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Directions is an exciting course for lay people wishing to discover and grow in the ministry and calling that God has given them.

Directions is not a Christian basics course. It is a course for those who want to discern God’s calling on their life and to be equipped for the ministry he has for them. Over 15 sessions Directions offers teaching, group discussions, personal reflection and focused exploration.

This is not just about ordination! Directions is for those whose ministry might be:-
  • in our place of work or leisure and in our families
  • service in our local community through a church ministry or as a volunteer with community groups
  • a role in our church - pastoral visitor, worship leader, children’s ministry, church warden - and more
  • a calling to the ordained ministry
  • a licensed lay ministry such as Reader or Church Army.
Directions applies biblical and Christian teaching to how we live and minister in the world and members will need experience of Christian life and a little familiarity with the Bible. Sessions include worship, a lively presentation and small group discussions to help participants get to grips with the content.

Directions makes a difference as 120 people who have completed the last five courses will testify, leading them to a whole range of ministries. 

Click here to read Mike's story.

Click here to read Chris' story. 

Click here to read Tracy's story. 

Click here to read Victoria's story.

Click here to read an interview with Directions Co-ordinator Debbie Ellison.

The next course starts: 17th January 2019, and runs Thursdays in term time at 7.15-9.30pm.


Book your place

To secure your place contact Debbie Ellison on 0151 705 2145 or email

There will be a charge of £20 per person.

Applications will need to be supported by your incumbent.

Debbie Ellison, Vocations Officer said "We are in the sixth year of running the course and each year it surpasses our expectations how God brings people together from across the area and helps them to discover together the next steps of their vocational story. The course is not a Christian basics or a nurture course or just for people exploring ordination, it focuses on helping those who are Christians reflect on who God is calling them to be and where He wants them to be. Each year people discover something new about themselves and their relationship with God. Some are helped to continue in their current places of life and ministry with new confidence and conviction for mission. Others find something entirely new including things they hadn't dared to dream."