Normally before you attend the training course you must visit an ecumenical situation in which you are not involved and write a report on it. Because of the Coronavirus situation this is not necessarily possible.
We are therefore asking you to explore one ecumenical situation in your area or Intermediate Body by having a conversation, perhaps by Zoom, with some of the people involved. You may wish to ask your County Ecumenical Officer or Denomination Ecumenical Officers for help with this.
Please try to ensure it’s a situation with which you are not familiar. Also note that you are not being asked to write a report on your visit.
Why an ecumenical visit?
In the course of your work as an Ecumenical Officer you will visit many ecumenical situations, formally and informally. An example of a formal visit would be, for example, in the context of reviewing a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP). You will make far more informal visits, eg when giving a talk to a Churches Together group or working with local people on an issue. You may also find yourself preparing others for visits and teaching them how to review LEPs.
The visit in the context of this course is designed to help you reflect on what you might look for when you visit a situation, and how you might assess it.