Seventy five people attended the first of five evening events aimed at equipping people for ministry.
The sessions are taking place in Ballycraigy Primary School, Antrim, during November and December, and the first was held on Monday November 8.
Peter Lynas from Belfast Bible College lead the first session on ‘who ministers’ and ‘who is called.’ He used biblical principles to show how all have a place in ministry and all have gifts to use.
Connor Diocesan training co-ordinator Peter Hamill said it had been an excellent evening and many participants had commented how uplifting they found it. One stated: “I didn’t really know why I was coming tonight but now I know why I am in ministry and I can’t wait for the next sessions.”
This series of evenings has been organised by the Commissioned Lay Ministry sub group of the Diocesan Training Council in conjunction with Belfast Bible College. The evenings are open to all and will look at the spirituality of ministry, the bible and ministry, mission, and reflective practice.