Vision 2016Ministry Unit Challenges & Goals

Education and Formation Ministry Unit (EFMU)

Challenges and Goals

  • To develop a curriculum scope and sequence for educational pathways for Lay Leadership development (including Lay Licensing requirements) by
  • Creating a core curriculum
  • Identifying a process for parishes to formulate and share lay education priorities based on NCLS and Diocesan goals
  • Convening focus groups to give feedback
  • To equip, resource and co-ordinate effective engagement with Lay Education opportunities across the Diocese.
  • To work with the Lay Education Co-ordinator
  • To develop a cohesive program drawing together a range of materials and modules
  • To create a Licensing program for all licence holders, with the option of working towards a certificate
  • To extend educational seminars for 2014 and beyond with a focus on fostering adaptive lay leadership
  • To develop a model of training and support for clergy involved with tailoring learning pathways that promote and value diversity of experiences and prior learning of lay leaders
  • To strengthen links with St Barnabas’ Theological College to provide additional educational pathways
  • To work in partnership with the Safer Ministry Education staff and programs.

We acknowledge the capacity of Anglican schools to impact actively on the Five Marks of Mission. An associated goal is

  • To explore and develop opportunities for staff, students and board members in Anglican schools to have a living experience of Anglicanism.

In order to assist with Formation processes, an EFMU goal is 

  • To assist in the development of flexible, relevant educational pathways for Formation candidates where appropriate.