Diocese of Norwich offers Ministry To Fathers Training
The Diocese of Norwich Children Youth and Families Team is hosting a Ministry To Fathers Training Day on Saturday July 21.
The national Bible Reading Fellowship initiative ‘Who Let The Dads Out?’ offers this training day for those interested in this developing area of ministry to fathers. The training gets to grips with why and how to engage with men wherever they are on their fatherhood journey.
The training day, which is for church leaders, workers and volunteers (both men and women), will explore some of the theology around the role of fathers and father-figures, the need for intentional and specific ministry, the social and spiritual benefits and some practical approaches.
Tony Sharp, Who Let The Dads Out? National Coordinator says:-
“We certainly pack a lot into every Ministry to Fathers training day – looking at father/child relationships and God as father, good and bad dads of the bible, how society has viewed fatherhood through the ages, and of course digging into practical ways of reaching out to fathers in our communities. The men and women who attend are hugely engaged and contribute extensively, have a great laugh as they learn, and leave feeling equipped and inspired to develop new or existing work with dads and father figures. We are thrilled that the Diocese is able to host this day in July and we are looking forward to being in Norwich”.
Simon Fenn, right, Head of Mission at Cromer Church, who attended a Ministry to Fathers training weekend at Cliff College in 2016, found the training helpful for reflecting on the 'Who Let The Dads Out?' groups he oversees, as well as gaining new skills and insight into this vital area of ministry. He comments:-
“The training was very inspiring, informative and affirming. It enabled me to see the bigger picture that Men’s Ministry can play as a catalyst for encouraging and developing a holistic approach to families. I found the discussions about the role of fathers and father figures in biblical, historical and contemporary families particularly insightful. There was a good balance between theology and practical approaches to reaching fathers and the training gave me space to learn and reflect.”
The training will take place on Saturday July 21, 10am - 4pm, at Diocesan House, 109 Dereham Road, Easton, Norwich, NR9 5ES.
The training day costs £10 per person and refreshments will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.
Please book in advance online at: https://www.dioceseofnorwich.org/event?id=10059
When booking online please give the names of all attendees and details of any dietary requirements by adding an order note at the 'Order Confirmation' stage of the checkout process.