Introduction to Mission & Evangelism (Level 4: Introductory Course)
Mission and evangelism are high on the Church’s agenda. This course explores what these terms actually mean (they’re not the same!) and considers some of the many ways in which we can join in with God’s work in the world, whether through transformation of culture or environment, running Alpha and Messy Church, or simply sharing our faith with our neighbours. Personal and parish-wide strategies will be considered, making this course of interest to anyone wanting to serve God in the world. Those discerning a vocation to ordination may find it helpful preparation for part of the selection process.
Thursday evenings - 7.15pm - 9.30pm
Venue: St Bartholomew's Church, St Bartholomew's Road, Reading, RG1 3QA
Dates: Sept 15th, 22nd, 29th ,Oct 6th, 13th, 20th, (not 27th), Nov 10th, 17th 24th, (Not 3rd), Dec 1st
Tutors: Revd Dr Graeme Fancourt (assistant Area Dean for Reading, and Vicar St Luke with St Bartholomew).
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When & Where
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Who are these courses for?
These courses are for those training as Licensed Lay Ministers or for ordination, and also a growing number of people with a passion to simply learn more about their faith, about God and our place in his world.
What level? Will I cope?
You don’t need qualifications or prior experience to get the most from these courses. While we do provide a more structured learning environment than is possible in a local church, sessions are pitched at a level well within the grasp of most adult learners. Level 4 courses are introductory and assume no prior knowledge. Level 5 is more ‘intermediate’ and assumes some prior learning or experience at Level 4. Saturday courses often cover more practical areas of ministry and can be good taster sessions for other courses.
Will I need to do any assignments? Is there any homework?
While assessed work is compulsory for Ordinands and LLMs in training, there is no pressure for other ‘interested learners’ to do marked assignments. Some sessions involve an element of preparation but we do understand that life is busy and not everyone enjoys independent study.
Validation and awards
Our evening courses are delivered as part of the national Common Awards programme validated by Durham University. So should you opt for assessed work and wish to take things a step further, it is possible to work towards a formal ‘Certificate of Higher Education’ in Theology, Mission and Ministry from Durham. Please ask about this if you are interested.