Training Courses

Please find below a list of available training courses and resources.

This information has been obtained from various sources. Where applicable prices have been listed, but normally training is free for members of the organisation. Training and Resources which are not date specific are generally placed at the bottom of the list – some of the best material is there.

Wesley’s offer these listings as a service and take no responsibility for value or content.

Training for the Methodist Church can also be found here: Learning and Development Events
Their training is normally offered free to Methodists. ‘Mental Health First Aider Training’ is the exception.

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Category: GDPR

GDPR Core Training

This 90-minute course provides the starting point for any data protection training and is perfect for you if you handle personal data within an organisation; whether its a business, charity or public sector function. - The course provides an introduction and some background to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The course contains the following 3 modules: Introduction and Background; Definitions, Principles and the Law; Individual Rights.

Price

£10

Date

Available online

Time

This is available 24/7

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

The Church of England

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Category: Being Green

Environment and Net Zero Carbon Training for Churches

See how Church of England churches, schools and vicarages are becoming net zero carbon. More inspirational than practical, but lots of good ideas of what can be done.

Price

£ Free

Date

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Time

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Location

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Training Provider

The Church of England

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Category: Being Green

Stewarding Precious Earth

Stewarding precious Earth' provides suggestions to individuals, faith groups and Methodist churches who are seeking sustainable ways in the face of the climate emergency and biodiversity collapse. It is tended by John Evans, an academic chemist. If you want to understand what is happening, and more importantly, want to do what you can, this is worth a look. Start by looking at the Climate Emergency Playlist, and the 'Action for Hope' videos.

Price

£ Free

Date

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Time

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Location

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Training Provider

John Evans

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Category: EDI

Valuing People with Down Syndrome (Toolkit)

The purpose of this toolkit is to help welcome people with Down's syndrome and to provide information for Church leaders, Church workers and Chaplains to assist them in gaining a better understanding of issues relevant to people with Down's syndrome.
People with Down's syndrome are different from one another, just as all people are. The most important thing we can do, therefore, is to get to know every individual as a person; this goes for family and carers as well. It is our privilege to support them in establishing real relationships within the church and in participating in school life. Once we really get to know those with Down's syndrome in our congregations and schools all the issues around inclusion and support follow naturally; we will be thinking about them and their needs as valued members of our communities.

Price

£ Free

Date

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Time

This is available 24/7

Location

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Training Provider

The Church of England

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Category: Mission Community Engagement

Unless the Lord Builds the House

This five-week course aims to engage a wide range of Christian congregations in community listening, prayer and theological reflection. It draws on the experience of Christians like Lucy Achola and her parish in Manor Park and is designed to help people discern how to take action locally in the context of community listening, prayer and ecumenical collaboration.

Price

£ Free

Date

Available online

Time

This is available 24/7

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

The Centre for Theology and Community

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Available 24/7 online

Category: Mission EDI

Taking Action on Debt and Supporting Financial Inclusion

Just what is says - a resource to help churches take action on debt and support financial inclusion. Equipping congregations to reach out to their neighbours with the issues raised by the economic crisis. Produced bythe Centre for Theology and Cmmunity in collaboration with Durham University

Price

£ Free

Date

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Time

This is available 24/7

Location

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Training Provider

The Centre for Theology and Community

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Category: Worship Resources Mission

Worship Resources on the Impact on Debt on Children

Bible studies, sermon notes and prayers produced by the Centre for Theology and Community for the Children's Society

Price

£ Free

Date

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Time

This is available 24/7

Location

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Training Provider

The Centre for Theology and Community

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Category: Mission Community Engagement

Seeing Change : The Economic Crisis

The Centre and the Church Urban Fund have launched 'Seeing Change' a course to help churches engage their neighbours on the impact of the financial crisis, and ways local people can act together for change.
The course includes five sessions of Bible study and reflection, equipping congregations to reach out to their neighbours and host a 'Money Talk' - engaging local people with the issues raised by the continuing economic crisis, and asking what action they might take with and through the Church.

Price

£ Free

Date

Available online

Time

This is available 24/7

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

The Centre for Theology and Community

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Available 24/7 online

Category: GDPR

GDPR Foundation Training

Built in conjunction with data privacy lawyers, Clayden Law, this seven-module, comprehensive data protection course provides practical advice to staff who are responsible for processing personal data and executing data protection measures within their organisation in line with GDPR compliance requirements.
This GDPR training course contains modules covering definitions and principles, individual rights, consent and other conditions for processing, information privacy notices, breach management and the notifications and steps to data protection legislation compliance. It is a onestop shop for policy professionals.
This course contains the following 7 modules: Introduction and Background; Definitions and Principles; Individual Rights; Consent and Other Conditions for Processing; Information (Privacy) Notices; Breach Management and Notification; Steps to Compliance.

