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Training for Being Church and Circuit


This section gives some idea of some of the training opportunities around being Church. It is not exhaustive – do contact the District Office ( if you have a specific type of training request.

Healthy Churches / Circuits

Enables churches / circuits to discuss and assess their health in terms of 7 indicators. It helps participants to identify future actions.
This involves a review process which would be facilitated over 2 x two-hour sessions

Available: On request from the Learning Network – Rachel McCallam

The Welcoming Church

A range of resources to explore and share as well as input on being a welcoming and invitational church. A 2-hour session suitable for church or circuit gatherings

Available: On request from the Learning Network – Rachel McCallam

Chaplaincy Everywhere

A course for those wanting to explore the diverse nature of chaplaincy, reaching out to different communities, with practical examples as well as biblical reflection.
A six-week course of 2 hours sessions designed for small groups.

Available:Free to download at:


The Methodist Church is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of its life and ministry. Safeguarding is about the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. There are currently three levels of training required:

  • Foundation Module is mandatory for those people in roles identified in the following link.
  • Foundation Module Refresher training is mandatory for those who completed the Foundation Module between 2011 and 2016 and who are still active in posts that are required to attend for training
  • Advance Module safeguarding training is mandatory for those in the roles identified in the following link, and includes all ministers, local preachers & worship leaders, lay workers with children and vulnerable adults, District Policy Committee members and circuit safeguarding co-ordinators.

Contact your Circuit Safeguarding Officer for more information on teh Foundation Modules.
ContactVal HIggins (District Safeguarding Admin) – for more information on the Advance module.

Circuit Steward Training

Circuit stewards are drawn from all walks of life and each bring their own experiences and abilities to the role but the foundation for all circuit stewards' work is a love for, and relationship with, God, the Church and the world. To help them in this role, there is a handbook and training materials which can be downloaded here: CIrcuit Steward Resources

Cliff College

Cliff College run a range of short courses on a wide variety of topics includingChristian Life and Mission; Certificate in Christian Mentoring; Luke in the Holy Land (taught in Jerusalem); Mission with the 3rd Age; Mission with the family ministry; Mission and creativity.
For more information, visit their website: Cliff College Short Courses

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0114 270 9990 / 0114 430 0255

Sheffield District Office
Room 47, Victoria Hall Methodist Church
Norfolk Street
S1 2JB

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