Aspects of Ministry

The Aspects of Ministry courses are usually run in collaboration with our regional partner dioceses across the West Midlands. This enables us to offer quality training opportunities around identified development objectives. We usually invite participants individually but, if you would like to register interest in one of the courses below, please do get in touch.

First Incumbents

This four-day conference is for clergy who have taken on a post of primary responsibility for the first time during the preceding year. As well as some of the practicalities of legal responsibilities, there is the opportunity to explore managing the processes of change that a new vicar is expected to undertake.

Developing Ministry - Leading in a Changing Church

This is a year-long course which is especially suitable for those who are incumbents for the first time and have been in post for about eighteen months, or those who have become team rectors, or those who have recently been given responsibility for a multi-parish benefice. Sector ministers have also participated in the course and found it very helpful. 

Developing Women in Leadership

This year long course is for women in active ordained ministry in the diocese of Coventry; usually those who expect 10 years or more ahead in licensed ministry. The course will have 8 participants per year, which should enable us to invite all such women over the next five years. The middle event in the year is open to all clergy - women and men - who are interested in exploring ways of empowering women in leadership.

Celebrating Ministry

A residential course for clergy and ministers of the West Midlands who want to renew their vision for their ministry. 

Transforming Conflict

This course offers an opportunity to look at conflict in the church differently. Participants will develop skills that enable them to engage with difficult behaviours, heightened emotions and conflict.

Celebrating Wisdom

A residential course for clergy of the West Midlands who want to renew their vision for their ministry.

Pre retirement retreat/conference

For clergy and spouses as they prepare for retirement.