Children’s Work Training and Events
“We are called to provide professional support and development for all those working with children in the name of the Church demonstrating the highest qualities in the practice and personal life.”
Going for Growth January 2010
If the children in our parishes and communities are “to encounter the love and depth of the Christian faith and the person of Jesus Christ” (Going for Growth 2010) then it is vital that those who work as children’s leaders in our churches, whether voluntarily or as employed workers, are trained and equipped for service.
There are a variety of courses available, from professional qualifications offered by recognised providers to local events designed for local leaders.
Total Training Sessions are run by the 2:67 Project. These are training and equipping evenings for youth and children’s workers, held in St Albans – click here to download 2016-17 sessions.
Pro-Action has a number of Core Skills Workforce training courses, designed to enhance the work of volunteers, youth workers and professionals – click here for details.
Events – see below:
27 to 28 February – Core Conference Overnight Retreat, in Hemel Hempstead
27 April – Messy Hospitality with Lucy Moore, in Histon Cambs.
Upcoming Events › Youth and Children (YAC)
Engaging Young Refugees: an equipping day for Youth Workers This is a day of training for those wanting to engage with young refugees and unaccompanied minors in their community. Interactive content including: Overview of refugee resettlement vs asylum system Life as a young refugee in the UK Education as hope for the future Mental health of young refugees Reaching out to refugees and asylum seekers Safeguarding young refugees and asylum seekers.Find out more »
Join us in thinking about the challenge and opportunity of talking about the Christian faith in education. Learn about new opportunities in Religious Education, as well as how to engage children and young people in the wider spiritual life of the school. This day will have a hands-on approach with the opportunity to experience activities designed to add to the spiritual moral social and cultural (SMSC) life of the school. Lat Blaylock will be joining us on this day. This…Find out more »
Free monthly training for everyone who helps with church youth work. Real insights into young people's lives. Practical skills you can apply straight away. Support for you to grow in your confidence and faith. Organised by Youthscape, each evening takes place at Bute Mills and is suitable for those starting out in youth work as well as established volunteers. Tuesday 28 March's training for volunteers will focus on the following - Insights into young people's experiences: Young People's Cultural World. Practical…Find out more »
Fuel training is a free evening of training for Youth and Children's Workers. If you've not been to a Fuel Training event before, the format is very simple - a range of 20 minute sessions for you to choose from on a variety of subjects to help you think, question and journey with in your youth and children's work. It is then finished with a keynote session for everyone. There are always wonderful snacks, drinks and good company.Find out more »
Free monthly training for everyone who helps with church youth work. Real insights into young people's lives. Practical skills you can apply straight away. Support for you to grow in your confidence and faith. Organised by Youthscape, each evening takes place at Bute Mills and is suitable for those starting out in youth work as well as established volunteers. Tuesday 25 April's training for volunteers will focus on the following - Insights into young people's experiences: Managing Behaviour. Practical Skills for…Find out more »
'The Core' is a new conference for all those involved in Youth and Children's Ministry, being held in St Albans Diocese. It will be a day for: Connecting - Resourcing - Encouraging - Sending. The keynote speaker is Rachel Gardner from Youthscape. Cost is £20 (including lunch & refreshments).Find out more »