Diocese of Manchester

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Foundations for Ministry is a stimulating course open to anyone active in church life who feels some sense of vocation or calling to Christian ministry, and needs some time and space to unpack what this might mean and look like. 

The course runs over three terms, September-June, and includes 23 evening sessions and four Saturday course days. For the first time the course will run in three different venues to make it easier for you to attend. Courses are running in Bolton, Manchester and Oldham.

What does the course offer?

The sessions are led by a range of tutors selected to help you:

  • Make connections between who you are, what you believe and how you can apply your faith to the everyday stuff of life.
  • Understand more about Christian ministry, your spiritual gifts and how you can identify your ministry SHAPE. 
  • Discover your call to mission, where God wants to use you and how you can remain fruitful in your ministry. 

What is the course aim?

The courses aim is to provide you with a solid foundation so that you can continue to develop and explore your calling both to Christian ministry and to the life-long adventure of being a disciple of Jesus.

How to apply

The next FFM course will begin in September 2019 at a range of venues.

For further information on the course, including dates and venues and FAQs, please download the FFM leaflet below. Applications are open until 31 August 2019.

Foundations for Ministry Course Leaflet 2019/20

Course Application Form

Jamie Mackenzie

Jamie Mackenzie

Head of Discipleship

Address: Church House,
90 Deansgate,
M3 2GH

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