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Learning and development across the connexion is delivered by Districts and the Discipleship and Ministries Learning Network (DMLN).

The work for the DMLN has four aims:

  • nurturing and equipping Christ-like disciples
  • challenging and equipping mission-shaped communities
  • forming and equipping those who share in lay and ordained ministry
  • enabling and encouraging creative thinkers in an environment of scholarship, research and innovation.

The DMLN functions in...

 

There are three districts covered by the East Central Region: Lincolnshire, Nottingham & Derby and Northampton. East Central DMLN team is headed up by a Regional Co-ordinator who is supported by 3 Learning & Development Officers.  As well as working more broadly, each post-holder has a remit for one of three specialisms.

See the website for East Central Learning Network Region at
http://www.methodist.org.uk/learning/network-regions/east-central-region

Jane Bingham | Regional Coordinator | Church & Community 

Jane has worked within the learning and development field for the Methodist Church for a number of years and as a consequence has been involved in many initiatives including a gathered model of LP training. Prior to that she worked as a training professional & manager, amongst other things, in the public and private sectors including the worlds of banking, outsourced customer service, power generation, the NHS and the civil service.

Email: binghamj@methodistchurch.org.uk   Mobile: 07799 900487

Gill Thomas | Learning & Development Officer | Church & Community         

Gill has a background in Youth & Community Work & FE teaching. She has worked for the statutory and charity sectors in various parts of England —Lancashire, Merseyside, Wiltshire, Northumberland and RAF Stations in the Midlands & North.  Her passions lie in social justice and equipping people to be the change in their world.

Email: thomasg@methodistchurch.org.uk   Mobile: 07799 902581

Nigel Pimlott | Learning & Development Officer | Discipleship

Nigel has spent much of his adult life working with young people, youth workers, churches and community organisations, most notably for Frontier Youth Trust.  As a trainer, thinker, strategist and coach he has a passion for mission, innovation, creativity and helping people make a difference in the world. He has written several books — Youth Work After Christendom, Glimpses, and Embracing the Passion.

E-mail: pimlottn@methodistchurch.org.uk   Mobile: 07799 900468

Adam Sanders | Learning & Development Officer | Discipleship

Adam was previously Mission & Development worker at Central Hall, Coventry where he was responsible for worship development and work with young adults.  Adam also pastors Jazz Community Church in Birmingham.  He has a particular passion for discipleship, contemplative spirituality, church growth, lay ministry and new forms of church.                                                                                                                           E-mail: sandersa@methodistchurch.org.uk   Mobile:  07799 900467

 

 

Dates for your Diary

November

7th

Worship: Leading & Preaching  -  Tutor and Mentor training

Loughborough

9th

Worship: Leading & Preaching  -  Tutor and Mentor training

Burton Rd Methodist, Lincoln

15th

Lay Workers Induction: Part 2  - the  second of 2-day induction training for new Lay Workers in our region

 

18th

‘Growing through Conflict’ - a time to think about facilitating difficult          conversations and develop skills

Sapcote

24th-26th

‘3Generate’ - an action-packed and  inspiring weekend for hearing the voice of children and young people across the Methodist Church

Southport

30th

‘Space’ – a whole-day opportunity for  refreshment and renewal ‘away from it all’

 

January

20th

‘Create’ - a day for leaders of worship looking at creative approaches

Horncastle

29th

Cliff Certificate in Administrative Ministry  - a week-long course for those working as administrators within all  church       contexts

Cliff College

February

1st

Worship: Leading & Preaching  -  Tutor and Mentor training

Derby

24th

‘Acts 29’ - Northampton District event for young people

Northampton

27th

‘Time to Reflect: Part One’ - a gathering for those approaching the 4th year of probation

Cliff College

March

5th

‘Connecting Disciples’ – an event for Lay Workers

High Leigh (tbc)

10th

‘Joined Up’ – a conference for youth workers and ministers

Sheffield

24th

Bible Month – A day looking at ‘Jonah’ (this year’s chosen book)

Burbage Methodist Church

April

10th

‘Time to Reflect: Part Two’ – a gathering for those  approaching the 4th year of probation

Cliff College

21st

Representative Synods – Lincolnshire &   Nottingham & Derby

 

28th

Representative Synod - Northampton

 

May

12th

‘Being God’s People’ – a day looking at    current ethical issues

Loughborough

June

9th

Children’s Spirituality and Ministry Day

 

23rd

Regional Local Preacher & Worship Leader Tutor and Mentors Gathering

 

July

14th

‘Space’ – a whole-day opportunity for refreshment and renewal ‘away from it all’

 

 

 


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