Worship: Leading and Preaching Summer School

Our two August 2019 Summer Schools offer a variety of teaching streams to choose from, covering the two different streams of Bible & Prayer in week 1 (29th July – 2nd August) and four streams within Worship: Leading and Preaching in week 2 (5th-9th August).

Worship: Leading and Preaching student testimonies: ‘Deepened my faith and my understanding of God’, ‘Renewing, refreshing and re-orientation!’, ‘The short few days have had a potentially life-long impact on my Christian journey – something I simply was not expecting – but God has worked powerfully through Cliff’, ‘I have met some wonderful people, all with the light of God in them’, ‘I have been inspired, enthused and encouraged by the whole experience. The lectures and the fellowship were wonderful’, ‘Huge inspiration’, ‘Engaging with other students made the learning experience communal and fun’, ‘My calling has been re-affirmed and I have been supported every step of the way’.

Find out more about our Worship: Leading and Preaching Summer School under Course Details.

Course Details

As well as the dynamic teaching, participants share in social times, meals, devotions, evening worship and reflection. Off site, there are opportunities to visit the national attraction Chatsworth House, just around the corner, go into Bakewell, just 7 miles away, whilst Curbar and Froggatt Edge are just a short walk away for those wanting to put on their boots.

Are you studying to become a Methodist Local Preacher or Worship leader? Then the ‘Worship: Leading and Preaching’ Summer School is for you!   Open to all aged 18 years +.

‘Worship: Leading and Preaching’. Led by a team from the Learning Network of the Methodist Church, and headed up by Bob Bartindale, lead officer for Worship Leaders and Local Preachers in the Methodist Church, Worship: Leading and Preaching is the authorised course for Worship Leaders and Local Preachers in the Methodist Church.

The ‘Worship: Leading and Preaching’ Summer School is designed specifically for those who are currently training to be Worship Leaders and Preachers.  During the week, the sessions will be based on the “Explore” material in Worship Leading and Preaching, and will assume that students have completed the “Prepare” sections prior to the Summer School.  Opportunities for discussion about building portfolios and other aspects of the course will also be available, and we will share worship and fellowship together.  A great opportunity to meet with others from around the country who are in training.

Four streams will be provided for Worship: Leading & Preaching, covering (i) Modules 1 & 2, (ii) Modules 3 & 4, (iii) Modules 5 & 6 and (iv) Modules 7 & 8

Ian White, Cliff College Senior Tutor acts as the the Summer School Co-ordinator, and looks forward to welcoming you on site. 


Costs are £295.00 for all teaching & materials, meals and refreshments, and £415.00 for all teaching & materials, meals, refreshments and accommodation in single study en-suite accommodation. There is a slight reduction for couples sharing a double room. Students already signed onto one of our validated courses are entitled to a subsidy on the teaching aspect of the overall cost.

We are grateful to The Methodist Church for subsidizing part of the overall cost of this key training.

A non refundable deposit of £75.00 secures your place. The balance of fees should be paid on arrival.

Why not book now?! Return the booking form on this page by email to shortcourse@cliffcollege.ac.uk or by post to Summer School Administrator, Cliff College, Calver, Hope Valley S32 3XG. Please contact the college on 01246 584203 if you have any further administrative questions.

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Call: +44 (0) 1246 584200


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