Training and development
It is important that clergy should feel affirmed and encouraged in their ministry.
A range of support processes and resources is available to be used at appropriate times.
“Will you be diligent in prayer, in reading Holy Scripture, and in all studies that will deepen your faith and fit you to bear witness to the truth of the Gospel?”
This question is asked of Bishops, Priests and Deacons in the Ordinal and places life-long learning, support and development at the heart of the lives and ministry of all clergy. In the Diocese of London this individual clergy responsibility is supported by a range of training and development opportunities and resources offered and organised at both diocesan and Area level. These include:
- Post Ordination Training (POT) covering the first three years of ordained ministry
- Continuing Ministerial Development (CMD) which provides opportunities for different aspects or stages of ministry
- Ministerial Development Review (MDR), a process which supports clergy in a regular review of their ministry as well as providing a framework for the identification of appropriate development and support needs.
It is important that clergy should feel affirmed and encouraged in their ministry and there is a range of support processes and resources available to be used at appropriate times. All these aspects of clergy support and development are coordinated at Diocesan level by the Director of Ministry, Revd Dr Neil Evans and at Area level by the Director of Training and Development.