Resourcing further education colleges, chaplains and churches to work in creative partnership
If your local community is home to a further education college (i.e., a non-statutory provider of 14-19 education), if you are an education or chaplaincies officer for your denomination or involved in church-related youth or community work, we can support your work by:
Interested in opportunities to engage with your local college? Based in Birmingham, Black Country, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire or Worcestershire? WM FE Chaplaincy Ambassador Phil Metcalf is available to support conversations between colleges and local churches/faith communities about partnership. You can contact Phil at: phil.metcalf[at]blueyonder.co.uk. This is a three year initiative, beginning January 2018, jointly funded and supported by the Anglican Dioceses of Coventry and Lichfield, the Heart of England Baptist Association, WM Synod of the URC and St Peter’s Saltley Trust, with support from the West Midlands Churches’ FE Council.
Does your church or group of churches neighbour a further education college, and you’d like to know how to relate to it better? Members of WM Churches’ FE Council are available to come and speak at church councils, circuit meetings, deanery chapters, ministers’ gatherings or similar. We can brief you on the shape of the further education sector and opportunities to partner creatively with your local college.
Please contact us to chat further about this.