The role of the Learning Network is to equip and resource the Church through a wide range of contextually relevant learning and development opportunities. Sharing responsibility with others within the Connexional Team and key stakeholders within the districts, circuits and churches.
Cliff College is a centre for theological education and missional and evangelistic training. Established in 1904 and set in the heart of the Peak District, we offer degrees, MA and PhD study, gap year opportunities, short courses and so much more. At Cliff we encounter the living God; are equipped to share his message; and sent out to engage people with the good news of the gospel.
The Methodist e-Academy is an initiative of Methodist Churches in Europe to meet the challenge of equipping people for ordained and lay leadership, so that they can equip Methodist churches to bear faithful and effective witness to God’s enlightening, forgiving and transforming grace and thus become agents for personal and social renewal manifesting and anticipating God’s reign. It focuses on courses in Methodist Studies designed as supplementary or further education for lay and ordained leaders.
Taketime meditations use your imagination to provide a calm, comfortable space in which to meet God. Anyone can use these meditations, regardless of background or religion, and you can meditate anywhere you like. Taketime creates weekly meditations which can be listened to from the website or app and we also offer training for those wishing to use the meditations for ministry or discipleship.
We believe that every community has the power to transform its present and define its own future. We work with people of all faiths, through local churches and communities, equipping them with the tools and the confidence that they need to work together, take responsibility for their own development and achieve holistic change. They identify their problems, find lasting solutions and take actions so that they are self-reliant, resilient and have an improved standard of living and an active faith.
Effective Leadership in a culturally complex world requires a combination of Cultural Intelligence and cross-cultural experience. The Perkins Global Theological Education Program prepares Christian leaders for culturally complex churches and communities. Through seminars and significant immersion experiences in other cultures we prepare our students for lifelong growth in cultural intelligence and cross-cultural competence. Students gain firsthand experience in building intercultural relationships, resolving cultural conflicts, and guiding intercultural ventures.
The Children’s Ministry Network (CMN) is an official network of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) and was constituted in 1972. It was previously called The Consultative Group on Ministry among Children (CGMC). It exists to bring together all those with national responsibility for work with children in denominations and Christian agencies who are in sympathy with the aims and objectives of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.
Situated eleven kilometers East of Harare, the United Theological College (hereinafter called the UTC) is the oldest and biggest Protestant Ecumenical Seminary in sub-Saharan Africa. This unique school was founded by the Wesleyan Methodist in 1954 and was then named Epworth Theological College. In the 1960s the mainline protestant Churches became shareholders in the College hence the change of name to United Theological College, in 1976, to reflect the institution’s Ecumenical nature. The UTC has continued to serve as the unique center for pastoral formation and leadership development not only for the Zimbabwean Church but across the continent. This College is home to just over four hundred (+400) persons (including children). This Institution trains Christian Pastors and equips them with practical and relevant skills of ministry response to the socio- political challenges and moral decadency. This is done through authentic and contextual theological discourse which enables awareness for rethinking the mission and role of the Church in a changing world order. Through such programs, a conscience to action is being realized through Christian education programs that emphasizes Christian ethics, norms and values which promote the common good of all.
The Methodist Church Sierra Leone is one of the largest and oldest mainline Protestant denominations in Sierra Leone, who trace their roots back to the missionary work of the Wesleyan Methodist Church Great Britain. The Methodist Church Sierra Leone was part of the Methodist Church Great Britain and became autonomous in 1967.
The Church membership is widely representative of all sections of the society with a strong lay leadership and with increasing participation by women in responsible positions.
The membership of the Methodist Church Sierra Leone is circa 50,000 with 93 minister including supernumeraries and probationers and circa 244 Societies. It currently manages 2 pre-schools, 128 primary schools and 23 secondary schools.
The Council of Bishops is made up of all active and retired bishops of The United Methodist Church. Their training ministry is called “United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training” (UMEIT), and the courses offered here are a part of that ministry. For more information please see www.unitedmethodistbishops.org.