Welcome to the website of the Eastern Region Training Partnership.

The ERTP is a partnership between Christian denominations and its aim is to present a holistic vision of Christian education across the region with the intention of promoting individual and corporate discipleship.

To find out more about the ERTP along with courses and events happening in the East of England, please follow the links above.

Facilitator Training Materials

  • In a project funded by the Allchurches Trust, the ERTP has put together a pack of Facilitator Training Materials which are designed to help those who wish to be or who already are facilitators of Christian Groups to develop their skills. They were launched at the Annual Forum on 24 February, 2014 and are now available to download.

Regional Inter-Denominational Learning Communities

As part of its commitment to creative training in the region, ERTP is sponsoring the launch of Inter-Denominational Learning Communities for rural church members. This exciting new project, run in conjunction with the Arthur Rank Centre, aims to give participants a real opportunity to think, pray and plan together, with the overall goal of discerning and bringing new growth in rural settings.

Three Learning Community events for members of small, rural churches have now taken place. At each event, teams of four participants drawn from ERTP partners will meet to develop church strategy and mission, considering the broad themes of journey, leadership, discipleship and mission.  Team members may be lay or ordained, and are allocated an ‘accompanier’ from their denomination, who helps prepare the team and support its progress. The events have been very well received, and a fourth event will be held in June 2017.  The next stage of the Learning Communities project will be the launch of a programme of similar events for members of mid-size churches.

For further information, please visit the links below, or contact the ERTP Administrator.

Growing Disciples Residential Training

In 2017, ERTP is supporting a Growing Disciples residential programme hosted by the Eastern Regional Lay Development Group.  This 24 hour programme will take place at Bishop Woodford House on 6 – 7 May, and will look at Effective Leadership of Small Groups.  Free places are available.  For further details, please contact the ERTP administrator.