

Thu 14 May, 2-4pm, Church House- BOOK NOW!

Thu 26 Nov, 10am-12pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor- BOOK NOW!

Instagram is a social media platform that is particularly popular with younger people but also reaches many who are on the verge of becoming engaged with the Church. The platform is very much image-centric. This workshop will get you up and running on Instagram and a basic understanding of the main features.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

 Social Media- Getting More Advanced

Tue 9 Jun, 10am-12:30pm, Church Centre, Eyam- BOOK NOW!

Thu 17 Sep, 10am-12:30pm, Church House- BOOK NOW!

To come on this workshop, you need to have a reasonable basic understanding of social media and already using it. If you’ve been on our beginner’s course, that’s fine!

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

 

Other categories: Mission, Evangelism & Discipleship | Spirituality & Prayer | Community | Communication | Vocations | Churchwarden & Officer Training | Children's & Youth Work | Education | Good to Go | How to Book | All courses by date

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Poster

These posters can be used to promote upcoming trainings in your church / parish / deanery.
Two posters are available in word format - one with a grid to complete with your trainings and the other blank for freetext. 
We kindly ask that you refrain from amending the header and footers in the word documents.

A4 Word Poster (with grid)

A4 Word Poster (no grid - freetext)

A4 PDF Poster (header and footer only)

 

Images

Promotional images for use with Parish magazines, screens, PowerPoint etc 

Promotional image in PNG format 

Promotional Image in JPEG format

Other categories: Mission, Evangelism & Discipleship | Spirituality & Prayer | Community | Stewardship | Leadership & Management | Vocations | Churchwarden & Officer Training | Children's & Youth Work | Education | Good to Go | How to Book 


Stewardship

All dates for this course in 2019 are now complete. Please contact training@derby.anglican.org for more information.

Stewardship is a way of life in which we recognise that we are stewards of all that God has given us; and that includes our time, our talents, our possessions and our money. Underlying all mission is the need to resource new initiatives, not only with the necessary personnel but also by providing adequate financial support. This course will look at the stewardship of time, talents and money.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

 

Treasurer Training

All dates for this course in 2019 are now complete. Please contact training@derby.anglican.org for more information.Whether you are new to the role or have been in post for many years, you will find something in the course to benefit you.

The course, which is primarily aimed at PCCs with incomes below £250,000, will include basic bookkeeping, fund accounting, year-end routines, budgets and the charitable status of PCCs.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

 

 

Other categories: Mission, Evangelism & Discipleship | Spirituality & Prayer | Community | Stewardship | Leadership & Management | Vocations | Churchwarden & Officer Training | Children's & Youth Work | Education | Good to Go | How to Book

 
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>> Download the full Learning in Faith brochure [PDF]

Other categories: Mission, Evangelism & Discipleship | Spirituality & Prayer | Community | Communication | Vocations | Churchwarden & Officer Training | Children's & Youth Work | Good to Go | How to Book | All courses by date


Eco Church

Dates and venues (1 session in each Archdeaconry) tbc

What is the A Rocha Eco Church scheme? Why is it used in the Diocese of Derby?

Contacts, resources and potential networks to encourage and help you on yourjourney as an Eco Church, with illustrations and examples from colleagues in the County.

The sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

  

Community Engagement - People & Buildings

Tue 24 Mar 10am -3pm, St Barnabas, Derby  -BOOK NOW

Sat 02 May 10am -3pm, Central Methodist Church, Chesterfield - BOOK NOW

The course offers the opportunity to examine your idea or initiative with your colleagues in a workshop setting using tools and tutorial to inject impetus into your planning. Expect an interactive process that requires engagement as a group and the offer of bespoke support after the course using the networks and experience of the session leaders and their colleagues.

These sessions are aimed at groups of:

• 3+ people per parish (lay or ordained leaders or PCC members) or,

• At least 4 people per Deanery/ Team/ Benefice (lay/ordained) where you are looking at engagement initiatives that are wider than a parish, or have potential to become deanery wide.

