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Pastoral Ministry Training

Both Ordained & Commissioned Ministers are required to complete a pastoral ministry training programme prior to their ordination or commissioning.

This training will include completion of biblical and theological study through an approved provider, and a personalised development and training programme through Wesley Ministry Institute.

This programme begins with a one year programme as a recognised Ministry Student.

Ministry students who are accepted for training toward ordained ministry are then required to complete a further two year programme as a Licensed Minister.

Further training requirements for Commissioned Ministers are determined by their particular ministry context.

 
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Pastoral Ministry Training Pathways

Commissioned Ministry Track

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Ordained Ministry Track

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Pastoral Ministry Training Programme

During each year of our ministry training programme, students will participate in:

  • 4 Ministry Training Intensives – each Intensive is delivered as 4 Teaching Blocks - 2-hour Session fortnightly (onsite or via distance learning)
  • Understanding the Self – access tools and coaching to understand your personality, leadership style, strengths & weaknesses (e.g., MBTI, Strength Finder Coaching, Enneagram etc.)
  • 8 Skill Development Workshops – opportunities to hone practical ministry skills, preaching, leading small groups, leading meetings, financial management etc. and learn from skilled practitioners 
  • Supervised Ministry Experience - practical field experience in a ministry placement 
  • Regular Reflection & Evaluation
  • Cohort Connections (in-person and online opportunities to connect with others engaged in ministry training)

Applications for 2022 open 1 November 2021 and close 4 February 2022.

Ministry Student Application Form

*Ministry Students applying to enter the Licensed Ministry Training track will receive application forms and information as part of their annual review process.