Education and support

The remit of the Education and Support Section of the Ministries Council is to:

  • Develop and implement patterns of enquiry and assessment and vocational guidance which enable the identification of appropriately called and gifted people to train for recognised ministries

  • Develop and implement training patterns for those accepted into training for the recognised ministries of the Church

  • Enable the transfer of people from other denominations into the ministries of the Church

  • Deliver pastoral support to those involved in the recognised ministries of the Church through the development and resourcing of local pastoral networks, direct one-to-one engagement and the provision of occupational health support, counselling, mediation and conflict resolution services

  • Promoting and provide vocational guidance and life-long learning opportunities for ministries personnel through in-service events, self-appraisal processes and a study leave programme