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The Certificate in Theology & Discipleship for Mission helps you to develop your understanding of God's call in your life. Through in-depth study of the Gospel of Mark, theological reflection, and personal engagement with the materials, guests, and teachers, you will gain deeper knowledge of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, how others have made that journey in mission, and how the Spirit is leading you in the Way of Christ.

There will be:

  • sharing of ideas and experiences, articles and resources to read & books to explore.

  • speakers telling how their faith has led them into different sorts of mission of word and deed.

  • monthly assignments, designed to help you on your journey.

We will meet by Zoom every other Monday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for a total of 15 sessions over the course of the year. We will not meet during the holidays.

Work is not marked. Feedback from other students as well as the course leaders, is given about the ideas presented, and further reading or points that might help you develop your own understanding.

“The respect we have had for each other has been a real blessing, because it has felt like a completely safe space to share thoughts, questions, doubts and fears”.

For more information:

CTDM 22-23 Course Information

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Unlocking the Bible in Urban Communities.


Our life experience matters; our stories; our joys and sorrows. The Bible has plenty to say - more than we'll ever know - about our lives if we know how to read it and apply it; to ‘Unlock’ it. For many people, especially those in urban communities, hearing about Unlock's approach to Bible engagement brings a eureka moment as they discover a way forward with a fringe group that doesn’t relate to traditional Bible studies or formal church meetings.


Unlock training will give you and your team the knowledge and confidence to apply this approach to your own local context and to share it with others.


Unlock was able to deliver a handful of training days at the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020 before the pandemic brought us up short! They were well received. This was one of them.


In the past we have provided training for a wide range of different denominations, churches, and organisations; accommodating anything from 6 to 40 people. These events are enjoyable as well as informative and can be arranged for a location and time to suit your staff and/or volunteers. Charges are modest; designed to cover our costs.


We are now arranging Unlock Training events for the last quarter of 2022 and throughout 2023. We’d be happy to talk the options through with you and always do our best to tailor our offer to your specific needs.


Attached you will find our training leaflet and a sample poster.  I have also enclosed details of an Unlock Training event planned for Sunderland in September, to which anyone is welcome provided they book. Please pass this information on within your networks and contact us if you’d like to know more about what we can offer.


Best wishes



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Are you engaged in mission with, or feel that God may be calling you to work in, marginalised communities? Are you wondering what it means to discover God in low-income neighbourhoods, prisons, social justice initiatives, among the homeless community or a myriad of other seemingly forgotten groups? If yes, then our mission on the margins practitioner track could be for you.

The urban life group are a great outfit .. among its leaders are my friends/ colleagues Anna Ruddick and Andrew Grinnell

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