has oversight of ministerial formation, training and development within the Scottish Episcopal Church, and the Methodist Church in Scotland. Through its Initial
Ministerial Education (IME) programmes it prepares men and women for accredited lay and ordained ministries; and through its Continuing Ministerial Development (CMD) programmes
it seeks to offer ongoing training and support for those engaged in public ministry. For more information, please see the IME
TISEC consists of both a dispersed and a central body. Dispersed TISEC is constituted by diocesan co-ordinators and advisors. Dispersed TISEC is responsible for part of the delivery of IME programmes and the delivery
of all CMD programmes. For contact details and information on the work
of the dioceses, please see the information on the DIOCESES pages.
TISEC's work is overseen by the Ministry Development
Committee. This committee reports through its convenor (Professor
Judith George) to the provincial Board for Mission and Ministry.
central (or provincial) body, based at General Synod Office
in Edinburgh, is staffed by two Ministry Development Officers
(MDOs) ( Kenneth
Fleming and Michael Fuller ) and an Administrative Secretary
(Denise Brunton). The responsibilities of the MDOs include
oversight and development
of the provincial curriculum
and monitoring of the structures and processes involved in
ministerial training. If you have any concerns or questions
about ministerial formation in TISEC please contact either your
diocesan co-ordinator or the provincial staff.
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