Concepts, tools and techniques with specific examples to develop your process of community engagement. Including exploring the benefits of social media, partnership opportunities and maximising your regular calendar of events.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

New for 2020: Show Me the Money: Keys to Successful Grant Applications

Wed 12 Feb 10am -12pm, Church House, Derby - BOOK NOW

Mon 08 Jun 7pm -9pm, St Thomas, Brampton - BOOK NOW

Matching your cause to their goals is at the very heart of getting grant making bodies to splash the cash, and so a successful grant application begins way before you start looking for the money. Here are some of the crucial questions to ask yourself along the way and this session will begin to unpack them.

• What’s your vision and what do you actually need?

• Who are your stakeholders and how are they involved?

• Does your project deliver the outcomes you want?

• Where’s the rest of the finance coming from?

• Can you sustain the project after the funding period?

 

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

  


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Urban Spirituality

Tue 11 Feb 2020, 7:30-9:30pm, St Thomas, Derby- BOOK NOW!

Do Christians need to retreat to the country to find God? This is an opportunity to explore living out your Christian faith in a city environment. Rev Simon Cartwright and members of St Thomas’ Community will help us reflect on our faith and urban living by sharing with us the journey God is calling them on to re-imagine what it means to be an intentional Christian community committed to serving the inner city. The evening will focus on five themes of: journeying with others, creating a place of prayer, contextual liturgy, welcoming the marginalised and the Eucharist as a place of hospitality. This session is open to all but of particular interest to those in an urban setting, and booking is essential.

Leading Intercessions

Thu 12 Mar 2020, 10am-12pm, St Peter, Hartshorne- BOOK NOW!

Wed 14 Oct 2020, 7pm-9pm, St John, Tibshelf- BOOK NOW!

A short, practical session on how to plan and write intercessions, covering what to include, what to avoid and how to deliver them. The session will include the opportunity to write some intercessions together.

Mental Health & Prayer

Sat 28 Mar 2020, 9:30am-3:30pm, St Thomas, Brampton- BOOK NOW!

Our mental health impacts upon our relationship with God, our spirituality and the ways in which we pray or struggle to pray. Prof Chris Cook from Durham University’s Department of Theology, Health & Spirituality will help us explore how to pray in the light of our changing mental health and guide us in considering how we faithfully and effectively accompany other people on their spiritual journey taking into account their mental health needs, issues and conditions. This day is open to all but is especially relevant for clergy, readers, spiritual directors and pastoral team members. Booking is essential.

Places of Enchantment

Thu 23 Apr, 1:30-4:30pm, St John, Cressbrook- BOOK NOW!

A time of quiet reflection and prayer exploring the world around us led by Archdeacon Carol Coslett. This session is open to all, but booking is essential.

Introduction to Church, Spirituality & Dementia

Wed 29 Apr, 7:30-9:30pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor- BOOK NOW!

Mon 14 Sep, 10am-12pm, the Church on Oakwood- BOOK NOW!

A short presentation outlining some basic facts about dementia; how to make your church more dementia-friendly and some hints and tips when carrying out a pastoral visit.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

How to Plan a Quiet Day

Thu 30 Apr, 2:30-4:30pm, St Peter, Fairfield- BOOK NOW!

This session will be a sharing and learning time and will cover two areas:

• We will explore the need today for taking time out from everyday life and how taking it can encourage us on our Christian journey

• We shall consider what sort of venues work well, where we can find them around where we live and what sort of programme for the time works well. We will also provide a list of books and resources that could be used. This session is open to all, but booking is essential.

Spirituality in a Digital Age

Sat 13 Jun, 9:30am-3:30pm, St John, Walton- BOOK NOW!

The day begins with an introduction to the digital revolution and then we split up into groups for workshops. There are four choices and three sessions- digital evangelism, Bible and the digital, prayer and the digital, creativity and the digital. Rev Dr Pete Phillips from Durham University’s Centre for Digital Theology will be our main speaker. This course is open to all, but booking is essential.

Growing in God's Life

Thu 15 Oct 9:30am-3:30pm, St Thomas, Brampton- BOOK NOW!

