An event for church leaders (lay & ordained) to learn about a theological literacy course which has grown out of a Circuit.
On the day you will;
* Receive a starter teaching package
* Increase in confidence to teach theology
* Be enabled to help adults learn
* Be encouraged to stay in touch and share your stories and resources.
Tuesday 6 March in Warrington or Tuesday 13 March in Lancaster
11:00am to 3:00pm
The Methodist church has always placed great emphasis on faith development; enabling people to discover a God who is real to them. Methodism's distinctive gift has been its emphasis on spiritual, intellectual and social growth. The importance of living a distinctive life committed to God, seeking to make a difference with the people we meet remains important.
In seeking to serve the present age, we cannot rely solely on what we have known or understood in the past. In order to meet the challenges of the present it is necessary that we equip people to think critically about faith and God, helping individuals and churches to better connect with and serve those around them. We are hoping to bring together a group of people who are committed to the learning and development of others.
The day is led by Simon Sutcliffe and Anthony Reddie. Simon is a published theologian and he teaches our student Ministers at Queens Foundation and he has started to teach some of that content, at that level to others in Circuit. "Why has no one taught me this before?" asked Glynis and she echoed the thoughts of the rest of the group. Anthony Reddie is a member of the DMLN and published theologian as well as a teacher and story teller.
This day will take you through the process Simon has used and to share with you some materials to kick-start an ordinary theology group in your context.
Who the day is for: people lay and ordained who have a theological education (formal or informal) and would like to facilitate sessions in your own context for others. So maybe you are a local preacher, or an ordained Minister, or a lay person who reads lots of theology books and watches lots of theology YouTubers. If so this day could be for you.
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