WLP Summer School


This week-long short course gives those training to be worship leaders and local preachers in the Methodist Church the opportunity to study and learn as part of an encouraging and supportive community from across the country. Sadly we won't be running this course in 2020, but look forward to welcoming you back in 2021.

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Led by a team from the Learning Network of the Methodist Church, and headed up by the Course Leader Bob Bartindale, the officer for worship and local preachers in the Methodist Church, Worship: Leading & Preaching is the authorised course for worship leaders and local preachers in the Methodist Church.

During the week, the sessions will be based on the ‘Explore’ material in the Worship: Leading & Preaching course, and will assume that students have completed the ‘Prepare’ sections prior to the Summer School. Opportunities for discussion about building portfolios and other aspects of the course will also be available, and we will share worship and fellowship together. A great opportunity to meet with others from around the country who are in training.

Complementing the WLP Spring School, the WLP Summer School offers four streams covering a) Modules 1 and 2, b) Modules 3 and 4, c) Modules 5 and 6 and d) Modules 7 and 8. This enables Local Preachers in training to complete the whole course during intensive weeks based at Cliff College over two years, or within one year as part of the WLP in a Year scheme.

As well as the dynamic teaching, participants share in social times, meals, devotions, evening worship and reflection. Off site, there are opportunities to visit the national attraction Chatsworth House (just around the corner) and go into Bakewell (just 7 miles away). Curbar and Froggatt Edge are just a short walk away for those wanting to put on their boots.

My time at Cliff has made an enormous impact on my Christian journey, affirming and re-assuring my call to preach.

WLP Summer School brings an understanding of some difficult topics and a wonderful opportunity to learn alongside others in the same path and in a similar place.

I feel privileged to be part of this community of Summer School, encouraging each other to keep up the good work. Some of us are going to be friends for the rest of our lives. A big thank you!

Dates for 2021 are being confirmed. Please contact the administrator for more information.

The cost of £450.00 includes all teaching materials, tutorial support, board and accommodation in single en-suite rooms. There is a slight reduction for couples sharing a double room. Students already signed onto one of our validated courses are entitled to a subsidy on the teaching aspect of the overall cost. We are grateful to The Methodist Church for subsidising part of the overall cost of this key training.

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

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To register for WLP Summer School, email wlp@cliffcollege.ac.uk or call us on 01246 584200.