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Learning for Ministry and Mission

Muddy Church Research at St Andrew’s, Rugby

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

You’ve heard of Messy Church, but what about Muddy Church?  Trust funding has enabled the second phase development and trialling of a new outdoor approach to church for children and families. In September 2018 Wendy Coleman (Children and Families Minister)…

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Creating an Eco-Theological Educators’ Network

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

In early 2020 the John Ray Initiative, an educational charity bringing together scientific and theological understandings of the environment, secured funding from St Peter’s Saltley Trust for a WM-based consultation around the devleopment of a network of eco-theological educators in…

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Chaplaincy in Further Education – 5 New Short Films from WMCFEC!

By All Faith and Further Education Projects, Blog, Churches and Community Engagement, Learning for Ministry and Mission, Spiritual Development in Schools and Colleges, Supporting Further Education Chaplaincy, Video

How might chaplaincy contribute to the lives of students and staff in a Further Education college?  How could you be involved?  Five short films commissioned by West Midlands Churches’ FE Council, and filmed in three local colleges, give you a…

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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 & Evaluation255 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 Mission1,129 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 & Evaluation24 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 Mission1,196 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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