Welcome To The Eastern Region Ministry Course
Forming and equipping lay and ordained ministers for a growing Church.
We provide an environment in which people preparing for Christian ministries
- can discover their gifts
- grow into the ministers God intends them to be
- are excited and challenged by their learning
- develop and apply their practical skills
- grow in their knowledge of the love of God
so that they can serve in collaborative ministry, engage in God’s mission and proclaim the Gospel in the world.
We offer a choice of full and part time courses for those training for ordained and licensed ministry in the Church of England and those engaged in ministry in the wider church. Our students are drawn from the East of England and across continental Europe.
From the start and throughout training, our students are embedded in their local context and actively engage in ministry and mission.
A generously inclusive community, ERMC provides a challenging and affirming training experience. The diversity in churchmanship in the Church of England is reflected in both staff and students. This helps to deepen our understanding of other traditions and social contexts.
And, of course, we are a community with a sense of humour.
The enabling culture that ERMC provided was an answer to prayer. The mixed modes of training, both locally and residentially, face-to-face and through remote technology, made it possible to work and train as part of a wonderful community but with minimal disruption to family and social life, within my sending church and alongside my secular career. The course also kept me grounded in the real world and able to witness God at work. All the aspects of my life benefited. I trained alongside Christians from all walks of life and different traditions in the wider region of England and Europe, and with some excellent staff, all able to bring and share their own experiences. Since I graduated I can say with confidence that I had been well prepared to serve the church as an effective ordained minister and enter my curacy.
Revd James Sawyer, former student