TRAINING AT CCM

One of the keys to growing as disciples of Jesus is to be constantly learning new things. We have set up the CCM Academy to ensure that there are always learning opportunities for us all.

SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

The CCM School of Theology is designed to provide high quality theological training that fits alongside a busy life. It is both simple enough to be grasped, and deep enough to be challenging.

The course is run over a two year period, meeting for one Saturday morning per month. It covers the whole Bible narrative over the course of two years, as well as diving deep on some key theological topics.

The CCM School of Leadership is for all who are involved in leadership in any capacity. We believe that the best way to develop as a leader is on the front-line, and these training sessions provide timely input that feeds into your ministry.

The course runs for a year and is made up of six Friday morning sessions, supplemented by two overnight residentials that go even deeper into some key leadership themes.

SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP

SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP

The CCM School of Leadership is for all who are involved in leadership in any capacity. We believe that the best way to develop as a leader is on the front-line, and these training sessions provide timely input that feeds into your ministry.

The course runs for a year and is made up of six Friday morning sessions, supplemented by two overnight residentials that go even deeper into some key leadership themes.

BROADCAST CHURCH PLANTING

At CCM, we have learned quite a lot about church planting over the years, and we wanted to make this knowledge base available to others, so we set up the Broadcast Church Planting Network.

Broadcast is an online hub of church planting resources that we have created, including webinars, coaching groups, training videos, blogs and articles, and it is highly recommended to anyone with an interest in starting a new church or site.

Part of the culture of Christ Church Manchester is to develop people in their spiritual gifts and letting them have a go, and one of the ways we do this is with our preacher training.

Every year we run an ‘Introduction to Preaching’ course, and teach the basics of preaching to loads of new preachers, many of who have used what they have learned to preach in our sites. We then supplement this with our ‘Developing Preacher’ program that is designed to help those who preach regularly take their preaching to the next level.

PREACHER TRAINING

PREACHER TRAINING

Part of the culture of Christ Church Manchester is to develop people in their spiritual gifts and letting them have a go, and one of the ways we do this is with our preacher training.

Every year we run an ‘Introduction to Preaching’ course, and teach the basics of preaching to loads of new preachers, many of who have used what they have learned to preach in our sites. We then supplement this with our ‘Developing Preacher’ program that is designed to help those who preach regularly take their preaching to the next level.

CCM GAP YEAR PROGRAMME

The CCM gap year programme has been designed for people who want to invest a year in serving the church, being trained in their theology and their gifts, and developing personally and spiritually.

The year includes weekly in-house training sessions, as well as six-week long residential training sessions in Bedford with other churches. It also includes an elective stream where you will be mentored and coached in a particular ministry area that is on your heart.

There are teams from several Christ Church Manchester sites that regularly go out on the streets or door-to-door, looking for people who are open to having ‘Gospel Conversations’, and we provide training for how to engage people in these conversations on a regular basis.

We also have evangelism training sessions for people on the team for the Alpha Course, and Academy sessions on how we can share the gospel in our own work places, halls of residence and communities through personal evangelism.

EVANGELISM TRAINING

EVANGELISM TRAINING

There are teams from several Christ Church Manchester sites that regularly go out on the streets or door-to-door, looking for people who are open to having ‘Gospel Conversations’, and we provide training for how to engage people in these conversations on a regular basis.

We also have evangelism training sessions for people on the team for the Alpha Course, and Academy sessions on how we can share the gospel in our own work places, halls of residence and communities through personal evangelism.

SONGWRITING WORKSHOPS

At CCM we love to help creative people to develop and grow in their gifts. As such, we run songwriting workshops on a regular basis to help musicians, lyricists and poets to grow in their craft and develop new music. We want to help produce good music, whether this is music that is written to use in the church, or music written for a wider audience.

At these workshops, you will hear experienced songwriters sharing their processes, work on some collaborative songwriting, and have the opportunity to bring some of the songs that you are currently working on and get ideas to take those songs to the next level. There are also follow-up one-to-one and group mentoring sessions.

If you would like to learn more about these workshops, drop us an email to CCM music and we will let you know when the next ones are.

One of the biggest challenges in our society is the crisis in mental health. CCM regularly holds training in working with mental health issues, led by Dr. Rachel Ruddy, who is part of the leadership team of a church in Buxton and also a qualified psychiatrist.

MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING

MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING

One of the biggest challenges in our society is the crisis in mental health. CCM regularly holds training in working with mental health issues, led by Dr. Rachel Ruddy, who is part of the leadership team of a church in Buxton and also a qualified psychiatrist.

UPCOMING ACADEMY EVENTS

If you would like more information about any of these training events, please email hello@ccm.org.uk and we will do what we can to help.