For over fifteen years CMCS has established itself as a prime provider of counsellor in-service training which focuses on issues and needs in ministers and their families.
Each year from Autumn to Spring we arrange presentations of a Saturday workshop in different locations around the country - in alphabetical order these are Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester, and York.
These Workshops are open to all interested counsellors, but with a priority booking period and reduced fee for those who are members of the CMCS Register of Counsellors.
Next series of Workshops
For 2019 to 2020 we will be looking at Recognising Spiritual Abuse : What is it, what should you look out for,
and what helps with recovery? The facilitator will be Gillie Jenkinson. Details were sent to all counsellors on the
CMCS Register in the July 2019 Bulletin. Bookings are now open - the shortcut link to the automated bookings system is www.baptist.org.uk/CMCSWorkshops - please note, this is a shortcut, not the name of an actual webpage.
The dates and venues are:
30 Nov 2019 – Birmingham - Carrs Lane Church
8 Feb 2020 – Exeter – South Street Baptist Church
7 March 2020 – York – St Bede’s Pastoral Centre
4 April 2020 – Manchester – Luther King House
9 May 2020 – London - Wesley’s Chapel
Feedback from previous Workshops
The 2018 to 2019 Workshops were on God in the Room: Issues surrounding faith dynamics. The facilitator was Rachel Hudson. Here are some of the feedback comments received from counsellors who attended:
"I didn’t know what to expect - I hadn’t been to a CMCS workshop before. It was lovely, very comprehensive in scope and reflective."
"Encouraged, refreshed, inspired. Thank you."
"It was a very positive experience of connection, information and reflection on faith and therapy issues."
"Renewed sense of wanting to be there for this 'hard to reach' client group."
"Looking forward to next year’s topic already!"
Cost including lunch:
£115 for counsellors on the CMCS Register; £125 for counsellors not on the CMCS Register
Closing dates: 8 Nov 2019 for Birmingham (extended by a week)
4 weeks before each Workshop in 2020, e.g. 11 Jan 2020 for Exeter, or earlier if all places are filled
100% if you need to cancel more than a month ahead, 50% if between a month and a fortnight ahead.
If you find yourself unable to attend less than 2 weeks before a Workshop, or on the day, sorry but no refund; however, please do let us know, for catering reasons.