When the COVID-19 lockdown hit, Taketime, along with many other charities, had to look at new ways to conduct our business. In the past we had  promoted Taketime at events such as 3Generate and the Christian Resources Exhibition (CRE) and we spent a lot of time traveling around the country for our Taketime Training Days. This changed overnight; all face-to-face events for the remainder of 2020 were cancelled.

A chance conversation with one of our Practitioners made us think about running our training online and just two months later we were able to pilot our new Taketime Practitioner Online Training Course.

We partnered with TheologyX, The Methodist Church’s training team, which has given us a professional and robust platform on which we can offer the course.

The process to create the training wasn’t just about lifting the existing content and putting it online, instead, we went back to basics. We restructured the content, added more detail and included different types of media to make the course interesting and informative. The other benefit of being online is that the course is accessible from anywhere in the world.

We have had over 100 people enrol on the course so far. Some are new, excited to learn about Taketime and start their own groups. Others are existing Practitioners looking to refresh their skills. While most interest still comes from the UK we have had already had students from Australia and India. You can find out more by clicking this link to our Partner Page at TheologyX: https://www.theologyx.com/partners/12/