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:


2018/19 CMD Programme:

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.

CMD Seminars, Belfast

Thursday, 18 October               Navigating Conflict

Thursday, 22nd November     Collaborative Leadership

Thursday, 21 February             Intergenerational Church

Wednesday, 28 March             Spiritual MOT

Open Seminars

Saturday, 1 December             Preaching, led by Neil Hudson

Date to be confirmed              Dementia Care, led by Sally Campton


The Director of Ministry, in collaboration with the Learning and Development Officer and IMYCD, devises and delivers a         programme of professional development for ordained ministers, and for lay workers and youth workers employed by MCI.

In addition to professional development, Edgehill and IMYCD are continually looking at ways to support local congregations      wishing to grow and develop ministries in church life, local communities and home.  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.



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.

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