Prepare for Service Modules

Engaging with Contemporary Culture
Explores the main features of contemporary culture, how the church can witness in a multi-faith society and the importance of new ways of being church.
Spirituality
Exploring what is meant by spirituality with a look at selected texts from the spiritual traditions. Growing as a Christian believer.
Preaching
The art of sermon preparation and effective communication.
Leading Public Worship
A holistic approach to worship. The development of specific skills and insights into music and all-age worship.
Pastoral Care
The context of pastoral care today. Developing appropriate models of counselling. A look at particular pastoral issues.
Reading and using the Bible - A
Understanding the story of the Bible and engaging thoughtfully with it including the study of selected texts.
Leadership Skills
(Especially for pastors, elders and deacons but open to all). Leadership and management in the church. The conduct of church meetings, funerals, weddings. Conflict skills and resolution.
Reading and using the Bible - B
Understanding the story of the Bible and engaging thoughtfully with it including the study of selected texts.
Doing Theology - A
The framework of Christian faith, belief and ethics and its relevance in the contemporary world.
Mission and Evangelism
Considering the biblical foundations for sharing in God’s mission, looking at a variety of aspects of mission including evangelism and social action, and some ways in which mission can be undertaken.
Doing Theology - B
The framework of Christian faith, belief and ethics and its relevance in the contemporary world.
Baptist Belief and Practice
An exploration of where Baptists came from, of the Baptist way of being the church and of contemporary issues such as baptism, membership and the place of children.