Jim Coleman
Jim ColemanSynod Development Officer
Jim Coleman is available to ministers and churches for a wide range of training and development opportunities, such as mission and vision building, pastoral care training, team building, and so on.  As the Synod’s Candidating Officer he oversees much of the programme for Education for Ministry,
from ordinands, through post-ordination and continuing education, to sabbaticals.  He is also the synod’s regional organiser for Training for Learning and Serving (TLS), and is always happy to speak to individuals or churches about any aspect of the various TLS courses, including TLS Lite.

Training for Learning & Serving (TLS)

Do you have a mind to:

  • ENJOY stimulating sessions of study?
  • ENCOURAGE growth in your church?
  • EMBARK upon a new direction in discipleship?
  • EXPLORE the Bible and Christian Thought as it applies today?
  • ENGAGE with others on a similar journey?
  • EQUIP for mission and service?
  • ENRICH your spirituality?

Your mind will find a home in Training for Learning and Serving

For more information contact our Development Officer – Rev James Coleman or visit the TLS website

CLAY (Christians Learning Across Yorkshire)

Christians Learning Across Yorkshire is a group of training/education officers, from various church denominations that are members of Churches Together in England, who seek to:

promote a culture of lifelong learning in God’s church

promote the unity of God’s church by working together to resource Christians for mission and ministry, whilst recognising that some learning is denominationally specific

enhance learning by bringing diverse traditions side by side, as we seek common ground to share and strengths to celebrate

OUR VISION is to provide one day events and short courses that will enable all Christians in Yorkshire:-
to become more confident in faith, discipleship and understanding in relation to God, membership of the church, and engagement as Christians in the world.

to discover and develop skills for differing ministries

to develop participation in the Christian community by learning in ways that value the corporate, as well as the individual, dimension of learning

to participate in learning for discipleship that is rooted in understandings of the Christian tradition and the Bible, whilst maintaining respect for people of other faiths, cultures and traditions

to ground ongoing learning in the habit of reflective practice.

For details of all current CLAY events and courses as well as the opportunity to download the latest CLAY programme please click here.