Price

£10

Date

Available online

Time

This is available 24/7

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

The Church of England

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Category: GDPR

GDPR Board Training

This 90 minute training course provides the information board members and senior managers need to know to help ensure their organisation is not penalised for non-compliance with the GDPR.
The course provides advice on data protection legislation explains what an organisation needs to do in order to be GDPR compliant and what the potential penalties are if data protection training is not followed.
This course contains the following 3 modules: Introduction and Background, Sanctions, Remedies and Liabilities, Steps to Compliance

Price

£10

Date

Available online

Time

This is available 24/7

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

The Church of England

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Saturday, 16th Nov 2024

Category: Treasurer

Being a Treasurer, the basics, session 1: Charity law, Finance Processes and Bookkeeping

This course is relevant for new and experienced treasurers alike - and has been freshly updated for delivery online.
With a very practical approach, "The Basics" equips today's treasurer with the knowledge needed to carry out their multifaceted role. Subjects covered include:
Treasurer as Trustee, Churches as Charities, Responsibilities of Trustees
Treasurer as Bookkeeper: Managing Finance Operations; Keeping Accounting Records; Fund Accounting
Please note: this is the first session in a series of three which now enable delegates to attend ACATs Basics course virtually. ACAT strongly advises delegates to book sessions 1, 2 and 3 to ensure that they're appraised of the entire course.

Price

£20

Date

16/11/2024

Time

7:00 - 9:00pm

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

ACAT

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Monday, 4th Nov 2024

Category: Trustee

Trustee Training for Churches: session 1

This course has been designed to equip trustees with the skills they need to meer their legal and moral obligations. It has been tailored to ensure that trustees have the knowledge to manage their churches in the most appropriate way. (Legal frameworks, governance and key processes).

Price

£20

Date

04/11/2024

Time

2:00 - 4:00pm

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

ACAT

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Monday, 11th Nov 2024

Category: Trustee

Trustee Training for Churches: session 2

This course has been designed to equip trustees with the skills they need to meer their legal and moral obligations. It has been tailored to ensure that trustees have the knowledge to manage their churches in the most appropriate way. (Eligibility, compliance , carring out purposes, managing resources responsibly and being accountable).

Price

£20

Date

11/11/2024

Time

2:00 - 4:00pm

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

ACAT

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Saturday, 30th Nov 2024

Category: Treasurer

Being a Treasurer, the basics, session 2: Budgeting, Risk and Gift Aid

Price

£20

Date

30/11/2024

Time

7:00 - 9:00pm

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

ACAT

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Saturday, 7th Dec 2024

Category: Treasurer

Being a Treasurer, the basics, session 3: Year End Reporting

This course is relevant for new and experienced treasurers alike, and has been freshly updated for delivery online.
With a very practical approach, The Basics equips today's treasurer with the knowledge needed to carry out their multifaceted role. Subjects covered include:
Treasurer as Communicator: Trustees Annual Report; Financial Statements; Independent Examination
Please note: this is the final session in a series of three which now enable members to attend ACATs Basics course virtually. ACAT strongly advises delegates to book sessions 1, 2 and 3 to ensure that theyre appraised of the entire course.

Price

£20

Date

07/12/2024

Time

7:00 - 9:00pm

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

ACAT

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Thursday, 3rd Oct 2024

Category: Treasurer

Keeping Simple Church Accounts

This course is designed to introduce charity treasurers to the concepts of simple Receipts and Payments accounting and the bookkeeping methods necessary to use this form of accounts. This course will cover:
Legal accounting requirements for charities, Introduction to Receipts and Payments accounts, How to compile a simple cashbook, Additional requirements for internal reporting.

Price

£30

Date

03/10/2024

Time

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

ACAT

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Thursday, 21st Nov 2024

Category: Treasurer

Gift Aid: Maximising the benefits and reducing the pitfalls

Gift Aid provides a significant additional source of funding for most churches, but there are real dangers if churches try to stretch the benefits too far. This course will look at Gift Aid in detail and examine all the requirements that it imposes as well as identifying ways in which churches can maximise their use of it. The course will cover aspects such as: Legal requirements; Paperwork; Audit trail; Is it a gift?; Donor benefit; Making a claim; and The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS).

Price

£30

Date

21/11/2024

Time

10:00am - 1:00pm

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

ACAT

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Thursday, 1st Jan 1970

Category: Discipleship

Discipleship

The process of discipleship aligns our lives to keep following Jesus and becoming more like him. We do this as individuals and a community by shared spiritual practices and reflecting together. A Methodist Way of Life expands the Methodist Churchs core Our Calling statement and provides a rhythm to live life. There are twelve practices that will help us mature as disciples welcome others into the church community and be part of a missional church together. Our online and onsite events aim to deepen your discipleship and help you to help other people too.

Date

Various Dates

Time

Various Times

Location

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Training Provider

Methodist E&G Team

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Thursday, 1st Jan 1970

Category: Evangelism

Evangelism

Evangelism: the E-word! A word which can make us feel excited uncomfortable fulfilled or inadequate! However evangelism is central to our calling to participate in Gods life-changing work. Our evangelism events and gatherings help equip you for evangelism, wherever and whoever you are.

