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Learning for Ministry and Mission

Christians in Practice

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Blog, Churches and Community Engagement, Developing Christian Discipleship, Learning for Ministry and Mission, Research & Evaluation

Christians in Practice explores how community activity and Christian learning feed each other.  Based on interviews and surveys with 30 Anglican churches in the Dioceses of Birmingham and Lichfield, the project sought to help congregations Understand better what drives the practical…

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Leadership in Multi-Church Ministry in Rural Areas

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Learning for Ministry and Mission, Research & Evaluation | 255 Comments

‘Effective multi-church ministry is the greatest challenge facing rural churches’ – so argues the Arthur Rank Centre, the rural church resource centre based in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. This Trust-funded project aims to research and compare models of leadership and identify training…

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The Christian Coach Toolbox

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Developing Christian Discipleship, Learning for Ministry and Mission | 1,129 Comments

Kingscompass Coaching, based in Henley-in-Arden, has been developing a model of ‘Christ-centred coaching’, the centrepiece of a ‘Christian Coach Toolbox’ course begun in 2014. Trust funding supported resource development and exploration of the interface between spiritual direction and faith-centred coaching….

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Birmingham Mission Apprentice Scheme

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Developing Christian Discipleship, Learning for Ministry and Mission, Research & Evaluation | 24 Comments

The Mission Apprentice Scheme is an innovative project of the Church of England Birmingham, developing lay leaders in highly urbanised areas and exploring/building upon the experience of growing churches there. The Trust supported the learning and evaluation programme. Revd Rhiannon…

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Biblical Learning with Text-Shy/Oral Cultures

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Developing Christian Discipleship, Learning for Ministry and Mission | 1,196 Comments

Can clergy in training be equipped to better facilitate Bible engagement within ‘traditional tabloid cultures’? This three year partnership project between the Christian charity Unlock, and the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham, seeks to address this challenge. A…

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Rural Life and Faith – Barriers to Learning and Training in Rural Churches

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Developing Christian Discipleship, Learning for Ministry and Mission, Research & Evaluation | 626 Comments

‘Rural Life and Faith’ was a major project of the Arthur Rank Centre to develop training and resources to support discipleship, ministry and mission in rural churches. Trust funding enabled initial research into barriers to learning and training. Case Study…

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Certificate in Faith Community Development – Chaplaincy Training

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, All Faith and Further Education Projects, Interfaith Understanding, Learning for Ministry and Mission, Research & Evaluation, Supporting Further Education Chaplaincy | 140 Comments

In 2009, St Peter’s Saltley Trust helped recruit participants to the pilot of a Certificate in Faith Community Development. A dozen Christian, Muslim and Sikh chaplains were recruited to the pilot course, devised by NIACE on behalf of DCLG. In…

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Extending Discipleship, Exploring Vocation (EDEV)

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Developing Christian Discipleship, Learning for Ministry and Mission | 1,207 Comments

The Methodist Church’s EDEV programme aimed to enable exploration of Christian discipleship and personal calling in ways that were locally-rooted, connected to the wider church but also open-ended. Trust funding supported evaluation of EDEV pilot programmes in the West Midlands….

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Researching Learning Needs – Birmingham Churches Together Training

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Developing Christian Discipleship, Learning for Ministry and Mission, Research & Evaluation | 1,158 Comments

In 2008 the Trust undertook research into the learning and training needs of inner urban churches for Birmingham Churches Together Training, involving interviews with local church leaders and denominational representatives. In 2008 St Peter’s Saltley Trust was commissioned by Birmingham…

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