A big feature this autumn has been organizing Training Huddles for local leaders in the two Birmingham churches. We also have invited potential leaders and colleagues from our team in Dublin.
The first, held in November, focused on how to lead from upfront - in any sort of group gathering (small-group study, church service, talk, guiding a prayer time, leading a public worship time). A worship leader from another Birmingham church came along to share in the training.
The second, held in December, began a series of Huddles - 3 so far - on how to interpret the Bible and share it with others. Included in the training were sections on how to glean the sense of a passage in the Bible, how to construct a lesson, and some beginning tips on how to share the lesson. Still much to learn, but the sharing (and hopefully, learning) has been rich and appreciated.
Looking for future monthly Training Huddles still to come!