In January a three person evaluation team descended on the readers in training course to assess its efficacy!
I met two of the team on three occasions, the management team meeting, the tutorial staff meeting and at the Saturday Day School. The picture features Jeremy Putnam leading what I thought was a fantastic day on Community.
At that time of writing I have not heard anything about to the report but the process was an interesting one and, though likened to OFSTED, it was a much more conversational affair. The assessors were astute and asked probing questions that certainly got the grey cells working.
I think one of the development points that might come to the fore is how we promote reader ministry, especially with younger folk.
The diocesan website is a convoluted maze at best and there does need to be a clear message about what a reader ministry is and why folk should consider it as a vocation.
Your suggestions please! I will collate the best and put them on the website!