Formation Intensives

Intensives follow a three year cycle designed to develop a candidate’s spirituality, self-awareness and styles of leadership and care. The programme also attends to the development of those skills a candidate will need on ordination to the diaconate in the areas of professional conduct, liturgical skills and preaching.

Some areas are addressed at every intensive, such as theological reflection, speech development, pastoral care and preaching. Others receive more focussed attention at a particular intensive, and fall broadly under the headings of spirituality, pastoral care, personal awareness, ecclesial understanding and entrepreneurial leadership.