In addition to providing discipleship resources, we see an important part of our work as equipping churches and individuals to use them well. We believe that it is important for those using the course to understand how to use the materials and the discussion method.
You can run our courses without training as an experienced group leader, by a thorough reading of the Advisor's guide, and trying the course out for yourself beforehand, however many people find it helpful to go through some training. We would strongly recommend this for those who are new to leading interactive group discussion.
We provide training through one day workshops for Come Follow Me advisors. We run these workshops around the UK and Europe in partnership with local churches, Mahabba groups and other organisations.
We're currently developing online based training and a training resource which can be used by small groups.
Exciting new developments
Online Video Training Resource for small groups
The CFM Online Video Training Resource for small groups is now available, making advisor training widely accessible. You can now host a Come Follow Me Advisor Training for 4 to 6 people in your home. We are hoping that this will enable more churches and individuals to prepare well before running CFM and anticipate that it will be especially valuable in situations where a live workshop is not possible.
This is a replica of the one day workshop, offered in four separate sessions. All the teaching and information is online in the form of video clips and information or questions for students to interact with. It simply requires someone to host it - gather people together, print off a few handouts and set up a computer or screen with internet access to the course.
If you, or someone you know, could make use of this resource please get in touch through our contact page.
Please note that as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted we plan to offer live workshops as before. We believe that the face to face interaction adds a valuable extra dimension to the training.
Zoom-based Online Advisor Training
During lockdown we have also developed a Zoom-based Online Advisor Training using this online video training resource. This makes CFM Advisor Training accessible to individuals, not just groups, and opens up the possibility of training different nationalities at the same time.
Following a successful pilot course in June, we ran our first Zoom-based Online Advisor Training public course in August 2020 with a group from 8 different nations.
Please encourage any contacts who may be considering using Come Follow Me with friends from a Muslim background to contact us to register their interest for the next course, running on Saturday 14 November and Saturday 5 December 2020, 9am - 12.30pm (GMT).