Free place on mentoring course for friends of CRE

ByDave Hall

Free place on mentoring course for friends of CRE

A charity helping thousands of Christians learn how to help others is offering churches a free place on a mentoring course.

Alistair and Debbie Welford set up Nicodemus after visiting Guatemala and encountering former street children slipping back into living on the streets. Identifying mentors and pairing them with the youngsters prevented many from reverting to their former habits.

The scheme has since enabled mentors in UK churches help new disciples and develop a relationship with the people with whom they work – in feeding programmes, with the homeless, or those needing to escape the poverty trap.

‘We now want to offer churches the opportunity to send one person for a free foundational specialist mentoring course so that they can then encourage their churches to send others on the course,’ said Alistair. The course costs from £59 to £53 per person depending on the number of licenses required.

Churches can register for the free course online here, using the offer code CRE24. The charity currently supports 200 churches in the UK and 500 in Latin America. It has recently moved into the USA and Canada.

The training website identifies many other supporting courses such as child sexual exploitation, gangs and grooming awareness – issues mentors may encounter.

‘A Community Consultation Guide for churches has also proved to be a great evangelistic tool – giving the church a large “tick” from the community and producing data which can be used to show the need if making funding applications,’ Alistair added.

A space for church retreats is also available at the charity’s Manor Barn, south of Stratford-on-Avon.

• Nicodemus will be on Stand P34 at CRE 24

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