During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, we are currently offering our BCM training programmes online. We are monitoring the government's advice and hope to move to a mix of in person and online training for the autumn term 2021.
Why take part in a programme through BCM?
If you are a lay person who is involved in ministry in your local church, or perhaps feeling a call from God to become more involved in ministry in your local church then BCM training might be for you. We aim to equip and inspire lay people to become more confident in their service within their church and community, growing in understanding that you are indeed a valuable part of the mission of God in His world.We offer a range of programmes, which we vary term by term. Those coming next are listed below and you can get in touch with Wendy Atkinson via the form below to find out more details about any that interest you. Once you have completed the training and its requirments, you will be commissioned to that role in your benefice by the Bishop of Winchester at the annual Lay Ministries Service at the Cathedral.
Coming up next ...
This autumn term we are offering four BCM programmes. We plan to offer the opening and closing sessions and perhaps one mid term as 'in person' training in locations in Winchester. All other sessions will be held online.
BCM Creation Care
This is for those who want to help their churches take more steps towards caring for God’s Creation.We will look at both theology and practical actions as we seek to learn how to be better stewards of God’s wonderful world.
New - BCM Children & Youth Ministry
This is for those who are involved in leading groups in any form of youth or childrens ministry. You will be equipped with fresh ideas and strategies to help develop ministry teams and to understand the culture of young people today.
BCM Prayer Champions
This is for those who feel a calling to see their churches become 'a house of prayer' and want to help others grow in confidence in prayer. You will be inspired and encouraged with creative suggestions of ways to develop prayer in your church and community.
This is for those with a heart to lead others into the presence of God. You do not need to be a musician to lead worship or take this training. We will look at different styles and settings for worship, including online, and what it means to be a worship leader. This BCM carries an authorisation to lead non eucharistic worship more than once a quarter.