The programme involves classroom study; you will deepen your understanding and knowledge of the Bible, and how to apply its message in different contexts. But it is also practical. You will learn things like how to build a team and mobilise churches for urban mission. You’ll be shown how to survey your area and build a picture of your community’s needs, before creating a strategy for urban evangelism. You will gain the insight, knowledge and skills to help churches reach out with the gospel.
All new LCM missionaries complete this course, which is a level up from the Foundation Course.
UMC runs for one day a week during term time, over a period of two years (though it is possible to complete just year one of the course).