Welcome to Youth & Children’s Work
Children and young people are welcome as significant members of every church family and every parish. They are our God given heritage, children were blessed and called by Jesus and they with all generations are promised the gifts of the Spirit. How can we help each parish to enable the children and young people in their communities and churches to grow in faith, to encounter Christ and to transform their world?
Diocesan Children’s Mission Enabler, Margaret Pritchard Houston, is here to offer support and to resource all those working with children aged 0 – 12 years in churches and their communities.
Diocesan Youth Missioner, Christian Cole, is here to offer support and encouragement to churches and their communities in welcoming and growing young disciples, aged 11 years plus.
Youth and Children’s Ministry resources during the Coronavirus pandemic
During the Coronavirus pandemic we are aiming to produce a short weekly issue of our Youth and Children’s work mailings:
- Children’s Ministry News at home 5 May 2020
- A new way of church with young people 29 April 2020
- Children’s Ministry News at home 28 April 2020
- A new way of church with young people 23 April 2020
- Game Ideas for Video Conferencing
- Using Zoom in Youth Ministry Leader Ideas
- Children’s Ministry News at home 21 April 2020
- A new way of church with young people 16 April 2020
- Children’s Ministry News at home issue 15 April 2020
- Connecting to young people online (social media apps and more)
- Reviewing your social media policy for youth work
- A new way of church with young people 7 April 2020
- Children’s Ministry News at home issue 7 April 2020
- Youth Prayer Walk guide
- We have also set up Pinterest boards specifically tailored to ministry in these challenging times – Children’s and Youth
Here are some forthcoming webinars to encourage and support in your work at this time:
- Child Bereavement – Monday 4 May 6.30pm – 7.30pm
- Discipling young people from afar – Tuesday 5 May 7pm – 8pm
The Diocesan Youth Service (DYS) produces an occasional newsletter with details of the latest events, training opportunities and resources. Subscribe to the Youth mailing here.
Social Media Contacts
YouTube – Children’s work
Blog – Children’s work
Training and events
For details of training and events for involved in Youth and/or Children’s ministry, click here.