April 2022 - trip to Sierra Leone
In early April 2022 Andrew Stobart, Matt Hartley and Kathryn Young visited the Methodist Church in Sierra Leone (MCSL) and the College of Theology and Management and Church Training Centre. They met with the Conference/Connexional Team, the College and mission partners Rachel and Sylvester Deigh.
The visit had been long awaited to follow up a development strategy along with All We Can as Cliff seeks to support MCSL with their training needs. It was a good visit, with time seeking to understand, hearing the requests and working through practicalities of support that Cliff College is able to deliver on.
Over the next three years Cliff hopes to co-design a contextually appropriate training curriculum for lay and ordained roles in MCSL, train initial cohorts of lay pastors, lay preachers and ministers, and train and equip the MCSL to create and deliver vocational training. Cliff's next visit to Sierra Leone to continue this partnership will be in autumn 2022.
Clockwise from top left: Freetown in Sierra Leone; Andrew Stobart with the Bishop, Administrative Bishop and lay Vice-President of the Methodist Church in Sierra Leone; St Augustine's new church building in Freetown; Andrew Stobart with Rachel and Sylvester Deigh, MCB Mission Partners in Sierra Leone; the entrance to the College of Theology and Management and Church Training Centre in Freetown.
The Methodist Doctoral Scholarship
The Methodist Church in Britain is offering a unique opportunity to study at the highest level under the supervision of subject experts at Cliff College.
The Cliff College Trek: 3-6 April
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Cliff Today 2022 - download your copy here
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Hiring: General Kitchen Assistant
Cliff College is now seeking an enthusiastic and positive individual to join our team as a Kitchen Assistant.