Lifelong Learning

What is ?

Lifelong learning means that learning and development doesn’t stop at licensing  – we are all challenged to continue to learn and grow in faith. 

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Continuous Ministerial Development (CMD) is very varied throughout the dioceses, and the CRC felt that one way we could serve LLMs nationally is to offer blended learning courses – complementing what is already available through your diocese.  A questionnaire was distributed to all Wardens of Readers and the results from 42 dioceses were that this would be well received. 

Blended learning has two main elements. First, you sign up to a particular course through the website, and complete 4-6 sessions online over 4-6 weeks (or longer).  We then encourage dioceses or groups of dioceses to hold formation and application days once a term where LLMs who have completed an online course could get together and discuss how this is going to be applied to your ministry, what difference it will make to your living faith, and give some accountability for change.  In other words, it is not just online learning, there will be opportunity for actually applying what you learn.  If you are not able to attend the day, we are also considering using online webinars.

We are approaching some well known teachers, theologians and organisations to work with us to produce the courses. 


We are launching our first modules on 25 April 2020, at the CRC conference

We are using a learning platform (Moodle) developed by Church House – our ‘Transforming Ministry’ site.  We aim to make it as straightforward as possible to enrol on a course through our website. Enrol on a course

Currently the modules will be free to LLMs, and we hope to access grants to fund future modules.

Coming April 2020!

Blended learning modules for all Licensed Lay (Reader) Ministers!

We are launching our first two modules in April 2020 - watch this space for more details early 2020.

Examples of modules under development are:

Communicating Faith in Contemporary Culture
Whole life preaching
Leading from the second chair
Focal ministry

Our modules are available to complete at your own pace.
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We need to refill the reservoir from which we teach the faith, enable mission, and lead in church and society through study of the Bible, theology and, therefore, continuous ministerial development (CMD).  If we are ‘running on empty’ we have little to give.

Ruth Haldane (CRC Training Project Manager)