The Diocesan Mission & Ministry team is 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.

To support what happens in our parish churches, the Diocese has recently adopted a new multi-tier approach to coaching.

Tier one learning [this programme] offers a broad and varied series of stand-alone or short-course opportunities that are suitable for anyone to come along and enjoy.

Whether it’s because you already have an interest in a particular area and want a ‘refresher’ or would like to gain some ‘new ideas’, or if you’re just interested to see what’s being said, then these sessions are for you.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

 

 

 

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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.

 


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Social Media & Churches - Spring 2019

Discerners’ Quiet Day - Spring 2019

Mind Mapping Your Spiritual Journey - Spring / Summer 2019

Making the Most of Small Groups - Summer 2019

Leading a Quiet Day - Summer 2019

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

Mon 11 Feb 9.15am-12.15pm or 1.15-4.15pm, Chatsworth - [ended]

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

Tue 26 Feb 9.30am-12.30pm, Eyam Parish Centre[ended]
Wed 27 Feb 9.30am-12.30pm, Church House[ended]

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

Primary School Retreat Days - Training Day for potential tutors at Eyam Church Centre on Tuesday, 12 March 2019: 10:00-15:30 (coffee from 09:30) - [ended]

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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‘Experience’ Christian Festivals: Churches Inviting Schools In

No longer taking bookings for this session. If you have further interest, please email Sarah Brown - sarah.brown@derby.anglican.org.

 

Messy Church for Leaders

Tue 19 Feb 10am-1pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor - [ended]
Tue 12 Mar 6.15pm-9pm, All Saints, Breadsall - [ended]

A chance to meet together as Messy Church Leaders to explore:
Messy Men – where are they?
Messy Communion – how should this be done?
Messy Science – demonstrations and ideas to take away.

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

 

Diddy Disciples

09 Apr 9.15am-12.15pm, St Mark, Brampton - BOOK NOW!
07 May 9.15am-12.15pm, St Paul, Chester Green - 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.

 

All Age Worship

Wed 15 May 10am-12pm, Beckett Room, Chapel en le Frith - BOOK NOW!
Tue 21 May 1pm-3pm, St Paul, Chester Green - BOOK NOW!

Is your All Age Worship a joyful celebration with all ages taking part? Or does this seem like an impossible dream? A chance to return to first principles and plan for your own church situation with plenty of ideas, resources and support.

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

 

Into Your School: Supporting Schools with Faith Activities

Mon 03 Jun 7pm-8.30pm, Derby Church House - BOOK NOW!
Tue 11 Jun 7pm-8.30pm, Ashford War Memorial Hall, Ashford in the Water - BOOK NOW!

Showing love and sharing the Gospel message. What could you say and offer to show love to your local school? Looking at a range of opportunities from prayer corners to running a Christian club. We will discuss Primary and Secondary schools.

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

 

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

Wed 20 Feb 10am-12pm, - [ended]
Thu 11 Jul 7pm-9pm, Derby Church House - 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

Thu 14 Mar 7pm-9pm, Derby Church House - [ended]
Tue 24 Sep 7pm-9pm, St John, Newbold - 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

Wed 27 Mar 7pm-8.30pm, All Saints, Mickleover - [session cancelled. please contact us for more info]
Thu 20 Jun 7pm-8.30pm, St John Institute, Tideswell - 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

Mon 10 Jun, 7pm - 9pm, Derby Church House - BOOK NOW!
Thu 17 Oct, 7pm - 9pm, St Oswald, Ashbourne - BOOK NOW!

Are you...

  • looking for new ways for your church to engage with your local SecondarySchools?
  • hoping to help offer more than Assemblies and Christian Unions?

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.

 

First Aid for Children’s & Youth Leaders

Thu 04 Jul 7pm-9pm, Derby Church House - BOOK NOW!
Tue 26 Nov 7pm-9pm, Saints Parish Centre, Chesterfield - BOOK NOW!

This certificated course will cover the essential elements of what to do whilst waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

It will cover the aims of First Aid, what to put in a First Aid kit, how to deal with an unconscious person, resuscitation, treating burns and bleeding, and what to do if a child suffers from asthma, epilepsy or diabetes.

