What is the BCDM?

  • A modular programme in discipleship and mission for lay people.
  • Designed for anyone who wants to explore their faith further with a group of others.
  • Content is accessible for those with basic to intermediate knowledge of the Bible (or to those who have completed the Alpha Course). Modules are accessible to people with all levels of academic ability and different learning styles and teaching is participatory and interactive.
  • Each module consists of 10 hours contact time (either five 2-hour weeknight sessions or occasionally two or three longer Saturday or Sunday workshops).
  • The BCDM Participation and Foundation Certificate can be completed in your own timeframe.
  • Completion of the BCDM is part of the Diocesan Reader Training Course.
  • We would particularly like to encourage young people in their 20s-30s to attend the BCDM.


What is the price of a module?

  • The price of each module is £25 per person and this can be paid via the online registration form or by bringing a cheque made out to Coventry Diocesan Board of Finance to the first session.
  • Groups of 3 or more from the same parish receive 20% discount and pay £20 each.  If a module is taking place at your parish church, you can attend for free.


When and where do the modules happen?

  • The modules happen within half-terms in the academic year.  Modules never run during school holiday times.  Modules happen in parishes around the diocese.


Are there assessments?

  • Assignments are required at the end of each module for those pursuing the BCDM Foundation Certificate.  Modules have a range assignment options, from writing an essay to creative and practical tasks.  The module deliverer will review assignments after the deadline and your assignment will be returned to you.  Full details are provided during each module.
  • You are welcome to take part in any of the modules, without submitting an assignment.
  • Should you later wish to qualify for the Foundation Certificate, it is possible to submit assignments up to 18 months after completing the module.