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Short Course:
Certificate in Christian Mentoring 2020

Christian theology applied.
A popular five-day course to help you successfully mentor and disciple others—both inside the Church, and within the community.

23 – 27 November 2020

17 Burton Rd, Poole, BH13 6DT

From just £295

Moorlands College Certificate

Due to social distancing regulations, this event will be postponed. We’re really looking forward to joining together again in person one day! Keep an eye on this page and on our social media channels to find out when the event will be re-scheduled for. Thank you for your patience with us!


Certificate in Christian Mentoring

A popular five-day course to help you successfully mentor and disciple others—both inside the Church, and within the community.

Now a regular short course on the Moorlands College calendar, Certificate in Christian Mentoring is specifically designed to support church leaders, youth workers, children’s workers and anyone else who helps others move forward in their lives. Run in partnership with Catalyst Training and The Greenhouse Christian Centre, this course will equip your work with all age groups, by helping you understand an individual’s needs, identify what they want to do, and give them the tools to move forward.

“God has worked very profoundly in my life through my participation in the Mentoring course.”
Charlie, previous student

Training Team

Sharon Prior

Sharon Prior
Sharon is a Baptist Minister at a church in Bournemouth, Senior Tutor at Moorlands College’s Midlands Regional Centre, and a freelance trainer, coach and mentor. She lectures on various courses in mentoring, leadership and working with children and young people; helping students to be more effective in their work for God. Sharon is a Trustee of Urban Saints and seeks to use her mentoring skills in working with volunteers and young people on Urban Saints camps.

Paul Wilcox

Paul Wilcox
Paul taught in a high school in the West Midlands for 12 years, before working for a number of Christian organisations, including Scripture Union and Youth for Christ. Motivated by a God-given heart for investing in the next generation of leaders, Paul’s aim is to develop a network of people he can mentor. In more recent years, Paul and his wife Jane have started Chapel House Ministries and are based in Worcester.

Course content

Spread over five days, and comprising two assessment tasks, Certificate in Christian Mentoring covers a range of crucial topics for mentoring:

  • Definitions and reflections on terms
  • Organisation of the mentor
  • Different forms of mentoring
  • Self-awareness
  • Action planning
  • Spirituality of the mentor
  • Using the Bible and prayer in mentoring
  • Biblical basis of mentoring and coaching
  • Key stages in mentoring and coaching
  • Self-reflection and the mentor
  • Questioning skills
  • Mentoring through the arts

Students successfully completing the course will receive a Moorlands College Certificate in Christian Mentoring.


Christian Mentoring 2018
  • “Thank you so much for this course! I loved every minute of it! Thank you for your passion and clarity when teaching.”
  • “My mentoring will become much more intentional now and I will encourage my church to become and mentoring community.”
  • “Jesus Christ has been at the centre of this course – I have loved it! It has made me think how different churches could be with a culture and practice of mentoring for everyone.”
  • The course has recalibrated my thoughts on how to improve ministry and discipleship.”
  • “The interactive parts of the course were really useful. A well thought through course. Thank you.”


From just £295

We offer two different accommodation packages to best suit your needs, with prices fixed at last year’s rates:

  • £295 to include training, lunch and refreshments
  • £520 to include training and four nights’ full-board en-suite accommodation

Location and timings

17 Burton Rd, Poole, BH13 6DT

Monday, 11am–5pm
Tuesday–Thursday, 9am–5pm
Friday, 9am–1pm

Apply now

Please apply using the form below. We’ll let you know in due course if your application has been accepted.

Terms and Conditions for Booking onto the Mentoring and Pastoral Care Courses

Deposit Once a person receives an acceptance email for the short course from Moorlands College they must pay a deposit of £100.00 within 48 hours of receiving this email to secure their place. Deposits are non-refundable and will be deducted from the final balance.

Payment The remainder of the payment will be due 8 weeks before the date that the course starts. If the booking is made with less than 8 weeks to the start of the course, then we will require full payment at the time of booking. We accept payment by BACS, cheque, cash.

Cancellation Payment and acceptance of a deposit constitutes a legally binding contract. Cancelled bookings cause financial loss to Catalyst Training and Mentoring Ltd if they cannot be refilled. For this reason charges apply to all cancelled bookings, both partial and full. All cancellations must be given in writing and acknowledged by us in writing. Cancellation charges apply to the following notice periods in advance:

More than 6 months > Deposit only
6 months – 12 weeks before start of course > 50% of the total cost
12 – 4 weeks before the start of the course > 75% of the total cost
Less than 4 weeks > 100% of the total cost

If final payment has not been made at the time of cancellation, the person will be liable for any outstanding cancellation charges. We advise everyone to take out appropriate insurance to cover their stay in the event of cancellation.

If a person has paid in full and they cannot attend, they can nominate someone else to take their place, but this person will need to go through the application process and there will be a £50.00 transfer fee. This needs to be paid once Moorlands College have notified them that they are accepted onto the course.

Please note: In order for applications from non-UK/EEA to be processed in time, we request that applications made from countries outside the UK/EEA should be submitted at least 10 weeks before the start of the course (including references sent to the college). This is in order to give sufficient time for a visitor visa application to be processed, and required funds to be released for the commencement of the course. Assistance with visa applications will not be given.

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