Elders & Leaders’ Training 2023/2024

The evenings will run like this:

7.30pm Tea and Coffee served

7.45pm Meeting starts with a time in God’s Word and any items we have to share.

8.00pm Teaching session with plenary and/or group discussion.

9.00pm Prayer in groups.

9.15pm Close.

 

Just a few things to mention:

  • We intend to start and finish promptly so that we can maximise our time and make it easier to find childcare where needed.
  • To this end, we encourage you to come soon after 7.30pm to grab your tea/coffee and be ready to start on time.
  • There will be outline paper notes for each session to pick up on the evening. We recognise that many of you will prefer to work electronically, so digital notes are available below:

 

Here is the proposed programme for 2023/2024:

All meetings are on Monday evenings.

2023

11 September    The character of Pastors, Elders and Home Group Leaders

Word Document: 1a Qualifications for leaders

PDF: 1a Qualifications for leaders

 

9 October            What is the Bible all about?

Word Document: The Master Plan – Many books, One great message

PDF: The Master Plan – Many books, One great message

 

13 November     The Responsibility of Home Group Leaders: More General Pastoral Care

Word Document: More General Pastoral Care

PDF: More General Pastoral Care

 

11 December      The Responsibility of Home Group Leaders: Leading Bible Studies & Prayer Times

Word Document: Home Group Leaders Notes – Leading Bible Studies and Prayer Times – 11 December 2023

PDF: Home Group Leaders Notes – Leading Bible Studies and Prayer Times – 11 December 2023

 

2024

15 January          Christianity in Britain (Part I)

Word Document: Christianity in Britain Part 1— from AD 43 to 1689

PDF: Christianity in Britain Part 1— from AD 43 to 1689

 

12 February        Pastoral Care – Bereavement and Loss

Word Document: Leaders’ Training Bereavement and Loss

PDF: Leaders’ Training Bereavement and Loss

 

11 March              Pastoral Care – Mental Health

Word Document: Pastoral Care – Mental Health

PDF: Pastoral Care – Mental Health

 

Links to helpful websites – see documents above for reference.

Royal College of Psychiatrists – https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/mental-illnessesand-mental-health-problems

MIND – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/

Mind and Soul Foundation – https://www.mindandsoulfoundation.org

 

15 April                 Christianity in Britain (Part II)

Word Document:  Christianity in Britain Part II— from 1689 to 1900

PDF: Christianity in Britain Part II— from 1689 to 1900

 

 

13 May                  Caring for Singleness and Aloneness in the Church

10 June                 Correctly Understanding the Bible

8 July                     Caring for Visitors and Newcomers in the Church.