Equipping you for Mission and Ministry

This diocese has a special programme for those new in post or to the diocese. Those in the final phase of their curacy, those taking up a first post of responsibility beyond a curacy and for those new to the diocese are automatically added to the list and circulated with information for the two-year rolling programme which participants can join at any point. Other clergy are also welcome to book in for any or all of the sessions through Cathy, the Training Administrator, at the Diocesan Office. This course is delivered through two 24 hour residentials each year.
The remaining residential this year is as follows:
Monday 14th – Tuesday 15th October 2019(lunch until lunch inclusive)

Monday 1.45pm to 5.15pm
Finance: “….an instrument for Mission?” This session will equip you to recognise and deal with some of the financial challenges that will come your way – fees, budgeting, VAT, employment, cash handling, statutory obligations, giving, gift aid, legacies etc. Come with your questions!
Led by Kathryn Rose, Diocese Finance Manager and a member of the Generous Giving Team.

Monday 7.15pm – 9.30pm
Schools are facing constant and quite rapid change. This session explores a variety of ways and ideas of how clergy can support schools, how church and school can work together to engage children and gives an opportunity to network and discuss issues/concerns relating to working in schools. Also find out about Prayer Spaces in Schools, the ‘Open the Book’ project and other current initiatives.
Led by Olivia Seymour, Diocesan Education Adviser.

Tuesday 9.30am – 11am, 11.30am – 12.45pm
This session will look at what assertiveness is and is not, examine it in relation to Biblical teaching and Christian Theology, make some links with psychology, learn practical techniques to deal with criticism, be heard and avoid being pushed around, and examine a problem-solving approach that attends to your own and the other’s preferences, thoughts and emotions. Andrew De Smet is the York Diocesan Coordinator and Adviser in Pastoral Care, a counsellor/psychotherapist, mediator and spiritual director with experience in training.