Diocese of Manchester

FFM graduation 2018
FFM is a course open to anyone active in church life who wants to explore and develop their gifts, vocation and sense of calling to Christian ministry both in the Church and the world around them. 

The course has 23 sessions and runs on Wednesday evenings at Church House over three terms, September-June and four Saturday course days.

What does the course offer?

The course offers a safe space and solid foundation for exploring and unpacking the following areas:

  • Making connections between who we are, what we believe and how we are called to apply our faith to our everyday lives.
  • Understanding what Christian ministry is and how we can discover and develop our own sense of calling, gifts and vocation.
  • Exploring our call to mission and the ways in which we can sustain and remain fruitful in our ministry.

There are no essays or assessed work on the course but participants are encouraged to engage with reflective practice and link work between sessions. Participants are also expected to have a base foundation of Christian knowledge and understanding prior to joining the course. 

How to apply

The next FFM course will begin in September 2018. The course costs £60 which can be paid for in three installments. We encourage parishes to cover this cost but supported places and discounts for multiple applications may be available. Please contact us for more information.

We also ask that anyone applying discuss this first with their incumbent to gain approval and support.

For further information on the course and how to apply please see the information and contact details below.

Jamie MacKenzie

Jamie MacKenzie

Local Ministry Officer

Address: Mission and Ministry,
Church House,
90 Deansgate,
M3 2GH

Local Ministry support and training

More info

The Church of England Diocese of Manchester,
Church House,
90 Deansgate,
Manchester M3 2GH

Manchester DBF Company number 149999, Charity number 249424
Telephone: 0161 828 1400