Learning Network Events

The Learning Network seeks to facilitate a variety of gathered events in the District and local events in Circuits according to needs and Connexional requirements. Bespoke training is available on request and additional opportunities are available for informal learning and support.
Details of confirmed events and those in planning are below. For more information contact the LN staff.

Learning Conversations – dates/venues and times by request. Informal gatherings for ministers and lay workers to consider areas of practice and learning needs. If this is something you would find useful in your church/circuit contact Lorraine Darlow to arrange date and venue darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

Youth & Family Ministries ForumINVITE ONLY
An opportunity for those, in paid roles or significant volunteer leadership roles, who are shaping work with children and families, young people, or developing community work across the district to gather together.

Dates for 2020:

February
Trainer Refresher Training – 22nd Feb, Stirling Methodist Church, 10.30am-3.30pm, lunch provided.
This day is for all Trainers who are delivering the Foundation Module in Creating Safer Space. Whether you have been training for several years or more, or only just started, this day is for you! It aims to refresh knowledge and understanding and delivery of the NEW foundation module materials. All trainers must complete this new training before delivering the new Foundation Module.

Please book a place using the link:  https://trainer_refresher_training.eventbrite.co.uk

March 
Bible Month Event – 21st Mar
, ONLINE, 10.30am-3.30pm.
Bible Month is an opportunity for churches to spend 30 days focused on a single biblical book. In 2020, Bible Month will focus on the beautiful story of Ruth. In preparation for this, we are providing resources via dedicated webpages and Facebook to host an online experience.

For more information about Bible Month visit http://www.preachweb.org/biblemonth

To register your participation, please use the link https://bible_month_training_day_ruth.eventbrite.co.uk

April
Day 2 Circuit Stewards Induction Training
– 18th April, Livingston United Parish Church, Forth Valley Circuit, 10.30am-4pm, lunch provided.
The role of circuit steward is one of the key lay ministries in Methodism and so deserves the best support and training possible to do the work effectively. This material has been designed to help strengthen the stewards’ work through activity, conversation and reflection. This day covers modules three and four of the training course, with some additional reading and optional homework following each session. It is designed for new circuit stewards as part of their induction programme (plus the Creating Safer Space Foundation Module 2020), but is also a great way for existing circuit stewards to participate in continuing professional development by opting to do one or more modules.
You do not need to have completed Day 1 to participate in this day as modules are stand alone.
To book, please use the link:  https://circuit_stewards_induction_day2.eventbrite.co.uk

May
District Safeguarding Support Day
9th May, Stirling Methodist Church, 10.30am-3.30pm – lunch included.
An opportunity to meet with others in safeguarding roles across the district, and reflect together on developments,  plans and case studies. Please book a place using the booking link https://district_safeguarding_day_may2020.eventbrite.co.uk

Supervision Development Day for Supervisees and Supervisors12th May, Edinburgh
This day offers a full day of development for those Supervisors (Superintendent Ministers and others appointed to this role) already trained in Supervision within the Methodist Church, and a briefing day for all Supervisees (Ministers) within the Scotland District.
10.30pm-4.00pm for Supervisors, including refreshments from 10am and lunch at 1pm
1.30pm-6.30pm for Supervisees, including lunch at 1pm (optional) and dinner at 7pm (optional)
Accommodation can be provided on 11th or 12th May for any participant who requires it.
Please confirm attendance by booking here:  Supervision Development Day Edinburgh

Tutor training for Worship Leader and Local Preacher Courses 13th May, Edinburgh
This day provides learning and development for newly appointed tutors who will be delivering the WLP Course within the Methodist Church. Participation in this event is by arrangement with the District Tutor, Jill Baker. If you are interested in this event and reside in a different region, please contact the Learning Network darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

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