This is an exciting time of transition for St John’s as we look to a future that will combine ‘treasures new and old’ (Matt. 13:52).
We’ll be offering a new pattern of ordination training from 2018-19. This will be focused on part-time ordinands, who’ll attend evening sessions, residential weekends and an annual residential week. Students on this pathway will benefit from our excellent library and all the other resources and facilities that form part of our extensive ‘mixed economy’ of formation and training. There may be opportunities to share time with students studying undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Children’s and Youth Work and Contextual Ministry from our growing Midlands Centre for Children, Youth and Mission (MCYM).
I gained a huge amount from my time at St John’s and am very grateful for it. I learnt a lot educationally speaking, but also developed resilience which has been a key quality I have needed during the early part of my ministry. Having a cohort of diverse but like-minded colleagues was a wonderfully rich experience. I have made friends which I can envisage keeping for life. I am excited to see St John’s continuing to operate at the forefront of innovation in ministerial education.
Revd Haydon Spenceley
Team Rector Northampton, Emmanuel
ADDO Peterborough Diocese
Part-time ordination training is possible for anyone recommended for training in the Church of England – whether for stipendiary, self-supporting, pioneer, incumbent-level or assistant ministry. The decision to train part-time can be taken for practical, personal or professional reasons.
What is involved?
Part-time students will:
- either study 80 credits/year, leading to a Diploma (HE)in Theology, Ministry & Mission or study 60 credits/year for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission over 2 or 3 years;
- attend an induction evening before term starts;
- come into St John’s one evening a week (normally a Tuesday) for 24 weeks for teaching and formation, sharing a meal, engaging in learning, worship, prayer, fellowship and friendship, plus 2 virtual teaching sessions each term;
- devote additional time for personal study & assignments;
- attend 6 residential weekends & an annual residential week (to be held at Launde Abbey, Leics 2018-19);
- be on placement in a parish context (maybe in existing church) as a part-time ordinand with an agreed pattern of daily prayer;
- St John’s can offer the opportunity to study a BA Top up and MA by distance learning in curacy.
Key Dates 2018/19
Key Dates 2018/19
Term Dates (Tuesday evenings 18:15 - 21:30)
Induction Evening Tues 18 September 2018
Term 1 w/c 24 Sept - 14 Dec 2018
Reading Week, w/c 30 October
Term 2 w/c 14 Jan - 29 Mar 2019
Reading Week, w/c 18 February
Term 3 w/c 29 Apr - 11 July 2019
Reading Week, w/c 27 May
Weekend Residentials (Friday evening, 18:15 - Sunday late morning, 12:30)
05 Oct – 07 Oct 2018
30 Nov – 02 Dec 2018
01 Feb – 03 Feb 2019
22 Mar – 24 Mar 2019
03 May - 05 May 2019
05 July – 07 July 2019
Residential Week (Saturday lunch - Saturday lunch)
23 Feb – 02 Mar 2019
What will I study?
Introduction to the Bible
Foundations for Ministry and Mission in Context
|Reflective Practice in Context (Long)
Using the Bible Today
Topic in Christian Doctrine
Christian Worship: Learning through Tradition
Community Formation and Discipleship
Mission and Apologetics in Contemporary Culture
|MA||Research and Reflections, Resources and Methods
Education and the Learning Church
Advanced Theory and Methods in Practical Theology
|Advanced Bible Study
Advanced Study of a Theological Text
|Reflective Practice: Mission and Evangelism
How do I apply?
It’s easy to apply, check with your DDO they are happy for you to study at St John’s, complete the application form, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org . We shall be in touch to arrange a visit and interview at a time which suits you.
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