Lifelong Learning in the Diocese of Salisbury
Our vision and hope in the diocese is to provide opportunities for learning for all and at every level so that anyone in our churches can benefit from learning opportunities similar in kind and level to those available for initial training of clergy and lay ministers. This is part of resourcing the work of all the baptised who are called alongside authorised ministers into discipleship, mission and service.
Many deaneries now have “bite-size learning” opportunities – an evening or a very short course on a topic of general interest. This can range from art and theology to understanding the Eucharist. Click here or contact your deanery lay learning rep or your clergy for more information.
Lay Pastoral Assistant Training is also available in many deaneries.
Learning for Discipleship consists of 5 or 10 week courses on a variety of topics and may be available near you. Click on the link below for further information.
The Church and Community Mission Audit is an online course which can be taken by a parish or benefice (the PCC or group tasked by the PCC) as part of its mission planning.
The Learning for Discipleship Programme is the main plank of our diocesan learning. Courses may be taken for the following purposes:
As an individual 5 or 10 week course at a local level for interest. Most of our learners use it in this way.
To study as part of discerning whether you are called to lay or ordained ministry.
As the way of formation and training for Licensed Lay Ministry.
There are many other opportunities for learning provided by various Christian bodies. It is sometimes possible to use such learning and receive academic credit as part of the Foundation degree.
Click here for the course lists for the current and coming term and application form.
For further information, email email@example.com or phone 01722 411944.