Ministry Division

Female clergy member hugging friend Keith Blundy

Resources for selection and training

Ministry Division

Our task in Ministry Division is to renew lay and ordained ministry throughout the Church of England. We do this by providing advice and support to dioceses, the CofE’s Bishops, and numerous Theological Education Institutions.

We oversee the selection, training and deployment of ordained ministers, ensuring the Church is well equipped to serve God in living out its mission for many generations to come.

We’re supporting dioceses to develop proactive plans to grow vocations to ministry, by sharing good practice, ensuring proper resourcing and providing quality training for DDOs and advisers.

"Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Then he said to his disciples, 'The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.'"

Matthew 9:35-38