Throughout the pandemic, Cliff College has continued to support the work of United Theological College in Harare, an ecumenical training college which also trains ministers for the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. It was encouraging to see all at UTC in good spirits, and Andrew was given the opportunity to deliver a lecture for students and faculty (entitled ‘From Everywhere To Everywhere: Forming Christian Identity in Global Perspective’) in their new, nearly-finished lecture hall. Ashley preached at the English service at Trinity Methodist Church in Harare as well as for the college community service, and Kathryn provided assistance to the College’s IT team as they roll out online capabilities supported by Cliff College’s TheologyX learning platform.
Cliff's team were warmly welcomed by our partners at United Theological College, as well as by the Presiding Bishop and General Secretary of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. We are grateful for strategic conversations that will enable us to collaborate together on training for the Church in Zimbabwe, as well as sharing the rich resources of their faith and learning with our students and staff at Cliff.
April 2022 - trip to Sierra Leone
Three of our staff visited the Methodist Church in Sierra Leone to discuss training for lay and ordained people and further learning development
New Cliff College programme - Foundations for Mission and Ministry
A new programme from Cliff College, the Foundations for Mission and Ministry (launching in September 2022) will prepare and equip people to serve God inside and outside the church.
Bible, Gender and Church Research Centre receives AHRC grant
The grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council will fund research around the theme of 'Abusing God: Reading the Bible in the #MeToo Age'.
The Cliff College Trek: 11-14 April 2022
Join Cliff College as they retrace the route of the last Cliff Trek from 1960. In partnership with the Lancashire Methodist District, the Trek will start in Leyland and finish in Morecambe.