On satisfactory completion of the course, an Emergency Life Support Certificate will be presented. This is valid for three years.

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

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Introduction to Churchwarden Role & Responsibilities

Thu 09 May 7pm-9pm, Emmanuel, Swadlincote - BOOK NOW!
Tue 04 Jun 7pm-9pm, St Oswald, Ashbourne - BOOK NOW!
Thu 06 Jun 7pm-9pm, St Helen, Etwall - BOOK NOW!
Mon 16 Sep 7pm-9pm, St Peter, Chellaston - BOOK NOW!
Thu 19 Sep 7pm-9pm, St John, Newbold - BOOK NOW!

Exploring the PCC’s purpose and giving an overview of key relationships, areas of responsibility and good practice and a guide to the resources available to help.

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

 

Church Buildings

Tue 09 Jul 7pm-9pm, St Mark, Winshill - BOOK NOW!
Mon 15 Jul 7pm-9pm, St Oswald, Ashbourne - BOOK NOW!
Mon 07 Oct 7pm-9pm, St Helen, Etwall - BOOK NOW!
Mon 04 Nov 7pm-9pm, St Andrew, Swanwick - BOOK NOW!
Mon 18 Nov 7pm-9m, St John, Newbold - BOOK NOW!
Mon 25 Nov 7pm-9pm, St Peter, Chellaston - 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.

 

Leading Worship at Short Notice

Mon 01 Jul 7pm-9pm, St Andrew, Swanwick - BOOK NOW!
Wed 11 Sep 7pm-9pm, All Saints, Hatton - BOOK NOW!
Thu 26 Sep 7pm-9pm, St Oswald, Ashbourne - BOOK NOW!
Wed 09 Oct 7pm-9pm, Honner Room, Melbourne - BOOK NOW!
Mon 21 Oct 7pm-9pm, St Peter, Chellaston - 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 Worship at Short Notice

05 Oct 10am-3pm, St John Institute, Tideswell - 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 & Churchyards

Mon 25 Mar 7pm-9pm, All Saints, Kirk Hallam [ended]
Tue 25 Jun 7pm-9pm, St Helen, Darley Dale - BOOK NOW!

Learn about the importance of keeping accurate registers and your legal obligations relating to them; how to correct errors and how to deal with some unusual situations. The churchyard section will cover the Churchyard Regulations; burials and cremations; headstones; health and safety; the closure of churchyards and maintenance by the Local Authority.

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

 

Health & Safety for Churches

Tue 18 Jun 10am-1pm St Oswald, Ashbourne - BOOK NOW!
Tue 18 Jun 6pm-9pm, Derby Church House - BOOK NOW!

These sessions on health and safety and risk assessment for churchwardens and parish officers will be led by Kevin Thomas and Huw Andrews from Ecclesiastical Insurance. The sessions will enable parishes to assess their health and safety needs, and by the end of the training the aim is that all participants will be able to confidently create and maintain risk assessments for all aspects of church life.

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

 


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Vocations Exploration Days

Sat 09 Mar 10am-3pm, St Alkmund’s, Duffield - [ended]
Sat 18 May 10am-3pm, St John Institute, Tideswell - BOOK NOW!
Sat 15 Jun 10am-3pm, Stonebroom Methodist Church - BOOK NOW!
Sat 14 Sep 10am-3pm, All Saints, Marlpool - BOOK NOW!
Sat 28 Sep 10am-3pm, St Mark, Brampton - BOOK NOW!
Sat 02 Nov 10am-3pm, St John, Newhall - BOOK NOW!
Sat 23 Nov 10am-3pm, St Michael and All Angels, Alvaston - 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

Mon 18 Mar 7pm-9pm, St Oswald, Ashbourne - [ended]
Mon 08 Apr 7pm-9pm, Saints Parish Centre, Chesterfield - [session cancelled. please contact us for more info]
Wed 01 May 7pm-9pm, St John, Tibshelf - BOOK NOW!
Mon 10 Jun 7pm-9pm, Hartington Village Hall - BOOK NOW!
Wed 16 Oct 7pm-9pm, All Saints, Mickleover - 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.

