Continuing Ministry Development Programme

As a church, we are committed to encouraging all people to grow in their discipleship and further develop their ministry skills.

The Continuing Ministry Development programme, a collaboration between Edgehill Theological College and Irish Methodist Youth & Children's Department, is open to ordained ministers, probationers, and to lay workers employed in any capacity in the life of the Church.*
Attendance at CMD seminars may be used to count towards the 20 hours(pro rata) of courses/training/professional development which ordained ministers and lay workers are required to undertake during each Connexional year.

2018 - 2019 CMD Programme:

Navigating Conflict / Thurs, 18 Oct 2018 / Agape Centre, Belfast 

Collaborative Leadership / Thurs, 22 Nov 2018 / Agape Centre, Belfast

Preaching** /  Sat, 1 Dec 2018 / Agape Centre, Belfast

Intergenerational Church /  Thurs, 21 Feb 2019 / Edgehill House, Belfast (Click here for info)

Domestic Abuse / Thursday 28 March / Edgehill House, Belfast 

Self-Care/Spiritual MOT / Thurs, 22 May 2019 / Edgehill House, Belfast 

All seminars are held from 10 am - 4 pm (except Preaching and Intergenerational Church which will both be held at 9:30 am-3:30 pm). Tea and coffee are available. There are no catering facilities so please make your own arrangements. There is a wide range of local shops/amenities nearby. A nominal charge of £5 will be requested on the day to cover expenses. You are asked to register for seminars in advance.


Seminars and Training Workshops

Edgehill staff are willing to work in collaboration with local congregations, Circuits or Districts to deliver training. Training workshops are offered throughout the year and details are circulated through ministers and local secretaries as appropriate. For further information, or to discuss opportunities for local training please contact

* With the exception of the Preaching and Intergenerational Church seminars (which are open to anyone). All seminars are only open to Ordained Ministers, Probationers and employed Lay Workers.
** An Open Seminar with Neil Hudson, London Institute for Contemporary Christianity

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