The structure of the ALT Pathway:
Monthly themed cards: Topic themed cards to be engaged with monthly as independent learning. The participant is expected to keep a journal of their experiences and reflections.
Meeting with Mentors: Each participant will be expected to meet with their mentors every three months to discuss their reflections on the monthly themed cards and the process as recorded in their journal.
Study days: There are three full study days (10am - 4pm) themed around Mission & Outreach, Pastoral Care & Ministry; and Worship.
Dates of study day sessions:
A full day of learning which includes lunch, venue TBC.
Saturday 16th November 2019 - Worship
Saturday 21st March 2020 - Mission and Outreach
Saturday 20th June 2020 - Pastoral Care and Ministry
Twilight sessions: There are three twilight sessions where there will be a shared meal and informal learning based around the themes of Welcome & Hospitality, Christian Tradition and God for all.
Dates of Twilight sessions:
6.30pm - 8.30pm at Church House, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith, CA11 7XR
Wednesday 16th October 2019 - God for All
Wednesday 19th February 2020 - Welcome and Hospitality
Wednesday 20th May 2020 - Christian Tradition
What is the Authorised Local Training (ALT) Pathway?
The ALT Pathway aims to encourage lay people of all ages and backgrounds to explore further what God may be calling them into. It is a pathway which is designed to be flexible, to meet people in their own context, to support an individual's learning style and interests. The pathway is a 'light touch', participant led approach which is supported by study days, evening sessions and a personal mentor.
The pathway is a two year commitment. The first year is designed to help the participant explore where they feel God may be calling them. This is supported by a monthly themed card, three Saturday study days, three evening twilight sessions and four mentor sessions. The participant is expected to keep a journal throughout the pathway process. The second year is there to encourage the participant to begin to 'have a go' and to continue the self-reflective process which is supported by their mentor.
To encourage a sense of community and further support, the participants will be encouraged to form small groups with others engaged with the ALTP for prayer support, and to set up a social media platform for sharing of stories, ideas and resourcing.
All participants are required to have a DBS check completed and completed Safeguarding Training before signing up for the ALT Pathway. For more information contact your local safeguarding Officer or email Isabel.email@example.com at Church House.
The cost for the course for 2019/20 is at an introductory price of £60 which includes refreshments and meals.