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2023 Ministers’ Summer School

Event — 25th April 2023

Ministers’ Summer School 2023: Shapes for Living

Relating, Praying, Working, Playing, Growing

Programme adapted from the themes found in the Diocese of Gloucester Seeking Shapes for Living course

Book in today!

  • Where: Nazarene Theological College, Didsbury
  • Cost: £60 for meals and full programme; £30 for Wednesday only; £15 for Tuesday or
    Thursday only

All accommodation this year is off-site and needs to be booked separately. We hope this gives you the flexibility of price and location.

Local accommodation options to explore:

  • Luther King House
  • Travelodge Manchester Didsbury (Parrs Wood)
  • Britannia Hotel Didsbury
  • Airbnb, Booking.com and Vrbo options locally
  • Share accommodation (Airbnb, etc.) with other pastors
  • Ask local churches/congregations for spare rooms

Programme Schedule

Tuesday, 30th May

  • 3:00pm (Café): Registration and Refreshments
  • 4:00pm (Chapel): RELATING — One Body with Many Members
  • 6:00pm: Evening Meal
  • 7:00pm: PRAYING Worship
  • 8:30pm: PLAYING — Relax in the NTC Café

Wednesday, 31st May

  • 9:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am: PRAYING — Worship
  • 10:00am: WORKING — Mapping working lives and ministry lives
  • 11:00am: Coffee Break
  • 11:45am: WORKING — Mapping working lives and ministry lives
  • 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 2:00pm: PLAYING — Body, Mind, Spirit
  • 2:30pm: PLAYING — Video Games
  • 3:30pm: PLAYING — Free Space, Awareness Walk, Youth Club for Adults
  • 6:00pm: Evening Meal
  • 7:30pm: PRAYING — Worship
  • 8:30pm: PLAYING — Relax, Youth Club for Adults

Thursday, 1st June

  • 9:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am: PRAYING — Worship
  • 10:00am: GROWING — Roots and Purpose
  • 11:00am: Coffee Break
  • 11:45am: GROWING — Closing Reflections & Take Away Actions and Resources
  • 1:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:30pm: Dismiss

Register for the 2023 Ministers’ Summer School today!