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.
Cliff Festival 2024: Rerouted
Cliff Festival 2024 runs from 24-27 May and is titled 'Rerouted: Making peace on the journey'. You can buy your tickets here!
Hiring: Research Fellow in New Places for New People (NPNP)
Cliff College are seeking to recruit a full-time Research Fellow in New Place for New People.
The Beauty of God - a new book from Ben Pugh
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Luke in the Holy Land - a study tour with Cliff College
The 12-day ‘Luke in the Holy Land’ study tour is based in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Nazareth and encourages us to consider how we read Scripture contextually against the backdrop of the land.