 

Making the Most of Vocations Sunday

Tue 26 Mar 7pm-9pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor - [session cancelled. please contact us for more info]
Thu 28 Mar 7pm-9pm, Derby Church House - [session cancelled. please contact us for more info]

Vocations Sunday is 12th May 2019. How might your church use the opportunity to encourage all congregation members to consider how God is calling them?

Whether people are being called to ordained or licensed ministry in the church, a church role or responsibility, or more widely how they live out their faith in their daily lives (at work, school, home...), a word of encouragement and a challenge to focus on God’s calling could make a vital difference in the paths people take.

This session will share resources that can be used in your services and explore ways of making vocational connections with everyone in your church.

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

 

Chaplaincy Training Days

Mon 04 Feb 09.30am-3pm, Willersley Castle - [ended]
Mon 17 Jun 09.30am-3pm, Willersley Castle

To book, contact Rev Paul Morris - paul@stpetersderby.org.uk.

Regular programme of training for Chaplains.

In February, Eunice Attwood, Diaconal Oversight Tutor and Tutor in Pastoral Theology at Queens College Birmingham, will explore Vulnerability in Ministry. In June, Andrea Russell, Anglican Tutor, Tutor for Anglican Admissions, Director of Studies (Postgraduate Programmes) at Queens College Birmingham, will look at How Doctrine and Beliefs Impact Our Ministry.

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

 

 


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Entrepreneurship in the Church

Mon 18 Feb 7pm-9pm, St Thomas, Brampton - [ended]
Mon 25 Feb 7pm-9pm, St Peter’s in the City, Derby - [ended]

Funding the mission and ministry of the local church is a challenge for most, but what would it be like if mission could pay for itself! As it becomes increasingly difficult to fund the costs of parish ministry from congregational stewardship alone, new ways of generating revenue need to be found. The church has a rich history of funding its activities through entrepreneurial activity which actually drives mission and community connection … a win-win! This course would be suitable for those wishing to explore the practical and theological principles that underpin entrepreneurship in the local church and would benefit clergy, treasurers, church council members and budding entrepreneurs alike.

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

 

Positive Promotion

Mon 18 Mar 7pm-9pm, St Thomas, Brampton - [ended]
Wed 20 Mar 7pm-9pm, St Francis, Mackworth - [ended]

Ever meticulously planned a brilliant event or course only for a handful of folks to turn up? Ever wondered why people just don’t come to your church? This course will help you understand how to positively promote your event and parish in a way that will guarantee better engagement. Looking at some basic principles of marketing and promotion, participants will also learn how to release the secret to success!

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

 

Handling Tension Constructively: An Introduction to Living Well with Difference & Change

Sat 11 May 9.30am-4.30pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor - BOOK NOW!

Bridge Builders present this full-day programme examining patterns of tense behaviour and how we respond to tension. The day will focus on how we learn & unlearn constructive and destructive habits, examine ways of responding to difference and difficult relationships, explore constructive communication and think about change and getting beneath the surface of difference and tension.

This session is open to all but places are limited, so booking is essential.

Cost: £20 per person.

 

Leadership Symposium- Equipping Church Leaders for Mission in the 21st century 

Wed 15 May 10am-3pm, St Werburgh, Derby - BOOK NOW!

Engaging with Churchless Charlie - 

  • What happens when Christians drift away from Church? 
  • Can there be such a thing as a Churchless faith?
  • What can Church leaders do to engage those tempted to explore faith outside of the church?
  • Should the church 'shut the back door' or throw it open? 

International speaker, missiologist and author Steve Aisthorpe [The Invisible Church: Learning From the Experience of Churchless Christians] will lead a seminar day exploring issues around Churchless faith and the challenges and opportunities it presents to contemporary mission and evangelism.  

For clergy (counts as 4hrs CMD), licensed lay ministers and church leaders from all denominations.  Please bring your own packed lunch.

