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Main Training Modules

These modules can be accessed whenever they are running, however they have been designed to be studied over two years, building on each other to form a complete programme.  If you simply want to take the modules for your own faith journey, you can dip in and out, taking any of the modules you feel you are interested in whenever they are running.  Everyone who completes a module will receive a certificate of completion. You can take the modules without assignments (called auditing) however if you wish to study for the full programme you will need to complete all the assignments and the award of Certificate in Theology of Mission and Ministry will only be presented to those who have successfully completed them.

If you know you want to complete the whole programme it is best to register for it from the outset.  If  you start out by taking a module for your own faith development and then decide you'd like to do the whole course that is fine, but you may have to wait a little while to 'hop on' to whichever module is running next and you will be advised about this when you enquire about enrolling on the Certificate Pathway.  Modules cost £25 each.

First Year Modules

Introductory Modules



What is God calling you to do in your life at this time, in this day? This module seeks to help you determine that and give you support as you live out our faith in the world and the church everyday

Opening Up the Bible

Studying the bible is a lifelong journey. This module seeks to develop your understanding of scripture with help from biblical teachers around the world, notably evangelical teacher and scholar Tom Wright and gospel specialist Paula Gooder

Gain an overview

of the Old


New Testaments and

learn to read familiar

texts in a new way.

Care for Everyone

We all offer some kind of pastoral care in our lives of faith. The module seeks to help you identify the many different types of pastoral care, which ones you are using in your life and how to develop them.

Certificate Programme

Requires all three modules to be studied and assignments passed.

Advanced Modules


The old testament forms two thirds of the bible but it is often unexplored because it seems difficult. This module seeks to explore the amazing world of the OT. Previous students have described it as transformational - why not give it a try?


Choose from a suite
of modules (see list below)
to develop an area
of ministry that interests you
or to which you think
you are called.

Mission & Evangelism

We are all called to proclaim the good news but sometimes it can seem a daunting task. This module explores a variety of different types of mission and evangelism and seeks to support you in developing both.



Requires all three modules to be studied and assignments passed.

Specialist Ministry Modules

Anyone with the support of their minister can study on the course and receive a Certificate in Theology of Mission and Ministry (CTMM) on successful completion of the whole programme. If you would like more information about the course please email Please note that the CTMM does not result in any kind of license or right to perform any ministry in your parish, that is entirely up to your Incumbent (or equivalent in a Vacancy). The CTMM also does not confer any recognition or authorisation from the Bishop.

Our suite of specialist ministry modules currently comprises:

Pastoral Care/Chaplaincy

Mission and Evangelism

Children's Ministry

Youth Ministry


Local Occasional Preachers

Further information on the whole course can be found in the Information Pack here

Licensed Lay (Reader) Ministry

The discernment process for Licensed Lay Ministry ( LLM(R) ) begins from the outset of the course. This could be at the Introductory level if you don't have much experience up front in church and/or you don't have much knowledge of the bible or theological qualifications. You will be allocated a Vocations Advisor (VA) at the outset of the course to help you with your journey of disernment.  Towards the end of the first (or second depending on whether you are on a two or three year pathway) you will be asked to complete a self reflection form, your Vocations Advisor will be asked for a report as will your Vicar (or equivalent in a vacancy) and we will need support in the form of a resolution from your PCC. You will then be invited for a vocational discernment discussion with a small panel (this usually includes the Director of Studies, the Deputy Director of Studies and your Archdeaconry Assistant Warden of Readers).  If it is agreed at the panel that you may indeed have a calling to LLM(R), you will go on to the final year of study, as outlined above.

Those who have studied on the old Transforming Faith course (and passed the assessments), or who have a University qualification in theology, may qualify for exemption from some of the modules and this will explored further on an individual basis prior to application for the first module.  If you are in this category please contact the Director of Studies ( before completing an application form.

Further information on this pathway can be found in the Discipleship Training Information Pack which is available by clicking here or by emailing

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