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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.


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April 2017

Training for work with young people – Managing Behaviour

25th April @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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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…

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The Core

29th April @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Forest Town Church, St Albans, Lyon Way
St Albans, AL4 0LB United Kingdom
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'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).

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May 2017
Free - £5.00

Junior Church Boot Camp

6th May @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
St John’s Church, Chipping Barnet, Wood Street
Chipping Barnet, Herts EN5 4BW United Kingdom
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Are you new to Junior Church? Been doing it for a while and need some fresh ideas? Want to share your experience with others? Come to Junior Church Boot Camp on Saturday 6 May – we’ll look at such topics as behaviour management, storytelling, praying with children, and more. This is primarily aimed at volunteers with little or no formal training, although children’s workers, wardens, readers, and clergy are more than welcome.

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Soul Survivor Worship Conference 2017

6th May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Soul Survivor Watford, 5-7 Greycaine Rd
Watford, WD24 7GP United Kingdom
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Every year we hold a one-day conference for any young people who would like to learn more about the heart behind worship as well as some practical skills. This practical and inspiring equipping day is aimed at anyone with a passion for worship. We’ll be looking at the Biblical values behind worship, talking through some of the practicalities of leading or being in a band, and there will be time for you to put your questions to the team. So…

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Disciples making Disciples?

11th May @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Luke’s Church, Watford, Langley Way
Watford, WD17 3EG United Kingdom
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Disciples making Disciples? Grow your faith and help others do the same. An essential seminar evening for adults and young people (secondary school age & above) with Matt Summerfield, Urban Saints President. In this inspiring, fun-packed and faith-stretching evening, you'll discover the following: 4 powerful reasons why we should long for people to become followers of Jesus 3 confidence-building activities which help people get interested in faith 3 simple phrases to explain what it means to be a Christian 4…

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SchoolsworkUK Equipping Day – Effective Communication and the Art of Storytelling

12th May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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This day will focus in on the art of storytelling as a skill that can be used across your work in schools. Through that, we look at how to communicate effectively and build relationships in schools. There will be many chances to get involved and develop your own skills in a storytelling workshop. We will be led by Neil Ruckman, a teacher and storyteller with 20 years of experience in this field. This new SchoolsworkUK Equipping Programme, delivered by Youthscape,…

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