South west ministry training course
Ministry Training

Christ calls us all to be his disciples: to become ever more deeply rooted in him and his love, and so follow him in our lives.

SWMTC works in partnership with the Dioceses of Exeter and Truro to facilitate growth in our discipleship. There are a number of routes:

1. Parish-based courses
a. Pilgrim – this national resource (of which the Bishop of Exeter is co-author) comprises a suite of courses designed to help explore aspects of the Christian faith and life ( )

b. Exploring Christianity – this course was developed in partnership with the Diocese of Bath and Wells and Trinity College Bristol. It has proved a fruitful resource across the Diocese over the past few years. SWMTC can provide guidance and help facilitate the establishment of new groups.

2. Theological education – New Encounters in Theology provides opportunity to learn and reflect on the Christian faith through an academic programme of study of theology. See here

3. Foundations in Christian Ministry course – this exciting 1-year programme is designed to deepen discipleship, develop gifts for service in parish ministry, and help discern God’s call for us alongside others. See Here

4. Other lay training – following the Foundations in Christian Ministry course, students have opportunity to pursue further training through SWMTC:
a. training as a licensed Lay Reader (if selected by the Diocese of Exeter)
b. training in Pastoral Care
c. training to be an Evangelist

If you would like to find out more about any of these opportunities, or discuss other ideas for lay education in the South West, please contact the Director of Lay Education, Revd David Carrington.

SWMTC: Contact: Administrator Belinda Speed-Andrews on 01392 272544
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