St Padarn's Institute

St Padarn’s Institute, part of the Church in Wales, is committed to supporting and promoting the growth of all God’s people, and to enable all Christian people to be formed into Christ and to fulfil their potential as disciples and ministers.

At the heart of St Padarn’s is ‘formation in community for mission’, looking towards and praying for the growth and flourishing of the Church in Wales and the transformation of our communities.

St Padarn’s has a range of courses and resources (with opportunities to learn in Welsh and English) for those who want to deepen their calling to follow Christ and to grow more into his likeness. St Padarn’s offers pathways of learning for those who have been selected to train for Licensed Lay or Ordained ministry.

St Padarn’s is a bold, innovative, move by the Church in Wales to reformulate formation and training across the whole of Wales.

The Church in Wales is committed to its 2020 vision to live out God’s transforming mission of love for Wales, within the strengths of the Anglican tradition, responsive to the needs to contemporary society.

To do that it needs mission-orientated formation and training for the whole people of God. So it has created the St Padarn’s Institute to be at the heart of all formation and training for the Church – for congregation members growing in their discipleship, for those being locally commissioned for service, for those preparing for new licensed ministries such as Pioneers, Pastors and Youth and Children’s Workers, for those preparing for ordination, and for the continuing development of all its ministers. It is also to give new impetus to research and reflection on Welsh theology and mission, as well as being part of the wider theological thinking and learning of the church across denominational and national boundaries.

St Padarn’s is not a place, or a college in a traditional sense. It is a community of formation for mission, working in partnership with bishops, diocese and local church communities. All that it does is rooted in deepening spirituality as we allow God to form us into people of faith, hope and courage, sustained and inspired in prayer.



New Wine Cymru

New Wine Cymru works with leaders and churches,  to see Wales once again transformed by the person, message and power of Jesus Christ.

New Wine Cymru prioritises the development of leaders and churches towards effective mission and fruitfulness. The necessity of the local church revealing Jesus in word, deed and miraculous power is a relentless commitment of New Wine Cymru.

We believe that to bring about the Lord’s Prayer, “your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” is the calling of every Christian and the privilege of every church.

It is to this end that New Wine Cymru is committed to the growth of Kingdom leaders, churches and ministries across Wales.

NWC extends right across the nation. For ease of operation, the nation is divided into six regions, each served  by a regional leader and team.

The New Wine Cymru regional leaders come together to form the National Apostolic Team,  bringing cohesion across the nation of Wales.

Contact Detials

The Church Office
32 Mynydd Newydd Road
Wales SA5 5AE

Telephone 01792 516335
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EMW - Theological Training Course

The Theological Training Course (TTC) of the Evangelical Movement of Wales (EMW) is designed to train men for gospel ministry in the 21st century. The thinking behind the course is that there is that there is an urgent need for men who can faithfully preach and teach God’s timeless truth and relate and apply it to our ever changing world.

The TTC course is particularly suitable for men whose circumstances or convictions make attending a full-time course impossible. Men already in preaching, pastoral, or evangelistic ministry who have not had the opportunity of training will also find the course especially suitable for them.

The Course lasts for four years: years A, B, C, and D. Men may join in any year (thus it is possible to start in Year D or end in Year A). All students, therefore, study the same material at the same time.
There are 2 residential sessions each year , one in the week of August and the other in Easter week.

Residential Sessions:

Bryn-y-groes Centre
Pensarn Road,
Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7YE

Telephone: 01656 655886
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South Wales Baptist College

The college is a community where people can discover more about the Christian faith as they explore God’s purpose for their lives.

We welcome women and men who are preparing for various forms of Christian ministry and mission. One of the College’s core tasks is working with people preparing for ordained ministry within both the Baptist  Union of Great Britain and the Baptist Union of Wales.

We gladly welcome ‘Open Option’ candidates, who embark on theological study as part of the process of discerning God’s guidance for their future.

