'To Love and Serve the Lord' course - Advance notice
The Diocese of Lincoln course entitled 'To Love and Serve the Lord' will be offered by the Loveden and Grantham Deaneries starting on Thursday 10 June 2021. The course meets several needs. It's appropriate for those who simply wish to learn more about their faith; it provides a discernment process for those exploring a possible call to Authorised Lay Ministry; it provides the initial module for ALM training; and it's also appropriate for existing ALMs who wish to do a refresher course.
There are 16 sessions, which will be delivered on Thursday evenings (7:00pm to 9:00pm). The first seven sessions will run from 10 June to 22 July 2021 (inclusive), by Zoom. The next nine sessions will start on Thursday 9 September 2021, in-person at Grantham House, Castlegate, Grantham NG31 6SS. It will also be possible to join those sessions by Zoom. (Dates after 9 September have yet to be announced.)
The course leader is the Revd Canon Geraldine Pond (former Director of Vocations, Diocese of Derby); and the team of course tutors comprises lay and ordained ministers from a range of parishes in the two deaneries. The diocesan Warden of Lay Ministry has been invited to attend a couple of sessions to meet participants. At the end of the course, she will engage in a conversation about 'what next' in relation to living out faith in everyday life or offering for a specific ministry.
A course book is provided to each participant, free of charge; and there is no charge for participation in the course. If you may be interested in following the course, please speak to your incumbent. If you wish to register for the course, please email the Deanery Administrator, Grantham Deanery (firstname.lastname@example.org).