Online Induction

All newly-enrolled students, tutors and mentors on the WLP course are invited to sign up for a 90 minute Zoom session introducing WLP and how it works. Sessions take place monthly, alternating between Wednesday evening and Friday afternoons.

To book for sessions from September 2023 to August 2024 click here.


Study Skills for Students

Do you feel nervous about studying on the WLP course?  If you haven't done any formal study for a long time, or your previous experiences of study have been negative, this four session online course may help:

Session 1: Who am I as a learner? - Wednesday 1st November , 7:30pm

Exploring our own preferences and needs and how to make the most of our strengths and cope with our weaknesses.

Session 2: Practicalities of learning - Wednesday 8th November, 7:30pm

Suggestions for taking notes, getting the most from the "Module Reader", understanding the assessed tasks (Project Briefs).

Session 3: Critical Thinking & Theological Reflection - Wednesday 15th November, 7:30pm

Introducing these two important skills and working through some examples of using them.

Session 4: Getting to grips with Exegesis - Wednesday 22nd November, 7:30pm

Looking at different ways of reading and understanding the text of the Bible.

To book for all of the above sessions, click here.


Explore Online

For Explore Online, which provides a way to do the Explore group sessions online, see the Explore Together page.


Online Introduction for LP Secretaries, Mentors and Tutors

A 90-minute Zoom session for those supporting students on the Worship: Leading & Preaching course. 

Following a review of attendance at these sessions over the last two years and feedback from attendees, we have decided not to run these in 2024.  Instead, we will focus on providing specific training for Tutors, Mentors and Local Preachers' Secretaries. 

If you have already booked for a session in 2024, we apologise, and will be in contact with you in due course.

For new Tutors and Mentors, we continue to recommend that you attend one of the Online Induction sessions, preferably with your student.

Please keep checking this page for other training opportunities for Tutors, Mentors and Local Preachers' Secretaries.


Further Skills for Tutors & Mentors

A reflective series of six sessions examining different aspects of the Tutor and Mentor roles.

You are welcome to come to one, many or all of the sessions, but please book for each one separately:

Session 1: Who's in my Group? - Wednesday 27th September 2023, 7-9 pm

Session 2: Feedback for Growth - Wednesday 6th December 2023, 7-9 pm

Session 3: Exegesis with Students - Wednesday 24th January 2024, 7-9 pm

Session 4: Self Assessment for Tutors  - Wednesday 6th March 2024, 7-9 pm

Session 5: Working with students who have Dyslexia, Dyspraxia or Dyscalculia - Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 7-9pm

Session 6: Working with students who have ADHD or Autism - Wednesday 10th June 2024, 7-9pm

Note: Sessions 1 to 4 were initially delivered in 2022-2023 and the contents will be repeated.


Further Skills for Local Preachers' Secretaries

This session reflects the key role of the Local Preachers' Secretary in supporting the training of Local Preachers and Worship Leaders, and in helping to make the Local Preachers' Meeting a positive and engaging place for worship, learning and fellowship.  Particular topics covered are:

  • How to set the tone of the meeting and encourage people to contribute
  • Continuing Development, and what resources are available
  • Working collaboratively to support people who are On Note and On Trial
  • Providing preaching opportunities and making the Plan

Tuesday 10th October 2023, 7-9pm


Equality, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Training

The Methodist Conference in 2021 agreed that those in key roles in the church (including Ministers, Local Preachers, Circuit and Church Stewards) should undertake some mandatory EDI training. 

Worship Leaders are not required yet to undertake the training, but we hope that many will choose to do it because equality, diversity and inclusion are not just legal requirements but vital to our discipleship and mission, including the leading of worship. 

The required training is the EDI training module.  Full details are on the EDI Training webpage which you can find by following this link: Mandatory EDI training 

You will see some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) here:  EDI training FAQs 


Bible Month Training & Events

For all resources and training opportunities related to Bible Month, go to the Bible Month page.