Equipping for Ministry

Equipping for Ministry is your one stop shop with resources for growing churches, reimagining ministry and building community partnerships.  

Whether you are in a church role or not, the learning opportunities we offer can help you find the support, skills and confidence you need for your journey of discipleship and ministry.

Some of our training focuses on supporting particular roles, while other courses offer more general skills and development for leadership, mission and ministry.

The best way to keep up-to-date with the latest learning and development opportunities is to sign up to our Equipping for Ministry mailing list.

Browse the menu on the right of this page to find the right course or resource for you and your church. 

Upcoming Ministry and Training Zoominars

Using Art and Creativity in Prayer, 24 October, 10.00am-11.30am

The use of art and creativity can bring prayer to life in beautiful ways, especially when we’re praying together with others, but it can be hard to know what to try and where to start. 

  • explore how to lead others in multi-sensory prayer, using art, music and creativity and is particularly 
  • discover how art can help deepen our wonder and open our hearts and minds to hear God’s voice
  • explore how using our creativity can help us respond to God’s voice in prayer
  • consider how we can use art, music and creativity in online settings as well as face-to-face

This mixture of teaching and prayer and will prove particularly relevant as we journey through our diocesan season of ‘Listening and discerning further along the way’.

This session led by Lyndall Bywater and Primrose Northrop and is open to all. You don’t have to be artistic or creative, and you won’t have to create anything for others to see.  To book one of the limited places click here.  Closing date for bookings is 20 October

Leading Intercessions, Saturday 21 November, 10.00am-11.30am

Lyndall Bywater and Primrose Northrop will lead an inspiring, informative, interactive training session for anyone leading Intercessions in church services (or interested in doing so).

During this session we will

  • think about what intercessory prayer is
  • talk together about preparing Intercessions for a service or other time of gathered worship.
    • How do you decide what to pray for? How do you structure your prayers? 
    • what are some of the practical things to bear in mind, especially now that we’re often praying together online?

No experience of leading Intercessions is necessary, and you won’t have to lead any prayers in the session itself unless you want to.  Places are limited.  To book a place click here.  Closing date for bookings is 17 November