Drawing on biblical imagery of growth within the natural world, this day with author Chris Chapman will explore four recurring movements within spiritual development:

• Becoming rooted and grounded in God

• Emerging into being in response to God’s invitation

• Struggling towards abundance through resistance

• Bearing fruit and being willing to fall

These are four movements, not stages. They are seasons that meet us afresh within a lifetime of growing, stirring us once more into abundant life. Jesus, the teller of parables, invites us to hold the mystery of creation in mind and heart, like seed in the hand of the sower. ‘Look,’ he says. ‘See what happens if you are grounded in God’s good soil. Behold the wonder of who you are and what you might become.’

This day is for all wanting to understand the movements of the Spirit in their own lives and those involved in accompanying others.

Booking is essential.

Write it Down- Getting Started on Your Writing Journey

2020 dates TBC

So many of us have something that we want to 'get down on paper.' You may have an idea for a book, a short story or an article, Or would you like to write down your life story or some family stories for the next generation? Your interests may be to write poetry or prayers.  Maybe you enjoy keeping a journal for your own satisfaction or want to start an online blog.  How about the art of letter writing?  In this one-day course, we'll explore many ideas on how to get started on your writing journey and explore the different genres and reasons for writing which short exercises, discussions, suggested reading and lots of takeaways to get you started.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

Mind Mapping Your Spiritual Journey

2020 date TBC

Have you ever considered your spiritual journey to date? Do you keep or want to start a spiritual journal? 

Then why not come and learn how to mind map, a new skill that you can apply effectively in many areas of your spiritual life. 

Mind mapping is a technique that combines words, pictures, symbols and colour to capture information in a radial format.  The programme will teach you the basic technique and give you the tools to produce a mind map of your spiritual journey to date as well as some reflective time to consider that journey.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

 


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Come & See: Creating a Culture of Invitation in Your Church

Sat 7 Nov 2020 10am-1pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor- BOOK NOW!

Thu 12 Nov 2020 10am-1pm, Church House- BOOK NOW!

Jesus invited Andrew to ‘come and see,’ and Andrew, in turn, invited his brother Simon.Philip invited Nathaniel to ‘come and see’ Jesus. Our churches may have heartfelt worship, wonderful teaching and amazing programmes, but without that simple invitation, no one will ever experience them.  This workshop will help churches develop a culture of invitation that is key to all they do.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

Occasional Offices & Mission: Funerals

Tue 3 Nov 2020, 10am-12pm, St John, Tibshelf- BOOK NOW!

Mon 16 Nov 2020, 7pm-9pm, Church House- BOOK NOW!

In 2017, the Church of England conducted 132,000 church-led funerals. It is a wonderful privilege to draw alongside families at such a diffcult time, offering light and hope in Jesus Christ. Based on excellent research and thinking by the Life Events team of the Archbishops’ Council, this workshop helps churches to consider how they can be more effective in their funeral ministry, helping them to love and care for those who are bereaved.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

Fresh Expressions 1: Getting Started with Fresh Expressions

Wed 22 Apr, 7pm-9pm, Saints Centre, Chesterfield- BOOK NOW!
Wed 6 May, 1pm-4pm, Church House- BOOK NOW!

Starting a fresh expression can seem complicated and diffcult for many churches- and yet, it need not be. This workshop gives some practical advice and ideas about how to get started with fresh expressions, without assuming any previous knowledge or experience. It introduces the idea of fresh expressions, explores why we should consider using them and leads people in some simple steps to start their fresh expressions journey.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

Everybody Welcome: Welcoming and Integrating Newcomers into the Church

Wed 5 Feb, 7pm-9pm, St Peter, Littleover- BOOK NOW!
Tue 11 Feb, 10am-12pm, Church Centre, Eyam- BOOK NOW!

Almost every church will tell you that they are welcoming-and yet, typically only around 10% of people who try a church will join. Bob Jackson writes, ‘True welcome is about active encouragement into the heart of the community of the church, and its job is not done until someone is completely at home, a valued, contributing member of the Body of Christ.’

This workshop looks at various aspects of a church’s welcome and introduces tools to help churches become truly welcoming.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

Flourishing Church: Seeking Health & Growth in Your Church

Tue 3 Mar, 10am-12pm, St Thomas, Derby- BOOK NOW!
Tue 17 Mar, 7pm-9pm, St Oswald's Church Centre, Ashbourne- BOOK NOW!

