The Vocations and Ministry Department offers a range of informal programmes to support the vast array of ministries in the Diocese and to encourage discipleship. If you have a particular need in your parish, and would like someone to come and lead a short course, or to work with a team from your churches or deanery, then please contact Clare Whitney.
The following resources are available to download free of charge. We hope to continue to build up this resource, so please contact us if there is particular material that would be useful to you.
Introductory course for parish visitors
This course provides information and exercises for groups forming new visiting teams in parishes or deaneries. The full course is 6 sessions, but it can be adapted according to the needs of the parish.
Leading Small Groups
A short course for those who want to lead small groups in their parish or deanery and would like a bit of input about managing groups, dynamics to be aware of, and strategies for getting the best out of participants.
A five session course on reading the Scriptures, leading intercessions and preparing a Service of the Word.
A Four-session course following the GROW model (Goal, Reality, Ownership, Way forward) which encourages parishes to explore their vision for Gods people in that place, and to take some steps towards making that a reality. This can also be used as pat of the process of Mission Action Planning
Faith at Work Taster Session
Links to other courses
These courses are not provided by the Diocese of Lichfield but are useful resources. There may be a charge for some of them.
A short listening course with DVD from Acorn Christian Healing Foundation Just Listen
Faith Life conversations reflecting on your faith and talking about it with others. An excellent resource from After Sunday