Cliff College: in partnership with UCAN
Cliff College is delighted to announce our new partnership with UCAN, the UK Church Administrators Network. UCAN offers training and resources in support of the important ministry of administration and in our discussions with UCAN we have discovered a synergy and passion for recognising and valuing that spiritual gift.
Cliff will be taking on the certification of UCAN’s distance learning course ‘The Work of a Church Administrator’, as well as developing a short six session online course ‘Introduction to Administrative Ministry’ in spring 2021. Our very popular on-site ‘Certificate in Administrative Ministry’ course will return in the next academic year with UCAN as our partner lead delivering that course.
Church administration is such an important gift – and especially so in these times of pandemic, when administrators have been more visibly connecting the church, as they always have. Our new partnership with UCAN (UK Church Administrators Network) highlights and strengthens our focus on that ministry, and we look forward to sharing their resources, and developing new training opportunities together.
Ian White, Short Course programme lead
UCAN is the UK Church Administrators Network, supporting a membership of over 1600, promoting the spiritual gift of administration within the church through local groups, online resources, training events and conferences.
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