Foundations - Key modules for the care and ministry of a diverse community of people

The modules in our Foundation category are vital to all those who are leading in parish and ministry contexts in CofE Birmingham. They underpin the Paths and Ways within the Pathways network. 

Research has found that rapid decisions based on gender, race, ability, appearance or other values can result in flawed judgements and the under-use of people’s abilities. Being aware of these preconceptions can support a more diverse and fairer society.   

We live in a diverse society, enriched by the contribution of different groups and cultures. In a parish context, it's important to be intentional about how diversity is recognised and celebrated to allow a variety of cultural gifts to flourish. The ICA course aims to help participants think through what it means to be in community with others from different backgrounds, so that we can enter into authentic interdependent relationships that are reflected throughout church life.


An opportunity for participants to consider their roles and responsibilities in relation to pastoral ministry including recognising and managing challenging behaviour, developing pastoral skill in risk assessment, recording, reporting and sharing information appropriately and establishing safe working practices that connect the expectations of The Church of England with personal theology.

Module Format: Online

THIS MODULE HAS NOW CLOSED TO NEW PARTICIPANTS, PLEASE HEAD TO UNCONSCIOUS BIAS TO COMPLETE THIS TRAINING.

Research has found that rapid decisions based on gender, race, ability, appearance or other values can result in flawed judgements and the under-use of people’s abilities. Being aware of these preconceptions can support a more diverse and fairer society.