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Taking seriously the flourishing of the whole person in their context
We aim to create an environment in which developmental learning is recognized as a hallmark of professional good practice as well as a central aspect of discipleship. It is also a means by which we exercise grateful stewardship of the talents which God has entrusted to us, both as individuals and as the Church.
Learning and development is interpreted in broad terms: effective CMD may take the form of retreats, mentoring or accessing work consultancy or coaching (for example through our network of Ministry Accompaniers) as well as training courses, theological programmes or conferences.
Advice and assistance in helping clergy and licensed lay ministers to access other forms of training, development, study and support which may be appropriate for them is always available from the CMD team, and we are also ready and willing to discuss access to vocational advice, spiritual direction and any needs arising from your Ministry Development Review.
St George’s Trust gives grants of up to £350 for clergy sabbaticals.
Ecclesiastical Ministry Bursary Awards offer funding for sabbaticals.
A grant from the Bayne Benefaction may also be appropriate when funding a sabbatical - see below.
More funding sources will be added soon. Please contact us for more information.