Current BCDM Modules

Join us to explore your calling to be God’s child in creation, learning from Jesus as his disciple and seeking to join in with God in ministry to the world through the Holy Spirit.

Further modules will be running throughout the year and will be communicated once available.

If you have any questions about the modules, please check our FAQ Page or contact Katherine.Walakira@CovCofE.org

 

Modules starting in January
Jesus and the Gospels

This module will look at each of the four gospels in turn, so that you have the opportunity to get to grips with the unique approach to Jesus that each one of them offers. By the end of the module, you will have read all four gospels and you will find fresh ways of talking about what Jesus means to you.

Dates and Time: Monday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, 14th January - 11th February

Venue: St Michael's House, 11 Priory Row, Coventry, CV1 5EX

To register, please go to: www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister

 

Leading Worship Services

This is aimed at anyone who is involved in leading any aspects of the worship services in their churches, from how to structure a service to leading prayers and music.  Inspiring worship services are those that bring together God’s people to celebrate all that He is doing in their wider lives and offer themselves to him.  This module will explore the history and importance of worship, the practicalities of planning and leading different elements of a service and help develop greater creativity and confidence in your leadership.

Dates and Time: Thursday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, 17th January - 7th February, final session on 28th February

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Old Town, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BG

To register, please go to: www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister

 

Loving Difficult People

This module is for anyone who has every struggled with a difficult person in their life. The module will look at scripture as well help you learn practical skills.  The module aims to help us manage difficult relationships and learn to love needy or hostile people without being overwhelmed ourselves.  There will also be space for self-reflection.

Dates and Time: Tuesday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, 8th January - 5th February

Venue: St George's Church, St Johns Ave, Rugby, CV22 5HR

To register, please go to: www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister

 

Preaching Better

Limited places still available.

Have you got some experience of preaching, but want to refresh what you do? Have you given a talk once or twice but are not sure whether you’re doing the right thing? Has your vicar asked you to speak, and you’re scared stiff about it?! This module is for experienced preachers who want to improve their preaching, as well as for beginners who have never preached a sermon before. We shall ask what the aim of preaching is, how to prepare your text and yourself, how to communicate well, and do some practical exercises, including preparing a sermon to preach to the group. The style will include high quality, interactive input and will be fun! This module takes place over two Saturdays and it will be important to attend both sessions.

Dates and Time: Saturdays 9:30-3:00, 19th January and 16th March (tea and coffee provided, please bring some lunch to share)

Venue: St Nicholas Church, Butter Street, Alcester, B49 5AL

To register, please go to: www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister

 

Modules starting in February/March
Paul's Life, Mission and Letters

Paul’s Life, Mission and Letters looks at the life of the Apostle in his context in the 1st Century world, and the letters that he wrote, focusing especially on 1 and 2 Corinthians. You will gain an understanding of what motivated Paul, what his opponents said, and find ways of reading his letters so that they make sense!

Dates and Time: Monday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, 25th February - 25th March

Venue: St Michael's House, 11 Priory Row, Coventry, CV1 5EX

To register, please go to: www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister

 

Needs-based Evangelism

What would it look like for the gathered and sent church to seriously accept the call of Jesus 'to go and make disciples'? The word 'evangelism' evokes different responses some positive, some negative.  In this module we will show that evangelism is most natural response we can have to our call, and look at how we can find our unique voice. Over the sessions, we will explore the Mission of God, being relevant to our context, four dimensional listening and implicit and explicit evangelism.

Dates and Time: Monday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, 11th March - 8th April

Venue: St Nicolas Church, Church Street, Nuneaton, CV11 4AZ

To register, please go to: www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister

 

Prayer

This interactive module will give opportunities to learn about as well as participate in different styles, methods and experiences of prayer. We will look at prayers in the Bible, different types and styles of prayer, the links between different spiritualities and methods of prayer and active methods of praying such as 'prayer walks' and 'prayer stations'.

Dates and Time: Thursday evenings 7:00-9:30pm, 7th March - 4th April

Venue: St Andrew's Church, Church Lane, Eastern Green, Coventry, CV5 7BX

To register, please go to: www.dioceseofcoventry.org/BCDMregister

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