the course is designed to

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The course has been built to provide accessible ministry training to people who have a lot going on in their work and home lives.

We meet for one Saturday morning per month, from 9:00am until 12:30pm, and the optional assignments and further study are developed to fit into a busy life.

COURSE CONTENT

The CCM School of Ministry will give you a deeper understanding of the supernatural work of God today, and a confidence in ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit.

The course will enable, empower and inspire you to understand God’s presence, to know your identity in him, and to step out out and use the gifts that he has given you. It is the second part of our four year training program, designed to follow on from the CCM School of Theology that lays foundations of Biblical understanding. 

The course starts in January each year and runs over two years, with ten sessions each year, and each session involves times of worship, teaching and ‘Go Groups’ to give time and space to step out and have a go yourself. The two years of the course can be completed in either order.

January 25th 2020 - Culture (pt 1)

Culture Part 1 

This session look at some key areas of culture that lay the groundwork for fruitful ministry in the Spirit. In particular, we talk about ‘Think the Best’, ‘Generous’, ‘Have a Go’ and ‘Second Chance’ cultures.  

Speaker: Colin Baron – A prolific church planter with a gift for identifying and developing leaders, Colin currently leads Christ Church Manchester and just finished his new book “Multiplanting”.

February 29th 2020 - The Manifest Presence of God

The Manifest Presence of God

God, by nature of being God, is omnipresent. He is present everywhere all the time. And yet there are certain times that we get a particular sense that his presence is with us. This is the manifest presence of God, and it will be the focus of this session.

Speaker: Maggie Williams – Maggie is part of the team at Life Church in Milton Keynes. She is a frequent speaker and teacher, and experienced in helping people understand the presence of God. 

March 21st 2020 - Identity: The Revelation of Who We Are In Christ

Identity: The Revelation of Who We Are In Christ

A foundational ingredient in kingdom ministry is having a clear sense of who we are, in Christ, through the gospel. In this session we explore the implications of our identities in Christ. 

Speaker: Rob Davey – Rob leads the team at Jubilee Church in Solihull and is passionate about pursuing the presence of God and helping churches develop leaders and laying prophetic foundations.

April 25th 2020 - Identity: The Revelation of Who God Is

Identity: The Revelation of Who God Is

As we long to see God work in our midst today, we start by understanding God for who he is in himself. In this session we look at what God has revealed to us about his own character and nature. 

Speaker: David Devenish – David has an international apostolic ministry, and has led both the Catalyst Network of Church and Newfrontiers. He currently serves to support churches across many different nations. 

May 16th 2020 - Developing the Prophetic Lifestyle

Developing the Prophetic Lifestyle

In this session we focus in on prophecy and what it looks like to develop a way of life that is always conducive to hearing from God in prophetic ways. 

Speaker: Phil Cox – Phil is part of the King’s Arms church in Bedford. As well as his day-job as a tree surgeon, he has a prophetic ministry and runs mens events at his church. 

June 6th 2020 - The Amazing Potential of the Spirit Filled Believer

The Amazing Potential of the Spirit Filled Believer

On the day of Pentecost, Jesus gave his church an incredible gift as he poured out his Spirit on them to equip them for mission. We look in this session at what it is to be filled with the Spirit and how this shapes our lives as believers.  

Speaker: Andy Robinson – Andy is the lead pastor of Kings Church Horsham and leads several teams in the church as part of this role. He also travels to, supports and preaches at CCB a Newfrontiers church in Brasov, Romania as well as other in churches in the UK and further afield. In essence Andy is passionate about God’s people encountering Him, experiencing their theology and living life the way the Bible says is possible!

September 26th 2020 - Gifts of the Spirit: Hearing God Speak

Gifts of the Spirit: Hearing God Speak

God speaks to his people in many different ways. We have his authoritative word in Scripture, and also the day-to-day ways in which he leads and guides us through his Spirit. In this session we talk about how to hear the voice of God. 

Speaker: Mike Pilavachi – Mike pastors Soul Survivor Watford Church and runs the Soul Survivor festivals encouraging youth to walk with Jesus in a naturally supernatural way. Mike speaks all around the world, trying to make people laugh and point them to Jesus. He has written a number of various books too.

October 24th 2020 - Gifts of the Spirit: Healing

Gifts of the Spirit: Healing

As we continue to look at gifts of the Spirit, we turn our focus to the gift of healing. When and how does God heal people today and how can we play a part in ministering this healing?

Speaker: Steve Taylor – Steve leads South Manchester Family Church and is involved in inter-church mission in South Manchester. He is also a practicing GP.

November 14th 2020 - Gifts of the Spirit: Prophecy

Gifts of the Spirit: Prophecy

In this session we talk about the spiritual gift of prophecy, looking at what the gift is and how it can be used for encouragement, upbuilding and consolation in the church.

Speaker: Ginny Burgin – Ginny has been part of City Church Sheffield for over 40 years. Ginny is serving both pastorally and prophetically and also travels in the UK and Canada. Stuart, her husband is now retired so spends much more time travelling with Ginny, and helping to entertain their four lively grandchildren.

December 5th 2019 - Hosting the Presence of God In Meetings

Hosting the Presence of God In Meetings

When the church gathers together for corporate worship, how do we create an environment in which God’s presence can be manifest? In this session we look at how we can host God’s presence in our meetings. 

Speaker: Wendy Mann – Wendy is a leader at the King’s Arms Church in Bedford. She is passionate about seeing believers understand who they are in Christ, so that they can do the work that Jesus did. Wendy has the privilege of travelling both in the UK and overseas to bless and serve churches. She has written two books: Naturally Supernatural and Leading as Sons and Daughters

Luther King House

Luther King House, Brighton Grove, Manchester, M14,5JP.

VENUE

All training sessions are held in Luther King House, Brighton Grove, Manchester, M14 5JP. Free parking is available on site or on the surrounding streets.

VENUE

All training sessions are held in Luther King House, Brighton Grove, Manchester, M14 5JP. Free parking is available on site or on the surrounding streets.

Luther King House

Luther King House, Brighton Grove, Manchester, M14,5JP.

MINISTRY TRAINING COURSE LEADER

The CCM School of Ministry is a ministry training course that is led by Vicki Simmonds.

Vicki works as a clinical educator at the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital when not looking after her own kids and supporting husband Tim. She leads worship, does kids work and has been known to bake excellent flapjack.

MINISTRY TRAINING COURSE LEADER

The CCM School of Ministry is a ministry training course that is led by Vicki Simmonds.

Vicki works as a clinical educator at the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital when not looking after her own kids and supporting husband Tim. She leads worship, does kids work and has been known to bake excellent flapjack.

GET INVOLVED

This theology training course is fully paid for by Christ Church Manchester and therefore is free to applicants. Due to venue capacity, there will be a cap on numbers so we ask that people can commit to all dates. If you would like to apply please complete the form below.