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? 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, the Certificate in Men’s Ministry is offered in autumn 2020, and is a week-long course designed to stretch, inform and inspire. Cliff College is really looking forward to working alongside Christian Vision for Men as we deliver this key course together. This is a popular course, and in the last three years the course has filled up quickly. There are only 30 places on this course, so book early!
What previous students say: “Inspiring, affirming and empowering” (Nigel, Sidcup), “This was a wonderful week, and I want to thank CVM and Cliff College.” (Robin, Flintshire)
Nathan Blackaby, CEO of Christian Vision for Men makes this invitation: ‘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. Join us at the top-quality venue of Cliff College in the amazing Peak District for a culture shifting week.’
The week is delivered via lectures and seminars, and has practical as well as theoretical applications. Hosted by Ian White, Senior Tutor, Cliff College, the week is led by Michael Cooper, Christian Vision for Men National Director, England & Scotland, with contributions by expert men’s ministry practitioners including Jonathan Sherwin (CVM Apologetics) and Annabel Clarke (Chartered Senior Specialist Educational Psychologist). The aim of the course is to enable new learning with time for personal reflection. The course seeks to explore new ways of better engaging with men, and leave the student with new skills and resources.
Subject areas include:
- 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 man-friendly church
‘This is an important addition to our range of courses, and allows us to explore an often forgotten area of Christian ministry – how do we reach, engage and disciple men? As well as offering some useful ‘ministry tool kits’, the week explores the key issues facing men in our society, how we can better support healthy relationships, and how we can grow a men’s ministry. We are really looking forward to working again with our friends Christian Vision for Men!’ – Ian White; Programme Leader; Short Course Programme, Cliff College.
‘At Christian Vision for Men we are really stoked about working with Cliff College on this key course in Men’s Ministry. With the numbers of men in church declining over the years, more and more churches across the UK are seeing the need to play their part in arresting that decline. The Men’s Ministry Training Course is a chance for you to invest in building up your church’s Christian men in their walk with Jesus and, most vitally, equipping them to bring their ‘not-yet-believing’ mates into that same relationship with the Saviour.‘ – Nathan Blackaby, CEO, Christian Vision for Men.
Students say of the Short Course certificate programme: “It was all totally invaluable and I wouldn’t change a thing.” “Informative, challenging, reflective, resourcing, encouraging, enabling and empowering.” “It will be hard to hold me back on things I will do! I need to go back, reflect, pray, discern the next steps. But as a ‘way of doing and being’, it’s been brilliant to take that away.”
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.
Cliff College Certificate in Men’s Ministry: Monday 21st – Friday 25th September 2020
The cost of £450.00 includes all teaching materials, tutorial support, board and accommodation in single en suite rooms.
A non refundable deposit of £75.00 secures your place and is payable on your acceptance of the place offered. The balance of fees should be paid on arrival or before.
For booking or more details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01246 584203
Why not pass on this opportunity to men you know? Downloadable leaflet on this page.