Cliff College announces partnership with the Bible Reading Fellowship
18 January 2017
Cliff College, Sheffield, one of the training colleges
used and supported by the Methodist Church, has announced a new
partnership with the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF).
The BRF is a leading ministry organisation in the United Kingdom,
best known for its support, resourcing and enabling of the Messy
The two organisations hope to develop important training resources
for the Church and lay leaders, with a particular focus on sharing
the Christian message.
The partners have previously worked together in providing courses
and resources, and this new announcement solidifies the
relationship, enabling further work to be done.
Upcoming projects will include newly developed certificate
programmes in Bible Engagement, and guest speakers from the BRF
speaking at the annual Cliff Festival, in May.
The Revd Dr Stephen Skuce, Acting Principal of Cliff College and
Director of Scholarship Research and Innovation for the Methodist
Church, said: "We are really pleased that Cliff College is in
partnership with the BRF.
"In recent years, the BRF has helped us to develop excellent
materials and programmes, such as those for Messy Church, Who Let
the Dads Out? and The Gift of Years.
"These tools have been key in contemporary evangelism in the
Church and solidifying our link together will help us to develop
further resources and opportunities for mission."
Richard Fisher, Chief Executive of the Bible Reading Fellowship,
said: "This [partnership] is a natural extension of the work we
already do. We are excited at the prospect of being able to teach,
train and impact more people through Cliff's expanding ministry and
- Cliff College is a theological college with an evangelical and
mission focus. Historically a Methodist Lay Training college, Cliff
College continues to have strong ties with the Methodist Church,
and today offers training to both lay and ordained from diverse
For more information, please visit: www.cliffcollege.ac.uk
- The Bible Reading Fellowship is an inter-denomination charity
with a passion to see lives and communities transformed through
developing creative programmes, initiatives and resources.
For more information, please visit: www.brf.org.uk
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