Use the navigation to view the different areas of our FAQ and use the form at the bottom if you would like to ask a question that we haven’t answered yet.
Categories within our FAQ are:
Q: Where is St Peter's?
It’s people and not a building or an institution. A community for those in formal or informal ministry; a community of those wishing to grow in their Christian faith and the service of God.
Q: So if St Peter’s is not a building or an institution where is it?
Online... It’s a ‘virtual’ college: for example - online information and resources, connecting people together and helping people explore what’s available in the Diocese and beyond
Around the Diocese... we use many locations right across the Diocese
In hubs... It’s a ‘gathered’ college, such as at the Bishop’s Annual Lecture and the School of Ministry
Q: What's a 'virtual college'?
As well as face to face training courses and events, we use online resources... a website that enables you to apply for, or book onto, courses; a resource to alert you to upcoming events that may be of interest or help to you or your church. The website will also be a gateway to accessing information about the ongoing diocesan courses such as Worship 4 Today and Aurora. We will also be introducing a virtual learning environment where some study can be completed online.
Q: Who can be part of St Peter's?
Anyone in the Diocese! We generally serve 4 main groups - Ordained Ministers, Lay Ministers, Informal Ministers (e.g. worship leader) and Disciples (that's all who wish to grow in their faith in Jesus).
Q: How do I become a member?
Q: Does membership cost anything?
No, you can become a member for free and we will keep you informed about your areas of interest or courses you are enrolled in.
Q: Do I need to be on a course to become a member?
No, you can simply sign up then we will keep you in touch with all of the learning events and courses that are going on around the diocese.
Q: When I finish a course do I stop being a member?
No, St Peter’s is not something you graduate from... you become and remain part of St Peter’s by virtue of being in ministry in the Diocese. St Peter’s is not just about short-term training…. the focus is on life-long learning and formation - supporting and equipping you throughout your time in ministry in the church, helping you and your worshipping community to be and become more like Christ.
Q: There's a lot of information - where do I start?
Start by clicking on the hexagon or 'Core Area of Learning' that most applies to you. This page will help you to know what direction to go in next with applicable courses, resources and events.
Q: I have a disability, how can I get the most from the site?
Q: How do I get back to the HOME page?
Anywhere in the site just click on the St Peter's College logo in the top left.
Q: What are the 7 Core Areas of Learning all about?
These are the 7 areas of learning that St Peter's focusses on. All of our courses, events and resources fall under at least one of these headings.
Q: What's the quickest way to find something?
There is a 'Search Site' facility in the menu bar at the top of any page - simply type in what you are looking for and the results should help you. Alternatively the 'Site Map' may be useful which gves you an overview of all the sections of the website.
Q: Can I see the website in a different language?
Yes - we use Google Translate - which may not be perfect but allows you to get around the site more easily. Look for the 'Select Language' box in the top menu bar.
Q: How do I use 'My Learning Plan'
Watch this video