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

 


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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

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Stewardship

Mon 28 Jan 7pm-9pm, Church House - [ended]
Mon 18 Feb 7.15pm-9.15pm, Emmanuel, Swadlincote - [ended]
Sat 23 Feb 10am-12pm, Calver Village Hall, Calver - [ended]

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

Tue 07 May 7pm-9pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor - BOOK NOW!
Tue 14 May 7pm-9pm, Church House - BOOK NOW!
Wed 15 May 7pm-9pm, St Mark, Brampton - BOOK NOW!
Wed 05 Jun 7pm-9pm, St Peter, Hartshorne - BOOK NOW!
Sat 08 Jun 10am-12pm, Ashford War Memorial Hall, Ashford in the Water - BOOK NOW!
Tue 11 Jun 7pm - 9pm, All Saints, Ripley - BOOK NOW!
Wed 12 Jun 7pm-9pm, All Saints, Hatton - BOOK NOW!
Mon 17 Jun 7pm-9pm, St Oswald, Ashbourne - BOOK NOW!

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.

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Social Media for Beginners

Thu 02 May, 10.30am-3 pm, St John, Long Eaton - BOOK NOW!
Fri 10 May, 10.30am - 3pm, Emmanuel Church Hall, Swadlincote - BOOK NOW!
Wed 15 May, 10.30am-3 pm, St Barnabas Centre, Danesmoor - BOOK NOW!
Wed 12 June, 10.30am-3pm, St Lawrence Centre, Eyam - 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. 

More information

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

 

Community Engagement - People & Buildings

Wed 27 Feb 7pm-9pm, St Thomas, Derby - [ended]
Tue 02 Apr 7pm-9pm, Saints Parish Centre, Chesterfield - [ended]

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.

 

I’m Not a Project Manager - Get Me Out of Here!

Tue 12 Mar 10am-12pm, Church House - [session cancelled]
Tue 30 Apr 10am-12pm, St Helen, Darley Dale - BOOK NOW!

Does talk of Stakeholders, Gantt Charts and Milestones send you into a tail spin? Do you always wonder what the ‘R’ in the acronym SMART stands for? Do you have an irrational fear of post-it notes? There are many ways to approach a church project, but none of them should include panic!

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

 

Eco Church

Fri 15 Mar 10.30am-12.30pm, St Barnabas, Derby [ended]
Thu 09 May 10.30am-12.30pm, Saints Parish Centre, Chesterfield - BOOK NOW!

What is the Arocha Eco Church scheme? Why is it used in the Diocese of Derby?
Contacts, resources and potential networks to encourage and help you on your journey as an Eco Church, with illustrations and examples from colleagues in the county.

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

 


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Thy Kingdom Come: Praying for Mission

Mon 04 Feb 7pm-9pm, St Oswald, Ashbourne - [ended]
Wed 06 Feb 7pm-9pm, Emmanuel, Swadlincote - [ended]
Thu 07 Mar 7pm-9pm, St John, Newbold -[ended]
Thu 21 Mar 7pm-9pm, St Peter, Littleover - [ended]

Thy Kingdom Come is a movement of prayer, begun by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016. It calls people to a focused time of prayer between the festivals of Ascension and Pentecost (30 May to 9 June 2019), for people to hear and respond to the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Michael Harvey, founder and Director of the National Weekend of Invitation, will join us outlining how links can be made between Thy Kingdom Come and the National Weekend of Invitation as our prayerful evangelism permeates both.

These workshops are being held in partnership between the Nottingham and Derby District of the Methodist Church and Diocese of Derby within the Church of England. Attendees will have the opportunity hear first-hand from the national Thy Kingdom Come team about the wonderful work God has done and is doing through Thy Kingdom Come, how individuals, families and churches can get involved this year and the wide range of resources available to help.

These sessions are open to all, but booking is essential. They are similar to the Thy Kingdom Come launch events run by Derby Diocese in 2018.

 

Leading Intercessions

Thu 31 Jan 7pm-9pm, St Andrew, Swanwick - [ended]
Thu 28 Feb 7pm-9pm, St Francis, Mackworth - [ended]

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.

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

 

Lent Quiet Morning

Sat 02 Mar 9.30am-12.30pm, St Helen, Darley Dale -[ended]

A morning to pray and reflect together as Lent begins.

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

 

Prayer Course

Sat 09 Mar- Sat 06 Apr 09.30am-12.30pm, St Helen’s, Darley Dale - BOOK NOW!

