Study Courses

This page includes suggestions for courses of study by local congregations and other small groups as they begin to take lay ministry seriously.

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New Way of Being Church: Former members of this little group are still available to lead workshops developing our understanding of Base Ecclesial Communities in the UK context. Their web site includes useful group study ideas on the theme of 'ministering communities'.

The Diocese of Newcastle - in Australia - also includes study material on 'ministering communities' on its web site. It is open to debate whether its disciplines are as radical as those set out in Stewart Zabriskie's 'Total Ministry' in the Diocese of Nevada.