Certificate in Men’s Ministry


This five-day short course is designed to stretch, inform and inspire. Cliff College is really looking forward to working alongside Christian Vision for Men as we deliver this key course together.

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, which adversely affect the usual Cliff College experience, this course has sadly been cancelled. We are planning to launch a number of online short courses before Christmas 2020, and a package of short courses at Cliff in the spring and summer of 2021. Keep an eye on this web page for when this course will be rescheduled, and on both the website and our social media to find out about what we’ll be offering online.

The week-long certificate course is delivered via lectures and seminars and has practical as well as theoretical applications. The aim of the short course is to enable new learning with time for personal reflection. Taught onsite at Cliff College, the course seeks to explore new ways of better engaging with men, and leave the student with new skills and resources.

What does it mean for the Church to re-engage with men in our society, and offer them a Christianity that is relevant for them? How can we help men to navigate some of the life issues impacting them especially – and what of supporting their key relationships? This short course is designed for those seeking a way forward for men’s ministry, or just looking for ways to set up and grow effective evangelistic men’s ministry. This is a popular short course, run in partnership with Christian Vision for Men, that has filled up quickly for the last three years. It is open to men and women.

Subjects covered

  • Ministry tool kits into theology and the Bible
  • Exploring current issues impacting men
  • Understanding apologetics
  • Relationships in family and the workplace
  • Pathways into mentoring and forging disciples
  • How to set up and grow an effective evangelistic men’s ministry
  • Enabling a man-friendly church

Participants gain a Cliff College certificate by completing the required assessment work following the teaching week. Successful students will be invited to the Cliff College graduation ceremony.

Inspiring, affirming and empowering.

Nigel Sidcup

This was a wonderful week, and I want to thank CVM and Cliff College.

Robin Flintshire

‘With study topics such as evangelism, discipleship, theology, apologetics and tons more, all within a perspective of male culture, graduation from this week-long course will be the perfect platform for any men’s/family workers. Join us at the top-quality venue of Cliff College in the amazing Peak District for a culture-shifting week.’
- Nathan Blackaby, CEO of Christian Vision for Men

The dates for this course are yet to be confirmed - please contact the short course administrator for more details.

The cost, in the region of £450.00, includes all teaching materials, tutorial support, board and accommodation in single en-suite rooms.

Additional nights can be booked at an extra payment for those travelling a distance in readiness for the (mid-morning) Monday start.

A non-refundable deposit of £75.00 secures your place on the short course and is payable on your acceptance of the place offered. The balance of fees should be paid on arrival or before.

To apply for this short course, email shortcourse@cliffcollege.ac.uk or call Pete Anderson on 01246 584203.