Learning And Training
Learning and Training.
Learning and Training is very important in the Diocese of Wakefield. We believe that all Christians are on a journey. On that journey God equips us to be disciples. Energy for the journey is vital. Without resources travellers become discouraged and tired. All our provision for learning and training is offered through our Pathways programme.
Learning without Courses - some ideas - updated January 2012
Lent 2013 is an exciting new course for Lent 2013 focusing on the life of Christ with materials for groups, individuals, children and young people with links to art and music in Wakefield Diocese. Training evenings support this event. Click here to find out more.
Discipleship Resources on finding, growing, sharing and living faith - New out - November 2010.
Deanery Training Initiatives
We are now resourcing deaneries to work together to provide training opportunities.
We have already had a very successful ‘Year of Training’ with one deanery and others are beginning to plan for training events, days and short courses.
Watch this space for more information.
School of Ministry
- Training for God's people: authorised ministries and ongoing discipleship.
- School of Ministry explanatory leaflet - November 2010
- School of Ministry outline – introductory PowerPoint presentation June 2011.
More detailed information about Diocesan training and learning can be found on the right hand side bar of this page and by clicking on the following links:
- Bishop’s Certificate in Pastoral Ministry
- Continuing Education for Clergy and Readers
- Children and Youth
- Wakefield Ministry Consultancy
- Resource Centres
For more information about Training and Learning contact:
Director of Training
Canon John Lawson
Working together regionally and nationally is very important to us. Some courses are offered in this way:
CLAY - Christians Learning across Yorkshire with latest brochure of events.
Pathways - Access for all
Pathways is working towards providing something for everyone and caters for a range of interests and experiences. If you are just interested, qualified in some way or have no formal qualifications there will be a path for you on which to learn more about faith, discipleship and serving God today.
Journeying with others
As Christians, much of our journeying is done in company with others. Pathways demonstrates that individual learning and learning ‘in community’ need not be incompatible. You will find events for you to attend on your own or as a group. There will also be the opportunity to request something to be provided for your church, group of churches or locality.
What is a Pathway?
A Pathway is a clearly defined route, generally travelled over a longer period of time. It is hoped that some will want to travel along a path to become more equipped at working with children and young people, sharing faith or understanding more about faith in today’s world – to name but a few topics.
Shorter steps are also provided. These are a vital part of any journey. One-session events, day conferences or shorter courses are an integral part of the journey. They may form a longer pathway or they may be just a few steps along the way. We are committed to helping you wherever you find yourself.