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Certificate in Men’s Ministry


This five-day short course is designed to stretch, inform and inspire. Cliff College is really looking forward to delivering this key and popular course again, and are grateful for the support of Christian Vision for Men.

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The week-long certificate course is delivered via lectures and seminars and has practical as well as theoretical applications. The aim of the short course is to enable new learning with time for personal reflection. Taught onsite at Cliff College, the course seeks to explore new ways of better engaging with men, and leave the student with new skills and resources.

What does it mean for the Church to re-engage with men in our society, and offer them a Christianity that is relevant for them? How can we help men to navigate some of the life issues impacting them especially – and what of supporting their key relationships? This short course is designed for those seeking a way forward for men’s ministry, or just looking for ways to set up and grow effective evangelistic men’s ministry. This is a popular short course, headed up by Michael Cooper (Key Relationships Manager, Church Army) who is passionate about ministry and mission among men, and is run in partnership with Christian Vision for Men. With a pause for the pandemic the course filled up quickly in the previous three years. It is open to men and women.

Subjects covered

  • Ministry tool kits into theology and the Bible
  • Exploring current issues impacting men
  • Understanding apologetics
  • Relationships in family and the workplace
  • Pathways into mentoring and forging disciples
  • How to set up and grow an effective evangelistic men’s ministry
  • Enabling a man-friendly church

Participants gain a Cliff College Certificate by completing the required assessment work following the teaching week. Successful students will be invited to the Cliff College graduation ceremony.

Inspiring, affirming and empowering.

Nigel Sidcup

This was a wonderful week, and I want to thank Cliff College for offering such a rich experience.

Robin Flintshire

'A very important course which the college is delighted to be running again. Reaching the lives of men with the good news of Jesus, and helping to deepen their discipleship is critical for the health of the church and the wider community. This course introduces some of the key concepts and necessary responses to help develop a creative ministry among men. Come and join us at Cliff College.' - Ian White, Senior Tutor, Cliff College

‘With study topics such as evangelism, discipleship, theology, apologetics and tons more, all within a perspective of male culture, graduation from this week-long course will be the perfect platform for any men’s/family workers. I throughly commend it to you.’
- Nathan Blackaby, CEO of Christian Vision for Men

Monday 19 - Friday 23 September 2022.

Booking for this course will open shortly; please contact the administrator on shortcourse@cliffcollege.ac.uk if you have any questions or would like to register your interest.

The cost of £375 includes all teaching materials, tutorial support and meals throughout your stay. Overnight accommodation and breakfast can be booked at a discounted rate for students; details of this will be sent to you via your course confirmation email.

Bookings are made through the Cliff College online shop - payment, either in full or a deposit of £75, can be made by card. If a church, employer or another person or organisation is paying for you to take this course, please complete the booking process and select 'BACs' as your Payment Method on the payment screen. This will complete your order without charging your account, and you will be emailed an invoice which can be forwarded to the party responsible for payment.