Foundations in Christian Ministry

Foundations in Christian Ministry is a 1-year lay training course delivered by SWMTC for the diocese.

Do you feel you would like to serve the Church more, but are not sure of the direction?

Are you interested in preaching, or pastoral care, or evangelism, and feel the need for more training?

Would you like to work with others in a group, praying and learning together for a year while listening for God speaking about your vocation?

Peter Burren (see below) lives in Littleham, Exmouth and attends the Parish Church of St Margaret and St Andrew. Here he talks about why he decided to do the SWMTC Foundations in Ministry course, and what he has got out of the experience.


Mike Jefferies lives in Tavistock. He and his wife Annie have just completed the SWMTC Foundations in Ministry course. Here, he talks about the experience and what the course has given him.


A course description is below. For more information or an application form, email Belinda Speed-Andrews, Programmes Coordinator at SWMTC.

FiCM – course description 2020-21

FiCM course 2020-21

Applications for the course starting in September 2020 should be submitted by Easter 2020.

What past students have said:

‘Each study day was totally inspirational’…‘Teaching was excellent’…‘Tutors hugely encouraging and inspiring’.

‘Encouraged me to become involved in planning worship’…‘Affirmed my calling’.


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