Lay Adult Education and Training

Encouraging Christians in following Jesus - in being disciples in today's world - is really important and taken seriously in the Birmingham Diocese. You will find information on this website about a number of different opportunities offered every year, such as the 3D Course, which aim to encourage Christians to go further in their faith, to deepen their relationship with God and to consider where God may be calling them.

For some Christians, their journey of faith may lead them to become a Lay Minister within their own church, such as a Reader, which focusses on preaching, teaching and leading worship, or Lay Pastoral Minister, with a focus on caring for both those inside and outside the church. Training for both these lay ministries is offered by the Church of England - Birmingham.