For over 100 years the college has enjoyed a close working relationship with Cardiff  University.  This means that Baptist College students also benefit from having full access to the resources of the Department of Religious Studies and Theology at Cardiff University. These overlapping worlds of college and university help create a positive and stimulating environment for ministerial training and formation.

We also provide flexible programmes of training designed for people serving within local churches.

South Wales Baptist College – a place to be equipped for effective ministry and mission in a constantly changing world.


South Wales Baptist College
54 Richmond Road
CF24 3UR

Telephone +44 (0) 29 2025 6066
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Union School of Theology

Our Vision
Growing leaders for growing churches

Union is an innovative new Christian ministry enabling healthy church growth through investing in leaders. Our vision is to grow leaders for growing churches, to see churches flourish in the gospel and drive forward in mission.

Who is it for
Union is for everyone. We offer a huge range of fine theological tools to bless and serve the whole church, from podcasts to PhDs and everything in-between. Whether you are part of a church, in leadership already, or want to be equipped to lead a local church in the future, there is something for you at Union.

Our School of Theology has 150 students in the UK and Europe this year. From BA to PhD, studying with Union will equip you to delight in God, grow in Christ, serve the church and bless the world.

There are two ways to do it. We have a campus in South Wales for full-time residential study, with excellent facilities and all the advantages of community learning. Union also has a growing network of hubs across the UK and Europe. If moving away to train for ministry isn’t an option financially, geographically, or simply because you love being part of your church, this is a ministry-minded and cost-effective option. Union hubs are led by excellent local mentors with pastoral experience. All course materials, examinations and accreditations are provided by Union. You come out the other end with exactly the same qualification as those studying on campus, but you can do it anywhere. Click here to see our full prospectus and see what might be right for you.

Wales Campus

Union School of Theology
Bryntirion House
CF31 4DX

Telephone : 0330 123 4446
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Bible College of Wales - School of Ministry

Based at the Bible College of Wales, the School of Ministry programme will help to equip students as they pursue their calling to establish the Kingdom of God in the nations.

Our vision is that through this programme:

The School of Ministry will provide inspirational teaching that will ignite hearts by the Spirit of God to reach the mission fields that are already ‘ripe for harvest’ (John 4: 35).

  • We will impart to you through the ministry of teaching and preaching many vital truths necessary for the restoration of the church and for the effective evangelism of the world.
  • You will understand more fully your personal areas of ministry and further develop your relationship with the Lord.
  • Our students will be equipped to return to their local church and serve in areas of ministry that need committed and trained personnel.
  • We will honour the legacy and work of Rees Howells by continuing to train and prepare students who can impact nations and make history through their service in the kingdom of God

Wales Office
For more information visit the website here

Derwen Fawr Road
Sketty, Swansea
T: +44 (0)1792 722428
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Caleb Ministries

Caleb Ministries – Creating Anointed Leaders to Empower the Body

Caleb Ministries is a non-denominational ministry that seeks to serve the Body of Christ in Wales by offering a wide range of supportive options.  These include:
• The Caleb 2 year Leadership Development Course  This takes place once a month.
• The Caleb Short Courses for Leaders  These take 4 sessions and can be delivered either over a weekend or in 4 consecutive sessions.
• The Caleb Medium Length Leadership Courses  These take 6 sessions and can be delivered either over 2 weekends or in 6 consecutive sessions.
• Caleb Church and Ministry Consultancies  This service was designed to work alongside churches or ministries and their leaders to help them identify their vision, values and mission and then work alongside them to help them achieve these objectives.
• Caleb Regional Leadership Breakfast Seminars  Already taking place on a monthly basis in the Rhondda and Cardiff, we are seeking to expand these breakfast seminars into more regions throughout Wales.  Designed purely and only to facilitate the building of relational bridges of Kingdom unity among fellow leaders and aspiring leaders in a given region, these seminars aim to celebrate our oneness in Christ and explore how we can best help one another advance His Kingdom in our various spheres of influence.

For More Information
You can read about all these courses and much more on our website at
If you would like more information or explore the possibility of using Caleb Ministries for any of the above,
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