'Visiting' an ecumenical situation
Normally before you attend the residential element of the training 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, of course, not possible in 2021.
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 Officer or fellow DEOs for help with this. Please try to ensure it's a situation with which you are not familiar. You are not being asked to write a report on this.
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. 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.