Currently there are three organised opportunities for continuing ministerial development for those in authorised ministry in the Diocese of Edinburgh: monthly Zoom Discussions, one off workshops and conferences, and longer in depth courses. If you have other ideas, or would like to offer something to your colleagues, please contact the Revd Jane MacLaren, Ministry Co-ordinator. All Zoom links are also available from her. For the moment, please contact Jane through the diocesan office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pioneer Ministry Course – after the success of the previous course we are running it again! Led by Richard Tiplady this 3-session course will help you think about how to connect with your local community in new ways, find enthusiasm for mission, and encourage others to lead initiatives. The course includes recommended pre-reading to enhance the sessions and the chance to join an action learning set afterwards to encourage one another in implementing our learning. Please contact the Ministry Coordinator to sign up. This course is aimed primarily at Incumbents and Associates. Please sign up only if you can make all 3 Zoom sessions:
- Thursday 30th September – 11am-12.30
- Thursday 14th October – 11am-12.30
- Thursday 28th October – 11am-12.30
Monthly Zoom Lunchtimes – Thursdays @ 12.30-1.30pm
August 26th: Children and young people: ideas for the new school year : Come and chat through some ideas with Claire Benton-Evans. Zoom link available from the Ministry Coordinator and via the Incumbents and Associates CMD Monthly Newsletter
September 30th: Advent and Christmas resources : Bring and share your ideas with colleagues. Zoom link available from the Ministry Coordinator and via the Incumbents and Associates CMD Monthly Newsletter
October 28th: Buildings and Canon 35: Improving our plant for Mission : A chance to discuss this topic with colleagues and members of the Diocesan buildings Committee. Zoom link available from the Ministry Coordinator and via the Incumbents and Associates CMD Monthly Newsletter
November 25th : Christmas as an Outreach Opportunity : A chance to discuss this topic with colleagues, get some new ideas, and hear about some different traditions and perspectives from within our Diocese. Zoom link available from the Ministry Coordinator and via the Incumbents and Associates CMD Monthly Newsletter.
One off Workshops and Conferences
Charity Trustee training for Vestry Members and Incumbents – this event scheduled for September 2021 has had to be postponed … another date will be advertised as soon as possible. Please contact the Ministry Coordinator to join the waiting list.
November 8-11: Clergy Diocesan Conference with Richard Carter at the Atholl Palace Hotel Pitlochry: inspiration, spiritual nourishment, and a chance to relax together for Incumbents and Associates – 8th – 11th November inclusive. More information available from Samantha Campbell and via the Bishops’ newsletter to clergy.