24th - 26th June
Leading Your Church into Growth
Leading your Church into Growth (LyCiG) is run by an ecumenical group of practitioners who seek to equip ordinary local churches to grow. The training is down-to-earth, theologically broad, and relevant to the whole spectrum of churches; large and small, rural and urban. It is recommended that teams from the same church or circuit attend together, so that they can use the time in breakout rooms applying the learning to their own particular context.
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27th and 28th June
Mental Health First Aid
9.00 am - 5.00 pm at Hemsworth Methodist Church, Westfield Road, Hemsworth, Pontefract, WF9 4QG.
Join this 2-day course to learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.
Please click here for further information and to book a place.
Community of Practice Coffee and Catch-Up
10.30 - 11.30 am Online.
An opportunity for all lay employees working for the Methodist Church within our District to come together and offer support to one another, share the joys and frustrations of working for the church, and to offer training, advice and an opportunity to build relationships with others working in similar roles in different parts of the District.
If you have already joined the mailing list, the Zoom details will be sent automatically ahead of the gathering; otherwise, contact Laura Tunnacliffe for more information.
Positively Rural: How Green Spaces promote Wellbeing
1.00 pm Online.
Following on from the previous sessions considering mental health, wellbeing and rural life, we will be hearing from Dr Jenny Mercer and Dr Debbie Clayton from Cardiff Met University. Jenny and Debbie have a wealth of experience on the rural environment and its effects on health. They are currently part of a team evaluating an EcoTherapy project for Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust.
They will be joined by Lyndsay, a research student who has just completed her doctorate looking at bees as an intervention for those in recovery.
It is hoped that this session will prompt us to think about the resources we have available, whether it be a small hanging basket, a church garden, a graveyard, or an allotment, that could be used to promote Wellbeing in our communities.
Please click here to register.
Circuit Stewards Training
7.00 - 9.00 pm Online.
Are you new to circuit stewarding, preparing for the role or looking for a training refresher? Join the Learning Network for 4 weekly training sessions on the roles and responsibilities of serving in this area of leadership. Each session will offer opportunities to explore ideas and share experiences, as well as identify areas for further action, ongoing learning and development needs.
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The Space to Be
7.30 pm at Aagrah Leeds City, Saint Peter's Square, Quarry Hill, LS9 8AH.
'The Space to Be' is a monthly space for ministers in the active work and lay employees to spend time together. It's a space with no agenda other than fellowship and refreshment. It is hoped that having 'the space to be' will help people to take time out from busy schedules and to be blessed through spending time with others in ministry.
Please click here to register.