Explore your Christian calling key dates

Our diocese offers a selection of different training for ministry.

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Ministry Dates and topics Host
Taster sessions - Faith Empowered

Tuesday 14 September 6.00pm
Wednesday 15 September 10.00am

Faith Empowered is a course from Church Army to equip you to lead your local church in mission and evangelism.  Over 10 sessions the content covers building relationships, listening to your context, enabling others and so much more.  The training will run mainly on Zoom with a few of the sessions being in person, at a church in Bury St Edmunds.  We will be running this in the autumn, starting in October 2021.

If you think this might be you, please sign up for a Taster Sessions here

The Revd Phil Dykes
Empowered Evangelists

A one-year course exploring this ministry, run in conjunction with Church Army.

5 October 2021 | Meet and Eat | Christchurch Moreton Hall, All Saints or Southgate Community Centre

2 November 2021 | Sowing Seeds

7 December 2021 | Contextual Listening

4 January 2022 |  Being Church

5 February 2022 | Reflecting Well - Quiet Day at Assington Hall 

22 February 2022 | Mission Planning 

March 2022 | Safeguarding Training: Basic Awareness/Foundations

22 March 2022 | Enabling Others

April 2022 | Safeguarding Training: Leadership

26 April 2022 | Learning through Failure

13 – 15 May 2022 | Mission Weekend – Brandon 

Further details and booking please email Phil Dykes

The Revd Phil Dykes
Connect This course covers aspects of Children’s and Family Ministry by exploring child development, spirituality and formation, new approaches to Family Ministry and by expanding personal skills to enable participants to be visionary Family Ministry leaders within the parish and across the Diocese.  New course starts in September 2021 Hilary Wordsworth-Sewell

Lightwave Launchpad 

Friday 10 to Sunday 12 September
Vauxhall Christian Trust, CO7 6QQ (between Ipswich and Colchester)

More information here.

Archdeacon Sally Gaze
2021 Study Day for LLMs & Readers

Saturday 25 September 10.00am – 4.30pm
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

Please book on Eventbrite.  

Being Anglican

Wednesdays 8, 15, 22 and 29 September, 6 and 13 (or 20, tbc) October 2021.

Earl Stonham Village Hall, IP14 5HJ.  For all information please email Ruth Dennigan.

Ruth Dennigan
Enhancing Pastoral Ministry

Tuesdays 14 and 28 September, 5 and 12 October, 2, 9 and 23 November 2021.

Earl Stonham Village Hall, IP14 5HJ.  For all information please email Ruth Dennigan.

Ruth Dennigan

MSM-Flexi Facilitator Training

Two opportunities for training and preparation to equip you to facilitate an MSM-flexi group:

Either 15 September 2021 7.30pm– 9.00pm Click here to book.

Or 23 September 2021 – 7.30pm – 9.00pm  Clikc here to book.

Archdeacon Sally Gaze
Lightwave small group leader training

The course covers:

  • Loving God and loving people at the heart of your group
  • Discerning vision and call
  • Skills for facilitating a healthy group meeting
  • Developing gifts within the group
  • Making and growing new disciples

4, 11 and 18 October 2021  Click here to book

Archdeacon Sally Gaze
World Mission Conference 30 October 2021 The Revd Richard Stainer
Enhancing Worship

Wednesdays 3, 10, 17 and 24 November, 1 and 8 December 2021.

Earl Stonham Village Hall, IP14 5HJ. For all information please email Ruth Dennigan.

Ruth Dennigan
MSM-Flexi Saturday forums

13 November 2021 | Mission in a time of Reconstruction Click here to book

29 January 2022 | Discipleship in a time of Reconstruction Click here to book

7 May 2022 | Community Engagement in a time of Reconstruction

Archdeacon Sally Gaze
Eastern Region Clergy Pre-retirement Conference 2021

Tuesday 16 November 2021 10.00am – Thursday 18 November 2021 2.00pm
Pleshey House of Retreat, Chelmsford, CM3 1HA

To book click here.

Dave Gardner

Lay Ministries Service 2022 

16 January 2022 Dave Gardner


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