Right everyone, here’s something really important for us DDs. Rev Ian McIntosh, head of ministry formation for Ministry Division, has sent me his first draft of formation criteria for Distinctive Deacons for IME 1 (only). (IME stands for Initial Ministerial Education, and is for the phase of training that happens on theological courses or theological colleges prior to ordination).
I’ve said that I’ll share these widely with other deacons so that the feedback I give him is as representative as possible.
He has worked closely with the formation criteria we developed in Exeter (at MinDiv’s request). Please take a look, and let me have your response. This is our chance to make a difference for the diaconate!
Let me know in comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org if at all possible by the end of this week. MinDiv is working fast on all the criteria.
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