The initiative to try to get this site
up and running has come thus far from Peter Nicholls,
until 1996 a local education authority adviser in the
use of information and communications technology (ICT)
in education. In 1999 he completed a
three-year course that trains men and women for ordained
ministry in several mainline church traditions.
Peter is confident, however, that he is not called to
ordination but rather to explore as a layperson how the
churches can better enable all Christian believers to
minister the love of God and to work for the coming of
His kingdom. So that the
people of God live the Christian life to the full in
homes, schools, offices, factories, in leisure
activities and as consumers, in medicine, politics, the
arts, the church ..... everywhere.
Although the use of Internet is a
means to this end, it is a crucial part of the scenario
of 21st Century information dissemination, community
building and eLearning. Much of Peter's effort
goes into exploring solutions in this area.
Support is gratefully acknowledged
from a number of people, in particular John Raymond of
the Peterborough Diocese People and Work Programme and
the staff of Church House Publishing for their help in
developing courses. Mike Thomas at Learning and
Teaching Scotland has rendered much technical assistance
to get the original e-quip site running smoothly and James
Petersen has worked on the first
professional version of the site.
The 7-section framework for Christian growth has been
developed in conjunction with the Peterborough Diocese
Adult Education Co-ordinator, Chris Peck.
In 2003 Peter moved from Peterborough and
worship in the
Cathedral to Norwich and the Mulbarton group of
parishes. From 2005 to 2010, Peter was web editor
managing the content of the Roots for Churches
and more recently has set up www.equipforministry.org
using the Moodle virtual learning environment to run
courses for Norwich Diocese. He may be contacted by the form or link
on the contact page.