Training & Development

Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Psalm 25:4-5

Let’s learn & grow together!

We strife to provide learning opportunities to our church members, to equip volunteers with the training they need for serving the community and to encourage the use of resources for spiritual growth.

Learn more about…

Safeguarding Training – Building a safe community for all

Church Life & Ministry – Resources and education for those leading and serving at the ACF

Spiritual Growth – Deepen your personal faith

Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding training is an important part of the Church’s commitment to making Churches safe through the promotion of good preventative safeguarding practice. It helps building a safe community for all by sharpening our senses for recognising safeguarding concers and providing us with the skills to react appropriatly.

All those who are part of the ACF team are required to take part in the safeguarding program by the Church of England.

If you are serving at the ACF…

  1. Complete the Confidential Declaration Form (download here) and return it to our Safeguarding Officer Martyn Rittman (
  2. Consult the table below to find out which trainings you are required to do.
  3. Set up an account with the Church of England’s training portal.
  4. Complete the required courses and forward the certificates to the Safeguarding Officer.

Thank you for investing your time and talent into our church community and for helping us making this church a safe place for all!

Chaplaincy RolesConfidential Declaration Form (download here)Training C0 – Awareness (online)Training C1 – Foundation (online)Training C2 – Leadership (virtual)Safeguarding Check

Our Safeguarding Officer will assist you if needed and answer any questions you might have. Contact him via
For further information see the diocesan safeguarding training page. and read the ACF’s Safeguarding Policy

Church Life & Ministry

Church of England Webinars

The Church of England are offering a range of webinars on topics like digital communications, pastoral care, practical ideas for the church year, giving & generosity and caring for creation. Their training resource page is well worth a visit!
29.Nov..2021 03:00 PM – E&D Webinar: Lockdown Disciples


Leading intercessions during worship

Lord, teach us how to pray – Intercession pointers for the ACF by Rev Christopher Parsons
Leading Prayer through Intercession – A guide by the Church of England
World in Prayer – A weekly summary of international news with accompanying prayer by the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Lodi, California, USA

Evening Prayer

Leading Evening Prayer on zoom

Attending zoom meetings – adjust screen view settings, share your screen, share your sound
Daily Liturgies – from the Church of England (To access the prayers for a different day click on ‘more options.)
Book of Common Prayer Offices – with ready-to-play chants by the Mission of St. Clare

The easiest way to use one of these liturgies:
1. Open the page on your browser window (& any additional webpages in other tabs).
2. Resize your browser window (Make it narrower to have the sidebar dissappear)
3. Increase the text size for more readability (Windows: “Strg” and “+”, Mac “Command” and “+”)

Youth & Children’s Ministry

Youth ministry resources – collected by the Diocese in Europe
The Youth Ministry Network – For people involved in youth ministry who are full time, part time and volunteers in international English speaking Anglican churches.

Spiritual Growth


Alpha is an 11-week course that creates a space, online or in person, where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about faith, life and God.

Theological Learning


Talking Theology
The podcast of Cranmer Hall, the theological college within St John’s College, Durham University explores life’s big questions, and look to join the dots between theology, church, and the world. 
Theologians Graham Tomlin, Mike Lloyd, Jane Williams, and the occasional guest speaker get together to discuss burning issues of God, theology, life, and much more. 
The Bible For Normal People
A podcast that helps Christians navigate and appreciate this vastness of biblical interpretation., hosted by Pete Enns, a biblical scholar and author, and Jared Byas, a seminary graduate and former philosophy professor.
Worthaus (in German)
Making the current state of discussion in Christian university theology understandable to everyone who is interested in the Christian faith, attaching great importance to theological substance, comprehensibility and social relevance.
The Church Times Podcast
News, interviews, book reviews, and discussion each week from the Church Times – the world’s leading newspaper on faith and the Church.
Living in Love and Faith
Christian teaching, learning and discussion about identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage. A project by the Church of England

Watch this space!
…more resources are to follow

Icons: Child care by Adrien Coquet from the Noun Project / Missionary by Adrien Coquet from the Noun Project / Volunteer by parkjisun from the Noun Project

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