Prepared for Service is a two year part-time programme of training which provides teaching, pastoral care and practical experience for individuals with the support of their local church.
“In a time of financial difficulties, PfS is one of the most flexible, adaptable and affordable training courses.” Wes McNabb (Pastor of The Slade Evangelical Church)
NB. Though FIEC won’t be responsible for PfS after 2014, there is still a possibility that the course will be running. Please contact [email protected] if you would like more information.
The course involves 8 three-day modules per year and is based at The Carey Centre in Reading. There are two ‘entry points’ - either September or February - which makes the course even more flexible. For more detailed information about the structure, topics and cost of the course, you can download the brief information leaflet or full brochure on the right.
The closing date for applications to start the course in September 2013 is 18th May.
The following video is a 5 minute fly-on-the-wall look at the course, taken at the October 2010 module.
If you would like to apply, please download the Course Member Application Form and a Church Leader’s Reference form (above) and send them to the Course Administrators.
Our ambition for FIEC Churches is that they become communities where every member is encouraged to grow as a follower of the Lord and use their life and gifts for His glory.
We are working with both colleges and churches that provide theological and ministry training to ensure that they understand the particular needs and challenges of ministry in Independent Churches.
Starting in September 2012, a number of FIEC churches and individuals will be helped by the launch of Partners in Training. This scheme will provide financial help for employing and mentoring new gospel workers.
There has never been a clear 'route' into ministry for men and women from FIEC Churches, let alone a means of fellowship, networking and identity for those wishing to be trained for Independent church ministry. Now there is: it’s called The Hub Conference.