About Ministerial Development Conversation

Ministerial Development Conversation is a confidential discussion with a trained facilitator that supports and enables those in the ministry to reflect on their practice in their context. This conversation provides an opportunity to:

  • Reflect on you: My Role
  • Take stock of your current appointment: My Ministry
  • Create clarity, supporting you to think through what your next steps may be: My Future
  • Take action and be empowered to do so.

The conversation is a space set aside for you to explore what you need for the challenges of ministry today.

MDC is a flexible model and sessions can either take place face to face or via Skype/FaceTime/Zoom/Teams.


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The role of the facilitator is crucial to the success of a Ministerial Development Conversation (MDC). The facilitator training will be conducted by the Edinburgh Coaching Academy and will cover of key topics.

To be considered for facilitator training, please complete and return the MDC Facilitators Application Form.

Book your one to one

You can now book your Ministerial Development Conversation (MDC) session directly with a chosen facilitator.

MDC sessions can either take place face-to-face or via Skype/FaceTime. Each facilitator’s profile gives you details of their location and online availability.

Please contact the Ascend Team  we will do our utmost to assist in arranging a session for you.

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MDC Guide

For more information on MDC, please download the resource booklet.