Lancashire Methodist District

Learning Network - North West and Mann

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Priorities 2020/2021
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The Christian faith is full of brilliant women and men who have thought hard about what it means to be a Christian in the world. These theologians are the ‘voices’ of our tradition. Why don’t you join our Book Club to hear and engage with those voices (past and present) that have helped to form the vibrant, meaning-packed faith we have today.


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Theology Book Club

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The Christian faith is full of brilliant women and men who have thought hard about what it means to be a Christian in the world. These theologians are the ‘voices’ of our tradition. Why don’t you join our Book Club to hear and engage with those voices (past and present) that have helped to form the vibrant, meaning-packed faith we have today.

WHEN WILL IT BE? 

These are the dates of the Zoom sessions for each of the books. Each session will run from 19:00 - 20:30
Book 1: The Psalms and life of faith by Walter Brueggemann - 5 October | 10 November

Book 2: Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer - 20 January | 30 March 
Book 3: Dwelling in the Household of God by Mary L. Coloe - 5 May | 5 July

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Thinking Theology

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This is an opportunity to think about how we do theology in order that we can help others to ‘think theologically’. Each session will be packed with ideas, tips and theories for facilitating theological enquiry with people in our churches. If you lead worship, bible study groups or fellowship groups - this might be for you …

 Term 1: Models of thinking theologically

 Term 2 and 3: Sources for theological reflection

 30 September - The Wesleyan Quadrilateral

 19 January - Scripture

 22 October - The Pastoral Cycle

 08 February - Tradition

 30 November - Theology as attention

 18 March - Experience

 

 26 April - Reason

 

 20 May - Worship

 

 30 June - Truth


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Theological Reflection in Practice

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This is an opportunity to think about how we do theology in order that we can help others to ‘think theologically’. Each session will be packed with ideas, tips and theories for facilitating theological enquiry with people in our churches. If you lead worship, bible study groups or fellowship groups - this might be for you …

 Death, grieving and the ministry of funerals

 Leadership: collaboration and participation

 23 September - Worship 

 12 January - Worship 

 21 October - Learning and Caring 

 10 February - Learning and Caring 

 12 November - Service 

 11 March - Service

 9 December - Evangelism

 6 May - Evangelism


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What we do

The North West & Mann Learning Network serves the learning and development needs of the Methodist Church in the seven Districts of the Isle of Man, Cumbria, Lancashire, Bolton & Rochdale, Liverpool, Manchester & Stockport and Chester & Stoke-on-Trent.

Kristie LeggThere is a paid staff team of 9 Connexional Team members - in this District Kristie Legg is our primary contact. She looks forward to hearing from you - you can reach her on leggk@methodistchurch.org.uk or 07799 902582.

For more information about the Learning Network's role, team and events, please go to https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-work/learning/network-regions/north-west-mann-region/ Whilst there you can sign up to our newsletter to get the latest info and resources to support your ministry and church life.


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What we do

The North West & Mann Learning Network staff team are members of the Connexional team, and as regional workers also work as part of the North West & Mann Learning & Development Network.  
 

The North West & Mann Learning Network serves the learning and development needs of the Methodist Church in the seven Districts of the Isle of Man, Cumbria, Lancashire, Bolton & Rochdale, Liverpool, Manchester & Stockport and Chester & Stoke-on-Trent.  

We are a network of volunteers including District Local Preachers' tutors and secretaries, Local Preachers' portfolio moderators, District officers, Pioneer ministries' mentors, safeguarding trainers and many more skilled teachers, facilitators and enablers.  Linking all this and more together are the paid Connexional staff team in the NWM Learning Network (LN).  Together we all make up the NWM Learning and Development Network.  
 

The NWM Learning and Development Forum is made up of the seven Chairs of the Districts and the Learning Network staff in the North West & Mann.  The Forum has six areas of work which it has decided are the focus of the learning & development work in this region, alongside local Circuits asking us to work alongside them, and work directed by Methodist Conference, and this is how our work plan is put together:
 

The following is not an exhaustive list so please contact a member of the regional team if you have a piece of work or project you would like to develop.