Five-week course exploring different areas of prayer (e.g. prayer in the Bible and through history, the Lord’s Prayer, prayer as mission, contemplation, sacramental prayer, prayer with scripture, Lectio Divina, centering prayer, the Jesus Prayer, praying with creation). Each session will begin with a shared breakfast and end with a time of worship.

These sessions are open to all but booking is essential.

 

Leading a Quiet Day or Retreat

Thu 02 May, 7:30-9pm, St Oswald, Ashbourne - BOOK NOW!

Come along for a discussion with Bishop Jack Nicholls and Revd Richard Reade to talk about how to lead a quiet day or retreat for a small group, church or wider group of people.  There may then be an opportunity to arrange to join Bishop Jack or Richard when one of them leads a quiet day in the future.

Coffee served from 7pm for a 7.30 pm start.

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

 

Introduction to Church, Spirituality & Dementia

Thu 16 May 7.30pm-9pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor - BOOK NOW!
Thu 13 Jun 7pm-8.30pm, St Francis, Mackworth - 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.

 

Mind Mapping Your Spiritual Journey

Sat 13 Jul 10am-4pm, Ashford War Memorial Hall - BOOK NOW!
Thu 12 Sep 10am-4pm, Derby Church House - BOOK NOW!

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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Talking Faith for Ordinary People

Sat 9 Feb 10am-1pm, The Church on Oakwood [ended]
Sat 16 Feb 10am-1pm, St Helen, Darley Dale [ended]

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.

 

Everybody Welcome: Welcoming and Integrating Newcomers into the Church

Tue 12 Feb 7pm-9pm, Derby Church House [ended]
Wed 20 Feb 7pm-9pm, St Helen, Darley Dale [ended]

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

Wed 13 Mar 7pm-9pm, St Nicholas, Allestree - [ended]
Tue 19 Mar 7pm-9pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor - [ended]

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 06 Apr 10am-1pm, St John Institute, Tideswell - BOOK NOW!
Sat 13 Apr 10am-1pm, The Church on Oakwood - 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.

 

Fresh Expressions 1: Getting Started with Fresh Expressions

Mon 04 Mar 7pm-9pm, St Andrew, Swanwick - Session Cancelled
Thu 16 May 7pm-9pm, Holy Trinity, Mapperley - 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.

 

Fresh Expressions 2: Growing Disciples in Fresh Expressions

Mon 08 Jul 7pm-9pm, St Thomas, Brampton - BOOK NOW!
Mon 15 Jul 7pm-9pm, Holy Trinity, Mapperley - 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 Offces & Mission 1: Baptisms

Tue 17 Sep 7pm-9pm, St Barnabas, Danesmoor - BOOK NOW!
Wed 25 Sep 7pm-9pm, St Nicholas, Allestree - BOOK NOW!

In 2016 the Church of England baptised 112,000 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 Offces & Mission 2: Weddings

Wed 08 May 7pm-9pm, St Thomas, Derby - BOOK NOW!
Mon 20 May 7pm-9pm, St Oswald, Ashbourne - BOOK NOW!

In 2016, the Church of England conducted 43,000 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.

 

Occasional Offces & Mission 3: Funerals

Mon 04 Nov 7pm-9pm, St Oswald, Ashbourne - BOOK NOW!
Tue 19 Nov 7pm-9pm, Emmanuel, Swadlincote - BOOK NOW!

In 2016, the Church of England conducted 139,000 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.

 

Planting New Congregations

Sat 05 Oct 10am-4pm, All Saints, Marlpool - BOOK NOW!
Sat 19 Oct 10am-4pm, St Thomas, Brampton - BOOK NOW!

Throughout church history, one of the most effective ways for the church to grow has been through planting- creating new churches and congregations from existing ones. This day-long workshop helps churches to prayerfully consider, without assuming any knowledge or experience, their own way forward with God in this exciting way of growing His Kingdom.

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

 

Being a More Inclusive Church

Wed 22 May 7pm-9pm, Church House - BOOK NOW!
Wed 23 Oct 7pm-9pm St Helen, Darley Dale - BOOK NOW!

‘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.

 

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

Sat 02 Nov 10am-1pm, St Thomas, Derby - BOOK NOW!
Sat 23 Nov 10am-1pm, St Helen, Darley Dale - 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.

 

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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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