Open Learning used for training lay preachers
26 February 2010
A Buckinghamshire church is using Trinity's distance-based Open Learning courses as part of an exciting initiative to help local church leaders know their Bible better.
St Mary's Church, Haddenham is training seven lay preachers, using Open Learnng at Trinity materials. The preaching team is meeting fortnightly before the Sunday evening service for a group tutorial, led by the vicar, the Revd Margot Hodson.
This year has seen eleven new Open Learning groups. The most recent, which started last week, is led by the Revd Gilbert Wong (below), pastor of the Bristol Christian Chinese Church and a Trinity graduate.