We long for our churches to flourish and grow- but how do we enable that to happen as church leaders? This workshop is designed for small groups of both lay and ordained leaders in a church to attend together and, by looking at the purpose and character God calls his church to have and introducing further tools and resources, helps them to consider how they can lead their churches into health and growth.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential. 

Sharing the Good News: Effective Evangelism for the Local Church

Sat 25 Apr, 10am-1pm, the Church on Oakwood- BOOK NOW!

Thu 30 Apr, 10am-1pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor- BOOK NOW!

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved,’ but Paul reminds us that in order for someone to respond to the Good News, the church must proclaim it to them (Rom 10 : 13-15 ).

This is evangelism, and it is at the heart of our calling as the church. But how can we do that effectively, sensitively and appropriately in our culture today? This workshop helps small groups of lay and ordained church leaders together to answer that question.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.

Talking Faith for Ordinary People

Thu 4 Jun, 10am-1pm, St Peter, Hartshorne-BOOK NOW!
Sat 3 Oct, 10am-1pm, St Helen, Darley Dale- BOOK NOW!

The Bible tells us, ‘Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.’ Yet, sharing our faith story with those outside the church can be a daunting prospect.

This workshop is designed to remove the fear from sharing our faith story and give some practical thoughts and ideas of how we can do so more effectively.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential.  

Fresh Expressions 2: Growing Disciples in Fresh Expressions

Tue 23 Jun, 7pm-9pm, Emmanuel, Swadlincote-BOOK NOW!
Tue 30 Jun, 7pm-9pm, Ashford War Memorial Hall, Ashford in the Water- BOOK NOW!

This workshop is designed for those churches that already have a fresh expression but want to move to the next stage with it. The workshop focuses on two particular areas; making and growing disciples within your fresh expression and growing your fresh expression by replicating it. Although it follows on from ‘Fresh Expressions 1,’ the workshop doesn’t assume that you have attended this frst.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential. 

Occasional Offices & Mission: Baptisms

Tue 8 Sep, 10am-12pm, Saint Augustine, Derby- BOOK NOW!
Thu 24 Sep, 7pm-9pm, St Thomas, Brampton- BOOK NOW!

In 2017 the Church of England baptised 92,000 children under the age of 12. That presents a huge mission opportunity- but are we making the most of it? Based on excellent research and thinking by the Life Events team of the Archbishops’ Council, this workshop helps churches to consider how they can be more effective in welcoming baptism families, giving them a wonderful experience and inviting them to explore their own journey of faith.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential. 

Occasional Offices & Mission: Weddings

Tue 5 May, 10am-12pm, St John, Tibshelf- BOOK NOW!
Thu 14 May, 7pm-9pm, Becket Room, Chapel-en-le-Frith- BOOK NOW!

In 2017, the Church of England conducted 38,000 weddings. That presents a huge missional opportunitybut are we making the most of it? Based on excellent research and thinking by the Life Events team of the Archbishops’ Council, this workshop helps churches to consider how they can be more effective in welcoming
couples for marriage, giving them a wonderful experience and inviting them to explore their journey of faith together.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential. 

Being a More Inclusive Church

2020 dates TBC

‘Drawing the circle wider... and wider’- this workshop will explore why the principles of inclusion are central to the mission of the church.

Inclusion is actually a very simple concept of enthusing all that we do with a deep desire to bring all into the love of Christ and speak the word of God afresh to our generation.

We will look at how relatively small changes can help the local church engage in radical hospitality and radically refocus mission for growth.

This is a practical workshop for those interested in exploring issues of inclusion in areas like disability, addiction, mental health, gender, age, sexuality and poverty; it will also introduce the work of the educational charity Inclusive Church.

Together we’ll try to discern the difference between being a welcoming church and being an inclusive church and why that is important.

These sessions are open to all but spaces are limited, so booking is essential.

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When a course is open for online booking, a 'BOOK NOW' link will appear next to the event's date, which will take you to the Eventbrite booking page for that course. 

Alternatively, email training@derby.anglican.org or call 01332 388687.

Unless otherwise indicated, sessions are free of charge.


 

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