Courses and Retreats

Courses & Retreats

Life together- Livability

This is a course recommended by one of our churches who found it invaluable in developing our work in the community. For more details click here

Facing challenging times

We live in times which make demands on leaders in every context. The pace can result in stress that seems unrelenting. Burn-out is common; resilience is essential.

In the anxious climate of society as a whole, leaders in church contexts can feel particularly vulnerable. They know that self-sacrifice goes with the territory, but this is something more. Everything is put to the test: attitude, approach, and awareness of risks. Ministry in the church can seem like a bottomless pit of expectations.

Such pressure presents challenges, both spiritual and practical. How to take clear and considered action? How to read the context? How to know yourself and understand others, so that responsibility can be properly shared?

Want to be better equipped?

This workshop is designed for people who are part of a church’s leadership group (eg a staff team, ministry team, eldership, diaconate, church council), especially those with pastoral responsibility. The aim is to give you fresh confidence, and renewed hope. Full details click here

York Courses

LIFE TO THE FULL?   A 4-session ecumenical course for discussion groups  – ideal for Advent(or any time of year)

Modern mindfulness techniques stress the importance of emptying yourself in order to feel better inside. Not so with the Christian faith. Our chief pursuit is fullness. ‘I have come so that they may have life, and have it to the full’, says Jesus Christ. And yet – if we’re honest – it doesn’t always feel like that. This course explores what it might actually mean to experience fullness in the midst of our messy lives. What does it look like? Why does it seem so elusive? What causes us to run on empty? And how can we lead others to experience this fullness? 

DARING TO SEE GOD NOW is a 5-session ecumenical course for discussion groups  – ideal for Lent (or any time of year) Comprises course booklet, audio  and transcript.

For more details visit: www.yorkcourses.co.uk or email:  info@yorkcourses.co.uk

Retreats

For those committed to deepening their journey with God, the quiet day programme offered by Sacrista Prebend in Southwell might be just the thing. Their day programme can be found here.