Resources

'Is Church of England ministry for me?'

 

If you're asking yourself this question and considering gospel ministry in the Church of England, seeking to discern what God might be calling you to, come and join us at our 'Is Church of England ministry for me' event on Saturday 29 January 2022.

We've also drawn together here a list of organisations and resources that will help you think about the following:

- Where has the Church of England come from?
- What are the current challenges within the Church of England?
- Where is the Church of England heading?
- And if you're considering ordination, what's involved in the selection process?

We plan to add more resources here nearer to the event in January. 

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Is Church of England Ministry for me?

Join us on Saturday 29 January 2022 at Oak Hill College and online, live on Zoom for an opportunity to discuss and engage with the opportunities there are, and the issues and questions you may have, as you consider the possibility of gospel ministry in the Church of England. We’d love to help you as you discern the next step on the path God has for you.

Find out more here 

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The Church of England

The Church of England website has a Vocations section where you can find helpful information about the variety of roles in the Church, including ordained roles.  There is also information about the ordination discernment process, training pathways and funding. 

Find out more here 

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Church of England Evangelical Council (CEEC)

CEEC is a network of networks, bringing evangelicals in the Church of England together for the sake of the gospel. It is particularly concerned to encourage evangelism, bible-based and Christ-centred formation of discipleship, evangelical leadership within the Church of England, and evangelical unity within and outside Anglicanism.

Visit their website here

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Church Society

Church Society is a fellowship contending to reform and renew the Church of England in biblical faith.  They run conferences and provide many helpful resources. If you're considering ordination, take a look at some of their publications such as ‘Reach, Build, Send’, ‘Fight Valiantly!’ and ‘Foundations of Faith’. 

Visit their website here 

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Latimer Trust

The Latimer Trust is an evangelical think-tank, dedicated to encouraging biblical convictions and supporting people through publications, lectures, and research grants. They also have publications specifically for those who are considering ordination in the Church of England.

Visit their website here

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Rt Revd Rod Thomas, Bishop of Maidstone

The Bishop of Maidstone has a national role in encouraging and helping local churches in the Church of England whose understanding of the Bible is that men and women should have ‘complementary’ rather than identical ministries in the Church. 

Visit Bishop Rod’s website here 

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‘Gospel-Driven Anglicanism’

In this book, Mark Pickles makes a personal plea to the next and current generations of church leaders to take a fresh look at the Church of England as an ideal church in which to do biblical ministry.

You can read it online here

 

Gospel-Driven Anglicanism reminds me that to be an Evangelical in the Church of England, is not to be an outsider, but rather to hold to the gospel of grace, the authority of scripture and the sovereignty of God, is to be true and loyal to Anglicanism at it’s very heart and at it’s very best.”

Andrew Bellis

Curate, St Peter’s Harold Wood & former student

Watch the full video here