Right everyone, here's something really important for us DDs. Rev Ian McIntosh, head of ministry formation for Ministry Division, has sent me his first draft of formation criteria for Distinctive Deacons for IME 1 (only). (IME stands for Initial Ministerial Education, and is for the phase of training that happens on theological courses or theological … Continue reading NEW FORMATION QUALITIES FOR DISTINCTIVE DEACONS IME 1
He agrees that it would be an excellent idea to start moving towards some kind of national network
At last! We've been waiting for these for a couple of years. … our work of discernment explores a call to ministry which is relational …. missional … collaborative …. diverse and adaptive. The House of Bishops has approved and commended a new Shared Discernment Process. Bishop Mark Tanner writes (It) … is designed to … Continue reading SHARED DISCERNMENT PROCESS Renewed candidate qualities and discernment processes 2019
7 May is Vocations Sunday, and Ministry Division has prepared a resources pack: http://churchofengland.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50eac70851c7245ce1ce00c45&id=1d00cd8ba0&e=721dd91ad2 A chance for us deacons to preach about our vocation!