Learning together with others is a vital and engaging part of learning as a Worship Leader or Local Preacher. That’s why the Explore sessions are so central to the course. It’s not always possible to gather a group together in a Circuit or even a District, but there are alternatives:
An opportunity to attend six Explore sessions, covering two complete modules, in one intensive week on Zoom. Each session will last 2 hours, and will be supplemented by sessions on other topics, such as building a portfolio. All modules will be offered, enabling you to study modules 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6 or 7 & 8 as you choose.
The session facilitators will assume that you have completed your study of the Prepare (WLP 2.0) or Learn (WLP 3.0) material for your chosen modules and will not be teaching the material.
Explore Online is provided twice each year, in January and July.
The next event is on 19 - 23 July 2021
Attendance at Explore Online is free, but you will need to book in advance as places are limited. This is to enable everyone to have ample opportunity to participate: these are group discussions in which you will be taking part. We do not record sessions as active participation and conversation is essential to the experience of learning in a group.
Worship: Leading & Preaching in a Year
This programme offers an opportunity to complete Worship: Leading & Preaching course in a Year. It requires a high level of commitment from you as a student, but this may be just right for you if you have a strong sense of God's call and the opportunity and inclination to commit to intensive study.
The programme also makes demands on your home circuit and the Local Preachers' Meeting, who must complete their parts of the training process promptly. The student must have a Note to Preach, a Local Tutor (who will be responsible for assessment of their portfolios) and a Mentor. WLP in a Year will provide the Explore sessions, the support of a peer group who are committed to completing the course, and support and liaison for the circuit in aligning their formational process with WLP course deadlines.
The programme includes attendance at an initial residential weekend, a second residential weekend in spring, plus the WLP Summer School, all at Cliff College. Further details and dates are on the flyer you can download here. A booking form for the 2021-22 course can be downloaded here.
To find out more, contact David Hunt on 07375 304760 or email email@example.com.
There is a cost for participating in the WLP in a Year programme. Churches, circuits and districts are urged to support and affirm their student local preachers by contributing to this cost. In cases where difficult financial circumstances would prevent someone attending, please contact the Local Preachers’ office for details of charities offering possible grant support.
Summer School at Cliff College
We have reluctantly concluded that it is not realistic to run the WLP Summer School in 2021. The restrictions and safeguards to protect guests and staff from COVID-19 would prevent many of the most valued aspects of Summer School, and result in a severly limited experience for guests. We are hoping and preparing for a relauch of Summer School in 2022.