Foundations for Ministry

FFM graduation 2018
Foundations for Ministry is a stimulating course open to anyone active in church life who feels some sense of vocation or calling to Christian ministry, and needs some time and space to unpack what this might mean and look like. 


The courses aim is to provide you with a solid foundation so that you can continue to develop and explore your calling both to Christian ministry and to the life-long adventure of being a disciple of Jesus.

What does the course offer?

The course runs over three terms and includes 23 evening sessions and four Saturday course days. Sessions will include a mixture of inspirational talks, group work and personal reflection all designed to help you:

  • Make connections between who you are, what you believe and how you can apply your faith to the everyday stuff of life.
  • Understand more about Christian ministry, your spiritual gifts and how you can identify your ministry SHAPE. 
  • Discover your call to mission, where God wants to use you and how you can remain fruitful in your ministry. 


The next set of courses are due to begin again this September 2021. For more information on dates, venues and how to apply please see the information in the leaflet below.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to register your interest please email Jamie Mackenzie (Local Ministry Officer).

Please note that the closing date for applications is Sunday 12 September 2021.

FFM Leaflet

Application Form

The Church of England Diocese of Manchester,
Church House, 
90 Deansgate, 
Manchester M3 2GH

Manchester DBF Company number 149999, Charity number 249424
Telephone: 0161 828 1400