LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Whirlow Spirituality Centre – What’s On

We hope you find something to help you in your spiritual journey and relationship with God
Information about :-
Simple Quiet Days
Reflective Worship sessions
Residential courses
and much more


Grants for Learning and Development Opportunities

Learning and developing ourselves, our churches, circuits and district are vital and intrinsic aspects of being active people of God. However, the Sheffield District Learning and Development group recognises that sometimes the cost of developing or attending such opportunities may be a deterrent or barrier. We are therefore pleased to announce the District Learning and […]


Learning and Training opportunties

Some of the Learning and Development opportunities that are happening both locally and further afield
Cliff College a variety of short courses including “Missional Entrepreneurship” and “Pioneer Ministry”
Candidates’ Support Group
Mental Health Awareness days 16 September – Sheffield
Aurora Youth and Children’s Ministry courses now booking for September
Mission Shaped Ministstry Course starts in in September


Learning and Development in the Sheffield District

Learning and developing ourselves, our churches, circuits and district are vital and intrinsic aspect of being active people of God.
The opportunities outlined on these pages are indicative of a wide range of workshops, courses and programmes available to us. They are not exhaustive.


Creating Safer Space Leadership Training – 2016/17

Creating Safer Space Leadership Module dates
Training will be from 10am – 4pm at a variety of dates and locations across the four Yorkshire Districts.


Lay Employees Orientation Programme

The Lay Employees Orientation Programme is spread over two days and offers a framework for newly appointed lay employees who are working in a church context.
The next course will be on 23 March and 21 April 2015 at Oxford Place, Leeds.


Chaplaincy Everywhere Course

A small group resource for nurturing engagement in God’s mission through chaplaincy. Local, congregation led chaplaincy is one of the most effective ways to collaborate in God’s mission in the world; local people responding to local needs over time can change the world!


Inspire Movement

The Inspire Movement is an international network of Christians who are committed to developing mission-shaped discipleship in the leadership and life of the church. Their vision is to help people become everyday missionaries, who abide deeply with God and live missionally in the world.


Inspire – Chesterfield

Chesterfield School of Discipleship
Our training has two main pathways:
– Teaching Retreats on Discipleship as a Way of Life
– Leadership Seminars on the Journey of Discipleship


Teaching Retreats on Discipleship as a Way of Life

Saturday mornings: 9:30am-12:30pm Retreats can be taken individually


Leadership Seminars on the Journey of Discipleship

 Friday evenings: 7-10pm Seminars can be taken individually


DMLN – Yorkshire Plus Region

Yorkshire Plus Region covers the Leeds, West Yorkshire, Sheffield and York and Hull districts.

Regional Co-Ordinator: Rachel McCallam


Spiral of Chaplaincy Development

The six steps of the spiral represent the learning and experience from the Chaplaincy Development Project and are important stages in establishing a chaplaincy that is built to last. The spiral gives you an overview of the process and provides an effective index for the resources that accompany each step.


Policy for the Continuing Development of Active Ministers

Districts were asked to establish a process for identifying and meeting the  learning and development needs of its active ministers. This policy establishes the Sheffield Methodist District’s processes, procedures and guiding principles for ensuring the continuing development of all its active ministers.


Lay Employees

More and more lay people are employed to work in the Methodist Church. The work they do is varied and can range from looking after the church premises to working with children and families. For many years some were known by the name ‘Lay Workers’.


Discipleship & Ministries Learning Network (DMLN)

The Learning Network is a new entity, created by the Conference in 2012. It aims to make learning and development part of the core life of the church and its members, not just something that people performing certain roles, such as ministers or local preachers, do at the start of their service.


The Well Forums

If you’re one of the growing number of volunteers and employed staff working with children and young people in the Methodist churches then the well forums are for you!