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Equipping for Life

Equipping for life

Learning for Discipleship and Ministry

Summer Term
Courses for April – July 2018
Healing Ministry – Saturday 28 April 10am – 4pm Bring a packed lunch, Venue: Church House Oxford Langford Locks Kidlington OX5 1GF, Cost 20
To book go to: http://ldm.eventbrite.co.uk

Starting out in Preaching . – Saturday 19 May 10am – 4pm Bring a packed lunch, Venue: Church House Oxford Langford Locks Kidlington OX5 1GF, Cost 20 (Please note, this course is not intended for Ordinands or LLMs in training) To book go to: http://ldm.eventbrite.co.uk

Christian Discipleship (Level 4: Introductory) – Dates: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 (not May 29) June 5, 12, 19, 26 July 3, Venue: St James Church Oxford Road Gerrards Cross Bucks SL9 7DJ,
Time – 7.15-9.30pm. Cost: £40 for ten sessions
To book go to:http://ldm.eventbrite.co.uk

Christian Discipleship (Level 4: Introductory) – Dates: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23 (not May 30), June 6, 20, 27 (not June 13), July 4
Venue: Church House Oxford Langford Locks Kidlington OX5 1GF
Time – 7.15-9.30pm. Cost: £40 for ten sessions
To book go to:http://ldm.eventbrite.co.uk

Christian Discipleship (Level 4: Introductory) – Dates: April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 (not May 31), June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5
Venue: St Nicolas Church Sutcliffe Avenue Earley, Berks RG6 7JN
Time – 7.15-9.30pm. Cost: £40 for ten sessions
To book go to:http://ldm.eventbrite.co.uk

Old Testament in Context (Level 5: Intermediate) – Dates April 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23 (not May 30) June 13, 20 (not June 27) July 4Venue: Christ Church (Main Hall) Northcourt Road Abingdon OX14 1P
Time: 7.15-9.30pm Cost: £40 for ten sessions
(The course is designed for those who have already attended an Introduction to the Bible course or similar)
To book go to: http://ldm.eventbrite.co.uk

Coming soon
Evening Courses – Autumn Term 2018 (September–December)

Introduction to Mission and Evangelism (Level 4) – Oxford, Berks & Bucks (10 weeks)

Christian Doctrine (Intermediate, Level 5) – Oxford (10 weeks)

Evening Courses – Spring Term 2019 (January–March)

Introduction to the Bible (Level 4) – Oxford, Berks & Bucks (10 weeks)

New Testament Studies (Intermediate, Level 5) (10 weeks)

Saturday Courses

Study Skills • Introduction to Lay Ministry

Introducing the Church of England

Further courses yet to be confirmed, drawn from an ongoing programme of occasional day courses designed to equip for effective ministry, including:

(re)Discovering the Bible

Thinking Theologically – an introduction

Starting out in Preaching

Introducing Communion by Extension

Living Liturgy

Leading Intercessions

Planning and Leading All-age Worship

Working with Older People

Funeral ministry

Offers of venues and suggested topics always welcome.

For Further information:
Equipping for Life: Learning for Discipleship and Ministry
 provided by the Diocese of Oxford as part of our Local Ministry Programme.

How do I sign up for a course? Go to http://ldm.eventbrite.co.uk

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PARISH BUYING

PARISH BUYING

Each year our treasurers, administrators, wardens, and PCCs make buying decisions for their churches which add up to over £147 million across the Church.  To help with all these procurement decisions, the Parish Buying team have put together some buying tips from the experts to help you make the most of your budgets.

Procurement Top Ten Tips The aim of these top tips, and of Parish Buying as a whole, is to save the Church £10,000,000 a year through better procurement decisions; avoiding high costs, misleading contracts, and unnecessary spending

And it doesn’t stop with advice. All Parish Buying contracts are carefully vetted by their Procurement team, with over 55 years combined experience, to ensure your church gets the best deal. You can access all of these contracts by registering for free on the Parish Buying website, or contacting the team on 0800 368 0887 or info@parishbuying.org.uk

Faculty Application System

Faculty application system now available online

Posted on 4th January, 2016

We are now able to offer the option of applying online for faculties or List B (archdeacon’s) permissions. A guidance note on the online system and how to register is available here:http://www.oxford.anglican.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Online-Faculty-Application-System-guidance-note.pdf

We are still able to accept applications via email and post, however, we hope that you find the online system a useful way to track your application and submit documents.