Teaching Days

Outline details

Patrick offers one day seminars on a number of different subjects central to ministry.

A typical day runs from 10am to 4pm. Materials will be available including notes, PowerPoint presentation and copies of Patrick’s supporting books. There will be a break for lunch and refreshments, group discussion and time for questions. A small fee is charged for the day and expenses are requested. Patrick hopes the days will be enjoyable,refreshing, equipping and fun.

These teaching days may be particularly suitable for theological colleges, CMD courses in Dioceses (Patrick has done several over recent years for the Diocese of Bath and Wells and these have proved both popular and effective) and for Parish quiet days or for leadership teams.

Topics available

Becoming fully human

What it means to become what we were intended to be. “The work of God is a man or woman fully alive” (adapted from Irenaeus). What issues do we face in personal development and realising our potential? What struggles do we face? What resources are there for us in Christ and in the Church?

Becoming a spiritual leader

A day spent considering aspects of Christian leadership especially around the life of St Peter. What qualities does a leader need? What is the place of character, experience, skill and understanding in Christian Leadership? What can we learn from the great leaders of the Bible, from their successes and failures?

Becoming a Citizen of the Kingdom

What is the Kingdom of God? How is it described in the Old Testament and by Jesus? What is the relationship of Church and Kingdom? How do we notice and how do we perceive God’s Kingdom today? Is God at work outside the Church? How do we encourage the coming of the Kingdom?

Prepare for Exile

Is the Church in exile today? How can we tell? Exile from what? How does it affect our work? How does it affect our mission? How does it affect the way we are Christians and how we speak and engage with the world? What is the relationship today between culture and Church? How do we remain distinct but fully engaged?

Paul as Pastor

Paul is a pastor as much as a pioneer or an evangelist or a church planter and Apostle. Do you agree? How does Paul show his pastoral side? What principles can we gain from Paul about pastoral care? What were his goals, his methods and the problems he faced? How does his example help us in our pastoral care today?

The use of the Wisdom Literature in Pastoral Care

The Wisdom Literature is a treasury of Godly practical wisdom for us at every stage of life: Job is for the suffering; the Psalms are for both the joyful and disorientated; Proverbs are for those discharging their obligations in a Godly way; Ecclesiastes is for those who are questioning and the perplexed; the Song of Solomon for those wanting to grow in love and prayer with the Lord


The Life of Peter: Becoming a Spiritual Leader. “Patrick speaks wise words that inspire us to follow Jesus with enthusiasm and vigour” Pam

“Patrick speaks with such knowledge and is able to explain each detail which made me understand everything”
“The most inspirational speaker I have ever heard!” Lorraine from South Africa
“Patrick’s talks have been gentle, encouraging, full of humour (of the best kind!) and have enabled us to have a fresh grasp of God’s truth in the Gospel”