Continuing Ministry DevelopmentIMYC edited

As a church we are committed to encouraging all people to grow in their  discipleship and further develop their ministry skills.  Edgehill College works in collaboration with IMYC to do this in a number of  ways:



This is a series of seminars for those in ordained and probationary ministry, and for employed vocational layworkers.  The latter group will include  pastoral assistants, children and family workers and youth workers.

Attendance at CMD seminars may be used to count towards the 20 hours (pro rata) of courses/training/professional development which ordained ministers and lay  workers in paid employment are required to undertake during each Connexional year.

2017/18 CMD Programme:


Preaching                                                      28 September 2017

Marriage and Family                                    12 October 2017

Theology of Pastoral Care                             7 December 2017

Children’s Work – Assemblies                    25 January 2018 (please note this date has been changed from that                                                                                                                                         originally shown in the college prospectus.)

Quiet Day Retreat                                        20 February 2018


Personality and Spirituality                        22 November 2017


Mental Health                                                March 2018 (tbc)

Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars are held at Edgehill College, Belfast from 10 am – 4 pm.  A nominal charge of £5 will be requested on the day to cover expenses.  To facilitate catering arrangements, you are asked to register for seminars in advance.  Email



 Confirmed for 2017/18


Parenting                                     Saturday, 24th February 2018

ETC and IMYC are continually looking at ways to support local congregations in exploring what it means to be whole-life disciples – learning to see church, community and home life as the context for ministry.  We want to equip and enable people to be kingdom-builders, partnering with God in his mission.

We are willing to work in collaboration with local congregations,  circuits or Districts to help identify specific training needs and provide resources.   Training workshops are offered throughout the year and details circulated through ministers and local  secretaries as appropriate.

Seminars we hope to run in the current Connexional year will look at   issues such as dementia care, Messy Church, understanding employment responsibilities in a church context, and how to run meetings well.  It is planned that these seminars will be held in a variety of venues throughout the Connexion.



Edgehill is continuing to pilot the new training course for Local Preachers, ‘Worship: Leading & Preaching’, in association with the Connexional    Local Preachers’ Committee.  This course develops skills for preaching and leading worship as well as providing an opportunity to deepen knowledge and understanding of the Bible and Christian teaching.  It consists of eight modules and all the material is accessed online, including any required reading.  In addition there are three group sessions for each module led by Edgehill staff.  We would welcome enquiries from anyone interested in being part of the second pilot group starting in September 2017.

For further information, or to discuss opportunities for lay training please contact