Courses & Events
Courses and Events for All
The Department of Discipleship and Ministry run three annual programmes to provide resources, advice and learning for individuals, parishes and groups. Our Deepening Discipleship series of events and courses focus on ways to enable the whole people of God to grow as disciples – followers of Jesus active in God’s mission to the world. Core to this programme is the Growing in Faith and Life course – a year long discipleship course. GIFL also provides a foundation course in theology for those in lay leadership roles. In Ministry Matters we provide a series of events and structured learning groups to support all those in authorised ministry in the diocese. Ministry Matters seeks to address the pertinent issues faced by all those seeking to exercise authorised ministry in today’s church, across challenging contexts. Wychcroft, our Diocesan Resource and Retreat Centre, is regularly used for a number of events in these two programmes. In addition to organised events Wychcroft offers individuals space for personal study, reflection and prayer in personal or guided retreats. The house and facilities are also available to hire for away days and residential meetings for Parish groups, PCC’s and teams.
The Discipleship & Ministry Team also support the 2017 Episcopal Area events. There are two upcoming day conferences for in the Croydon and Kingston Areas.
Croydon: Sat June 10th - Serve, Enable, Lead: Resourcing Discipleship & Lay Leadership at St Bede’s School, Redhill
Kingston: Sat June 17th - Hearts on Fire: Being Confident Followers of Jesus Today at St Cecilia’s School, Sutherland Grove