Explore Together

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated government guidelines, Spring School and Summer School have been cancelled for 2020.  All those who have already booked places will be offered full refunds.  We are hoping that the events will take place in 2021 and will keep this page updated as soon as we have any information to share.

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.  That’s why our residential Spring and Summer Schools at Cliff College have proven so popular.  They provide a wonderful opportunity to meet and learn with other Local Preachers and Worship Leaders in training from all over the country and overseas.  Experiences and insights are shared: we worship together and have fun.

Here are comments from people who attended last year's Summer School:

'Deepened my faith and my understanding of God’, ‘Renewing, refreshing and re-orientation!’, ‘The short few days have had a potentially life-long impact on my Christian journey – something I simply was not expecting – but God has worked powerfully through Cliff’, ‘I have met some wonderful people, all with the light of God in them’, ‘I have been inspired, enthused and encouraged by the whole experience’,  ‘Huge inspiration’, ‘Engaging with other students made the learning experience communal and fun’, ‘My calling has been re-affirmed and I have been supported every step of the way’.

Worship: Leading & Preaching in a Year

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated government guidelines, we will not be able to offer a Worship: Leading & Preaching in a Year programme starting in September 2020.  This is because the programme is built around five intensive residential schools at Cliff College.  These are unlikely to be possible until well into 2021 given current social distancing regulations.

This programme offers an opportunity to complete Worship: Leading & Preaching in a Year.  Students attend Spring and Summer Schools, plus three additional residential weekends.  This requires a high level of commitment from the student and their circuit Local Preachers' Meeting, who must complete their parts of the training process promptly.  The student must already have a Note to Preach and will come to Cliff College for the Explore sessions of the course. 

Download a flyer and pass it on to anyone who may be interested.

To find out more, contact David Hunt on 01246 584226 or email wlp@cliffcollege.ac.uk.

Important Information

Note that the sessions at Spring and Summer School are based on the Explore material in the Worship: Leading and Preaching course, and assume that students are enrolled on the course and have completed the Prepare sections prior to attending.

There is a cost for attending Spring and Summer Schools, and "WLP in a Year".  Churches, circuits and districts are urged to support and affirm their trainee worship leaders and 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.

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