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Directions is an exciting course for lay people wishing to discover and grow in the ministry and calling that God has given them.

Directions is not a Christian basics course. It is a course for those who want to discern God’s calling on their life and to be equipped for the ministry he has for them. Over 15 sessions Directions offers teaching, group discussions, personal reflection and focused exploration.

This is not just about ordination! Directions is for those whose ministry might be:-
  • in our place of work or leisure and in our families
  • service in our local community through a church ministry or as a volunteer with community groups
  • a role in our church - pastoral visitor, worship leader, children’s ministry, church warden - and more
  • a calling to the ordained ministry
  • a licensed lay ministry such as Reader or Church Army.
Directions applies biblical and Christian teaching to how we live and minister in the world and members will need experience of Christian life and a little familiarity with the Bible. Sessions include worship, a lively presentation and small group discussions to help participants get to grips with the content.

Directions makes a difference as many of the forty people who have completed the course will testify. The proof of the pudding is in the eating: five reader and two ordination candidates, two new parish pastoral workers and three new children’s workers in parish while two more are serving as their church-school link officer.

Click here to read Joyce’s story

Click here to read Tim's story

Click here to read Jane's story

Click here to read Beth's story

Click here to read an interview with Directions Co-ordinator Debbie Ellison.

The next course starts: January 2017, Thursdays in term time at 7.15-9.30pm.


Book your place

To secure your place contact Debbie Ellison on 0151 705 2145 or email

There will be a charge of £20 per person (£15 per person for the second and additional people from the same church).

Applications will need to be supported by your incumbent.