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.
At the 2017 Annual Forum, members agreed that ERTP should be dissolved and that less formal arrangements should continue to allow those engaged in resourcing ministry and mission to network and support each other.
To facilitate such networking, Forum members suggested that there should continue to be an annual gathering of practitioners and interested institutional leaders. The first of these, the Eastern Region Mission and Ministry Gathering, will be held at Bar Hill Church on Monday 5 March. The gathering will include a liturgy of thanksgiving for the work of ERTP and focus on the theme of ‘Welcoming the Stranger’. It is anticipated that the Gathering will be open to interested people from local churches. If you would like to attend, please contact the ERTP administrator.
ERTP will continue to support ongoing projects until their scheduled completion.
To find out more about the ERTP along with courses and events happening in the East of England, please follow the links above.
- 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 sponsored the launch of Inter-Denominational Learning Communities for rural church members. This exciting project, run in conjunction with the Arthur Rank Centre, aimed 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.
Four Learning Community events for members of small, rural churches have now taken place. At each event, teams of four participants drawn from ERTP partners met to develop church strategy and mission, considering the broad themes of journey, leadership, discipleship and mission. The events have been very well received, and 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.
- Learning Communities Outline
- Denominational Partner Initial Letter
- Accompanier Letter
Growing Disciples Residential Training
In 2017, ERTP supported a Growing Disciples residential programme hosted by the Eastern Regional Lay Development Group. This programme took place at Bishop Woodford House on 6 – 7 May, and looked at Effective Leadership of Small Groups.
East Anglia Regional Pioneer Network
ERTP is supporting the launch of a local pioneer network to support and promote pioneer training. The Network hopes to establish a website and regular meetings. For further details, please contact the ERTP administrator.