LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Learning & Development News Bulletin – March 2019

Spring is definitely in the air and we hope that many of your thoughts turn to polishing up existing work and developing new initiatives; that’s where learning and development can help! We want to remind you of the numerous opportunities available to you in the Sheffield District – and beyond – as well as the […]


News bulletin – Autumn 2018

So many things are happening, in relation to learning and development in our District that we thought we would give you an update and remind you of some of the great opportunities available to us.


Grants for Learning and Development Opportunities

The District Learning and Development Fund as been set up to support learning and development activities of Methodists in the Sheffield District.
Priority will be given to people who have no other learning and development grant entitlement, especially first time applicants, but applications from staff, including presbyters, will also be considered.
Applications must be received at least 2 weeks before each meeting of the L&D Group; the dates for these can be found in the District Calendar.


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.


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!