Cor Deo (which means “a heart for God”) is a new mentored training programme that I am helping to launch here in the UK.
Cor Deo exists to multiply believers “after God’s own heart.” Join us as we respond to God together and share His heart with others!
What is the Cor Deo training programme?
A small group of men are invited to join the mentors for an intensive full-time programme of study and ministry.
* The first part of the programme is part-time, from September to January, involving assigned reading and three one-day conferences (attendance not required for participants coming from overseas).
* The team then comes together for the full-time programme from February to July
How does it work?
A mentored team: Cor Deo follows Jesus’ model of formation, study and ministry in the context of a mentored team.
Study together: The unique relational setting allows for intensive Bible study,as well as in-depth examination of theology, church history and contemporary issues. Cor Deo integrates theory with practice to develop participants in preaching, teaching, pastoral ministry, evangelism and leadership.
Minister together: Ministry is not just a subject to be studied, but an experience to be shared. Participating in Cor Deo means joining the mentors in their varied ministries, building up the church in the UK and overseas.
Who is it for?
Central to Cor Deo is a conviction that God’s triune love – as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – gives us a wonderful model for human relationships and ministry. Combining study and ministry in a relational setting, Cor Deo is for those with a heart for God, and a passion for ministry:
* Ideal preparation for those heading on to theological training
* Unique training for lay ministry in the UK and beyond
* Excellent opportunity for a missionary or minister taking a study break
Is Cor Deo a Preaching Training Programme?
This is a good question. Actually, Cor Deo is not specifically a preaching training programme. However, it can be. For participants with an interest in preaching, there will be plenty of opportunity to tailor the programme toward a preaching emphasis (including the option of a mentored personal study in Biblical Preaching). For participants not looking for preaching-specific training, then the preaching element will be limited.
We are excited to multiply ministry that shares God’s heart, whether that be through preaching, or numerous other avenues of ministry and influence!
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Please check out the Cor Deo site at www.cordeo.org.uk