The Learning and Training Committee was formed some years ago under the ‘umbrella’ of the Mission Committee. There are currently six members of the committee and we seek to encourage people to deepen their faith and spiritual understanding by setting up opportunities for Biblically based learning.
This we have done in a number of ways by having a Study or Away Day once a year, by setting up House Groups and by combining with St Peter’s and St Chad’s for study and worship during Lent.
On the Study Days, held at The Trinity Centre, we have considered such subjects as Wisdom in the Bible, Christianity and Science and Medical Science and Religion, all led by some outstanding speakers. We have successfully opened these meetings to people in the whole diocese as well as the Holy Trinity congregation.
On other occasions we have organised a smaller Away Day for the congregation at a local venue, different from Holy Trinity, which has given us the chance of reflecting on a Bible passage or the context and purpose of a whole book such as that of Luke’s gospel.
We regularly organise House Groups, meeting in people’s houses, usually in the autumn and sometimes during Lent. These groups mean that we can meet each other in an informal setting over a period of perhaps four or five weeks and not only deepen our Christian faith but also cement our openness and friendship with each other.
Our future plans, for this year, include a quiet Away Day at Canwell Church Hall on Saturday 20th October and a series of House Groups beginning at the end of October.
Watch out for details! Why not join in, especially if you have never done so before?
Nina and the Team