Date

Various Dates

Time

Various Times

Location

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Training Provider

Methodist E&G Team

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Thursday, 1st Jan 1970

Category: Leadership

Transformational Leadership

Great change requires great leaders. Investing in all leaders lay and ordained, paid staff and volunteers - is crucial in pursuing transformation in churches so that we might see transformation in the world God loves. Our transformational leadership events explore the theories and practices of leadership and equip you to see transformation happen where you are.

Date

Various Dates

Time

Various Times

Location

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Training Provider

Methodist E&G Team

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Thursday, 1st Jan 1970

Category: Evangelism

New places for New People

New Places for New People (NPNP) are projects focused on forming new Christian communities for those not yet part of an existing church. The Methodist Church encourages every circuit to imagine and begin and sustain something new. Our events network people together and equip and enable Methodists to begin New Places for New People in every context.

Date

Various Dates

Time

Various Times

Location

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Training Provider

Methodist E&G Team

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Thursday, 1st Jan 1970

Category: Discipleship

Church at the Margins

Church at the Margins is about being church with people at the margins especially the economic margins of society. We hope and anticipate that 60% of our New Places for New People will focus on people experiencing poverty. Our events support you as you listen and dream and plan to take action.

Date

Various Dates

Time

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Location

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Training Provider

Methodist E&G Team

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Thursday, 1st Jan 1970

Category: Discipleship

Growing Churches

We want to see more people explore faith and encounter grace for the first time. We long to see every church a growing church: growing spiritually and growing in love for their community and by God's grace growing numerically too. In this collection you'll find events to support your church or circuit with mission planning and community

Date

Various Dates

Time

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Location

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Training Provider

Methodist E&G Team

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Thursday, 1st Jan 1970

Category: Discipleship

Rural Hope

Rural mission and ministry is all about being who God calls us to be in the places and communities we are part of and call home. Living in a rural area affects all aspects of our lives both individually and as community and this includes how we are church. Small is beautiful our presence and prayerful witness as Christians in these communities can and does make a difference but needs resilience. Our #ruralhope events support and inspire rural churches across Britain.

Date

Various Dates

Time

Various Times

Location

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Training Provider

Methodist E&G Team

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Thursday, 9th Mar 2023

Category: Governance

Essential Governance for Church Councils and Trustees

The first of our Spring Programme this will teach you everything you need to know about being a member of a church council.

Price

£Free

Date

09/03/2023

Time

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

Transforming Churches and Communities

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Saturday, 18th Mar 2023

Category: Treasurer

Accruals Accounting: Accounts for Larger Churches (Session 2)

This is a two session course for churches that are required, or voluntarily opt, to prepare their annual accounts according to the accruals basis.
Session two is entitled "Accruals and the Charity SORP". It will discuss how to make year-end accounting adjustments, the reporting requirements of the Charities SORP and the requirements for larger charities.

It also aims to provide an introduction to the fundamental accounting concepts and form of financial statements that are used in accruals basis accounting.

Price

£20

Date

18/03/2023

Time

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

ACAT

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Saturday, 11th Mar 2023

Category: Treasurer

Accruals Accounting: Accounts for Larger Churches (Session 1)

This is a two session course for churches that are required, or voluntarily opt, to prepare their annual accounts according to the accruals basis.
Session one is entitled "Introduction to Accruals" and aims to provide an introduction to the fundamental accounting concepts and forms of financial statements that are used in accruals basis accounting.

Price

£20

Date

11/03/2023

Time

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

ACAT

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Wednesday, 22nd Feb 2023

Category: Discipleship

Growing through Change and Conflict Foundation

This intensive workshop will explore: What is conflict? How does it operate in our churches? What are different levels of conflcit and how do we recognise them? What is my conflict style? How can I use my skills or grow my skills to respond to conflict?

Price

£45/60/15

Date

22/02/2023

Time

Two 3.5 hr sessions - Times TBC

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

Place for Hope

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Wednesday, 8th Mar 2023

Category: Discipleship

Nonviolence - Jesus` radical invitation to a critical spiritual practice in today`s world.

This interactive course will explore with participants what Jesus teaches us about non-violence as a transformative way of life. Participants will look at specific examples of living nonviolently in the Sermon on the Mount and how the spiritual practice of nonviolence may be applied to transform our lives and communities. If you are concerned about the increasing violence and fear in our lives and world today, this course will provide a space to better understand, reflect, and grapple with the spiritual practice of nonviolence that Jesus embodied and could be transformative for the future of us all. Wednesday 8th March, 9:30am - 3:05pm and Wednesday 15th March 2023, 9:30am - 1:00pm.

Price

£45/60/15

Date

08/03/2023

Time

9:30 - 3:05

Location

on-line course

Training Provider

Place for Hope

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