Learning and Training opportunties

Here is a list of some of the Learning and Training Opportunities that are happening both locally and further afield.

Bible Month – Colossians

Saturday 9 February 2019 – 10am to 3:30pm

Bible Month invites churches and circuits to engage deeply with Scripture through focusing on a single biblical book over a calendar month. The Bible Month has run across the Methodist Connexion since 2017, and in 2019 will focus on Colossians, a letter that presents a powerful vision of Jesus and his significance. The Bible Month magazine,will explain how to run a Bible Month and provide ideas and resources on Colossians for preachers, small group leaders, and children and youth workers.

Come and join the 2019 regional training day at Wakefield West Methodist Church, WF2 8UR

An introduction to Colossians by the Revd Dr Calvin Samuel,  Principal of the London School of Theology.

You will have opportunity to choose two of the following workshops:

Exploring Colossians:

  • in all-age worship
  • in small groups
  • through creative prayer

Cost:               £10, lunch provided

Book your place here:   https://biblemonth19.eventbrite.co.uk
or contact: Katrin Hackett
Tel: 0114 270 9990 / Email admin@sheffieldmethodist.org

Learning Hubs

Sheffield Circuit with CaSS (Christians and Sheffield Schools) are running 4 learning hubs between September and May next year.

The sessions are aimed at anyone with involvement or interest in young people – youth workers and volunteers, parents, grandparents, ministers, next door neighbours, teachers etc.

Please book via Fiona Walton or Jonathan Buckley, details on the flyer here: Learning Hubs

  • 26 September 2018  Risky Relationships led by Beth Stout, Golddigger Trust Salvation Army, Psalter Lane, S11 8YN
  • 14 November 2018  Exploring Self-Worth led by Dr. Claire Rush, Girls’ Brigade Montgomery Centre, S1 2LG
  • 13 February 2019  Mental Health led by Tim Jansen, Pontes Training Wesley Hall Methodist Church, S10 1UD
  • 21 May 2019  Online Bullying & Social Media led by Jody Wigfull, Founder of ‘Unique’ course Hillsborough Trinity, S6 4HE

How to … use the Arts in Worship

Saturday 26 January :; 10am  to 3:15pm : Wesley Hall, Crookes, Sheffield

Join us for an exciting day exploring worship through the arts.  Listen to our Keynote Rik Stott on ‘Celebrating Uncertainty: How art leads us deeper into knowing God, ourselves and each other’.

Explore six different ways of worshipping God through our workshops:

  • ‘Journalling With Stitches’ using free stitching as an approach to prayerfully reflect on moments and events in our lives with Ruth Sprague
  • ‘The Word(s)’ poetry in worship with Rev James Morley
  • ‘A Picture Paints a Thousand Praises’ worship through picture-making’ with Siggy Parratt-Halbert
  • ‘What a performance!’ Making the most of drama, storytelling, or reading in worship’ with Rev Merry Evans
  • ‘Praying on a Visual Culture‘ visuals have been used for centuries, from early wall paintings, to medieval stained glass and icons.  In our current visual and digital culture, how might visuals help us to pray and worship?’ with Fidge Fidgin
  • ‘Singing Ourselves Open’ learn to sing a range of short songs in a variety of styles, to open you up, loosen your bodies and enable you to express what’s inside – perfect for both personal and group worship’  with Alison Adam of the Iona Community

The event is free, but please do book, as lunch is included.

Full details on the flyer here: How to use the arts

Exploring Discipleship and Holy Habits within a Messy Church context

Saturday 4 February 2018 – Greenhill Methodist Church, Sheffield

We will be exploring discipleship within a Messy Church context, through exploring how the Holy Habits materials, written by Andrew Roberts, could be incorporated into a Messy Church context. The training will be delivered jointly by Lucy Moore and Andrew Roberts.

Booking information

To book, contact Jonathan Buckley, Sheffield Methodist Circuit Youth and Children’s Coordinator, on 07450 778678, jonathan.buckley@sheffieldcircuit.org.uk
or via The Furnival, 199 Verdon Street, Sheffield S3 9QQ

Booking deadline: 26 January 2019

Full details on the poster here: POSTER_MC_HH events

Puppet  Ministry – Volunteer Training Workshop

Saturday 23 March : 10am to 12 noon : Woodseats Methodist Church

Saints Alive Puppet Team are running a volunteer training workshop. Why not come and try your hand at puppet ministry, and see if you could get involved.

Full details in the poster here: Sheffield circuit puppet ministry

Learning & Development Grants

A reminder that there are grants towards Learning & Development Opportunities available. You can download an application form here:

L and D grant Application form (booklet version)