Courses from Cliff College
Cliff College offers the opportunity for students to study practical theology relating to their specialist area of mission and ministry (children, youth, third age or family) on a full or part time basis. The degree programme is validated by the University of Manchester and covers: mission, practical theology, spirituality and faith, and professional development.
Cliff College is an approved partner of The University of Manchester, delivering this programme developed by Cliff College, approved by and leading to an award of the University of Manchester. Units focus on key aspects of the Christian life: Biblical Studies, Theology, Evangelism, Mission and Ministry.
This course is for those working mainly with children up to secondary school age, in or for the church on a paid or voluntary basis. It covers: how children grow and learn and the issues they face in that process; theological understanding and principles related to children and childhood; the spirituality and faith of children; an introduction to mission to and with children; and management of self, team and leadership skills. Students who pass their Certificate qualification, will be eligible to progress to Diploma stage. Students who pass their Diploma qualification, will be eligible to progress to Degree stage.
This course is specially designed for those working in mission and ministry amongst families. It considers what constitutes ‘family’, how families are formed, and the issues they face; the theological and biblical principles of family; an introduction to mission to and with families; spirituality and faith formation within families. It also includes management of self, team and leadership skills. Students who pass their Certificate qualification, will be eligible to progress to Diploma stage. Students who pass their Diploma qualification, will be eligible to progress to Degree stage.
This course is for those working with young people as they head in to and out of adolescence and young adulthood. It covers: the issues young people face both physically and culturally; theological approaches to young people and what their spirituality and faith might look like; an introduction to mission to and with young people; and management of self, team and leadership skills. Students who pass their Certificate qualification, will be eligible to progress to Diploma stage. Students who pass their Diploma qualification, will be eligible to progress to Degree stage.
Cliff College is delighted to be running this short course Certificate in Children’s Ministry under the leadership of Carolyn Edwards. If you want to resource your passion and experience with the latest thinking on children’s spirituality and faith development, then this is the course for you! The short course Certificate in Children’s Ministry course is a week-long course designed to stretch, inform and inspire. It is aimed at those who are working regularly with children on a paid or volunteer basis or are just looking for ways to test their calling in this area of ministry. Subject areas include: the spirituality of the child; faith development; the child in the church; being a children’s leader; working in teams.
Designed for family work practitioners within the church and the community, the short course Certificate in Family Ministry is a week-long course in this growing area of ministry. Cliff College is excited to be working in partnership with the Methodist Learning Network and Bible Reading Fellowship in the delivery of the course. he aim is to enable family workers to reflect on their practice, learn new skills, and gain greater confidence in their ministry. Subject areas include: biblical and contemporary reflections on the family; the importance of family, and ideals surrounding family; the seasons, celebrations and significant moments of family life; the role of relationships in family life, between families and the Church, and in the community; the well-being, wholeness, and health of the family; practical approaches to working with families.
This week-long course is designed for those who are working regularly with young people on a paid or volunteer basis or just looking for ways to test their calling in this area of ministry. It would be an ideal course for those on a youth ministry internship, and on a gap year. The course is led by John Hawksworth from Youth for Christ and includes contributions from Cliff College faculty and other expert adjuncts in the field of youth work and ministry. It aims to enable new learning and provide the student with skills and resources for both individual and Church applications. Subject areas include: Exploring Gen Y & Z; Best practice, motives & ethics; Leading & building teams; Engaging and communicating with young people; Discipleship & faith formation; Skills & resources useful for ministry
The aim of this online course is to reflect on this important ministry during the changed circumstances that we find ourselves in around the world due to COVID-19. Whether you have been involved in children’s ministry for many years, or are just starting out, this 6-session online course will explore new ways of reaching and discipling children, and give you the confidence to do what you are already doing only better! Topics covered include: the faith of children; he spirituality of children; children and the Bible; working with families; intergenerational worship; sustainable leadership and team building.
Taught by a range of both practitioner and academic experts in the field, this course investigates the biblical/theological foundations and contemporary sociological implications of children’s and youth mission, particularly in relation to the theory and practice of children and youth ministries within the Church.
This is a standard PhD programme in which students may engage in research into any number of areas, including those relating to any aspect of ministry among children and young people. This is an opportunity to delve deeply into important aspects of ministry, and to provide a significant resource for others with similar concerns and commitments.
A brand-new Cliff College Online course led by John Hawksworth, YFC Local Ministries Senior Manager, together with colleagues from our partners Youth for Christ. The aim of the course is to reflect on this important ministry during the changed circumstances that we find ourselves in around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you have been involved in youth ministry for many years, or are just starting out, this six session online course will explore new ways of reaching, leading and discipling young people. It will give you the confidence to do what you are already doing, only better! Topics covered include: Leading in Crisis; Biblical Theology of Youth Work; Practical Theology of Youth Work; How to do it and how to reach them; Young People and Spirituality; What is the Good News for young people?