Training & events

All training and events on the Citizens UK website appear on this page. If you're looking for something in particular, try selecting a type of event (e.g. 'Assemblies') from the drop-down menu above.

  • Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 10:30 AM
    Hunslet Methodist Church in Leeds, United Kingdom

    Social Justice Champions

    Who is it for: Anyone, lay or ordained, who wants to play an active part in strengthening both their local church and God’s work for justice in the wider city.

    Dates:
     Sat 4th Feb, Sat 11th Mar, Sat 8th Apr, Sat 29th Apr (Commissioning Service on Sun 4th June)
    Time: 10:30am-4pm (except Commissioning Service TBC)
    Venue: Hunslet Methodist Church, Telforf Terrace, Hunslet, LS10 2HR

    Leeds South and West Methodist Circuit is pleased to host this unique training opportunity for Christians in Leeds with support from Leeds Citizens. The training will help us grow as a discipleship movement shaped for mission through:

    • Equipping presbyters, deacons and lay people with the tools of Community Organising for use in their ministry
    • Increasing the capacity of individual churches to participate in outreach and social action in their community.
    • Developing a circuit-wide network of “Social Justice Champions” to provide sustainable leadership and energy across the circuit
    • Providing access to city-wide social justice campaigns and interfaith networks through participation in Leeds Citizens.

    RSVP below

    Programme Outline

    The training will be delivered by Tom Chigbo, a Community Organiser with Leeds Citizens.

    It will contain a combination of theory, practical tools, stories and local action. Over the course of the year, we will cover 4 modules. Between each session, participants will be encouraged to practice a Community Organising tool or be set a simple “challenge” for completion with their church or local community.

    Saturday 4th February – Introduction to Community Organising

    • Power: is this compatible with Methodism?
    • Practical Tool: Power Analysis
    • Self-Interest: is this compatible with Methodism?
    • Practical Tool: Stick Person

    Saturday 11th March – Listening & Building Relationships

    • Listening Campaigns: people before programme
    • Practical Tool: The One to One Conversation
    • Practical Tool: The House Meeting
    • Planning Your Listening Campaign

    Saturday 8th April – The Cycle of Action

    • Worthwhile and Winnable Issues
    • Leadership
    • Building Research, Action and Evaluation into Church Life
    • Negotiation 

    Saturday 29th April – Your Institution

    • Designing Your Own Action
    • A Plan for Your Church
    • Evaluation 

    Circuit Commissioning Service

    • Possible Date: Sunday 4th June (Pentecost)
    • Social Justice Champions are commissioned and recognised publically at a joint service
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:30 AM
    Hunslet Methodist Church in Leeds, United Kingdom

    Social Justice Champions

    Who is it for: Anyone, lay or ordained, who wants to play an active part in strengthening both their local church and God’s work for justice in the wider city.

    Dates:
     Sat 4th Feb, Sat 11th Mar, Sat 8th Apr, Sat 29th Apr (Commissioning Service on Sun 4th June)
    Time: 10:30am-4pm (except Commissioning Service TBC)
    Venue: Hunslet Methodist Church, Telforf Terrace, Hunslet, LS10 2HR

    Leeds South and West Methodist Circuit is pleased to host this unique training opportunity for Christians in Leeds with support from Leeds Citizens. The training will help us grow as a discipleship movement shaped for mission through:

    • Equipping presbyters, deacons and lay people with the tools of Community Organising for use in their ministry
    • Increasing the capacity of individual churches to participate in outreach and social action in their community.
    • Developing a circuit-wide network of “Social Justice Champions” to provide sustainable leadership and energy across the circuit
    • Providing access to city-wide social justice campaigns and interfaith networks through participation in Leeds Citizens.

    RSVP below

    Programme Outline

    The training will be delivered by Tom Chigbo, a Community Organiser with Leeds Citizens.

    It will contain a combination of theory, practical tools, stories and local action. Over the course of the year, we will cover 4 modules. Between each session, participants will be encouraged to practice a Community Organising tool or be set a simple “challenge” for completion with their church or local community.

    Saturday 4th February – Introduction to Community Organising

    • Power: is this compatible with Methodism?
    • Practical Tool: Power Analysis
    • Self-Interest: is this compatible with Methodism?
    • Practical Tool: Stick Person

    Saturday 11th March – Listening & Building Relationships

    • Listening Campaigns: people before programme
    • Practical Tool: The One to One Conversation
    • Practical Tool: The House Meeting
    • Planning Your Listening Campaign

    Saturday 8th April – The Cycle of Action

    • Worthwhile and Winnable Issues
    • Leadership
    • Building Research, Action and Evaluation into Church Life
    • Negotiation 

    Saturday 29th April – Your Institution

    • Designing Your Own Action
    • A Plan for Your Church
    • Evaluation 

    Circuit Commissioning Service

    • Possible Date: Sunday 4th June (Pentecost)
    • Social Justice Champions are commissioned and recognised publically at a joint service
  • Sunday, July 09, 2017 at 02:00 PM through July 14, 2017
    Nottingham Conferences, University of Nottingham in Nottingham, United Kingdom

    National Training July 2017

    Six-Day Training is primarily for leaders from member institutions who have been nominated by their organiser. A set number of places are covered by the budget for each local Citizens UK chapter.

    If you have been nominated, please ask your organiser for the link to the registration form.

    If you are not from an institution in membership of Citizens UK and are interested in attending this training, please contact us to discuss options.

  • Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 02:00 PM through September 22, 2017
    TBC in Newcastle, United Kingdom

    National Training September 2017

    Six-Day Training is primarily for leaders from member institutions who have been nominated by their organiser. A set number of places are covered by the budget for each local Citizens UK chapter.

    If you have been nominated, please ask your organiser for the link to the registration form.

    If you are not from an institution in membership of Citizens UK and are interested in attending this training, please contact us to discuss options.

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