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Full Time Contextual Route

The full time contextual route is a nationally available pathway catering for those who are intending to train full-time.  It is suitable for the following:-

  • Candidates sponsored with the expectation that they will hold incumbent status;
  • Candidates wishing to experience a pioneering context;
  • Candidates already based in an appropriate context for training in the Yorkshire region and who would prefer full-time training that combines stretching academic study with contextual learning.

This pathway is not only for those selected for Ordained Pioneer Ministry, but for all those who would benefit from an experience of outwardly focused patterns of ministry.  This would include experience of pioneering contexts under the supervision of current practitioners working at the cutting edge of ministry.

Candidates study towards a Diploma or BA with Durham University (Common Awards), or an MA with Durham University (Common Awards, subject to validation). 

YMC offers full time contextual training via our weeknight teaching in Mirfield and York. We provide Mission in Practice sessions, with regular group reflection, including input from experienced practitioners or exploration of case studies.

YMC also offers full time contextual training in partnership with St Barnabas Theological Centre.

All our full time ordinands are part of the YMC residential weekends, occasional study Saturdays, and our annual Easter School.