The Ministry Development Team serves ordained Clergy, licensed Readers and Authorised Lay Ministers. This includes providing ongoing development and training for those in licensed, accredited and authorised ministries and for whole parishes/benefices, in their discipleship and ministry.
Please explore the links to the right of this page to see what is available.
|My full title is the of Bishop’s Director for Ministry Development. The main focus of my work is the formation and training of our curates, for their future ministries and in this I work alongside Pamela Ogilvie. This is not so much about teaching skills but about enabling these new ministers formation in their role. The contemporary church needs ministers who can think theologically about their work and discern where God is calling both themselves and those they work with in congregation and community. This is never something a minister does alone; so formation is formation in Christian community with the whole church. In addition to this work, I co-ordinate the work of our Ministry Development Advisers, Maureen and Paula, in the areas of CMD and MDR. Together we work closely with Jane Tillier in her role as Bishop’s Adviser for Pastoral Care and Well Being|
|Personal Assistant to The Revd Lesley Bentley Normal office hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday|
Normal office hours: Tuesday & Wednesday
Ministry Development Advisor
Within the MInistry Team, Paula is now principally responsible for delivering training in Effective Conversations, developing coaching skills as a resource for clergy and networking with colleagues from the Community of Practice network. She is available for coaching style conversations with colleagues, looking particularly at issues around training and development. She is one of the facilitators on a number of the various training and development courses including the Thrive programme, run both within the Diocese and across the Regional Training Partnership. Paula is responsible for recruiting and training MDR reviewers and is currently working with a group reviewing the Enhanced Ministry Review paperwork.
|Within the MInistry Team, Maureen is now principally responsible for recruitment to the various training and development courses run both within the Diocese and across the Regional Training Partnership, and is one of the facilitators on a number of them, including the Thrive programme . She will also be dealing with applications for Extended Study Leave and of course continues to be available to discuss wider issues around training and development of ordained clergy.|
|Pamela Ogilvie is the SSM Curate Officer. In partnership with the Queen’s Foundation, she leads on work with SSM curates who are preparing for assistant ministry posts during IME Phase 2; shares in assessment and personal tutor responsibilities; develops individual learning plans for those who cannot do the programme in three years; and assists in supporting training incumbents with SSM curates.|
|Jane Tillier is the Bishop's Adviser for Pastoral Care and Wellbeing. She oversees the diocesan counselling service known as Listening Ear. She has served in the diocese of Lichfield since 1997 in various capacities including as parish priest, hospice chaplain, and Diocesan Adviser for Women in Ministry (2011-17). Individual clergy, licensed lay ministers, and diocesan employees can contact her for confidential support. She also sometimes works with Parish Pastoral Care Teams and offers a popular two-day training course (with Sally-Anne Bubbers, one of the Diocesan counsellors) entitled ‘Working With Difficult People’. (Please contact Jodie Galley in the Ministry Office for information about the next WWDP course.)|
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