Youth & Children’s Work Training & Events
If the children and young people 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 & youth 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:
Onelife Young Leaders – for the specific development of young people.
The Certificate of Higher Education in Theology, Ministry and Mission is accredited by Durham University through a partnership with Ripon College, Cuddesdon. It can be focused towards pioneer youth ministry by choosing the relevant modules. These are taught over two years. Most students complete four in the first year and two in the second. Each module is generally taught over a series of seven days in Oxford. The days run from 10.30am to 4pm to give students time to travel. There are two weekends incorporated to visit and learn from mission practice.
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As many as a fifth (22%) of teenage girls self-harm, whilst rates in boys are 9%. As a professional, it’s increasingly likely that at some point you will be faced with a self-harm disclosure - but how would you respond? This course will give you the confidence and knowledge to respond and offer the right support. The rise in the numbers of young people harming is well documented but it’s still a much-misunderstood issue. The first thing many people who…Find out more »
This day will help us explore the fundamentals of children’s ministry, looking at children’s spiritual lives, the Bible, storytelling, music, prayer, and relationship-building. The ideas are designed to be as flexible as possible – so whether you lead Junior Church, help with All-Age Worship, do assemblies, or work with schools or toddler groups, there should be something you can take away. There will also be a selection of resources from the Diocesan Resource Centre to explore and borrow. While the…Find out more »
Come and experience the key elements of Godly Play Join Andrea Harrison, a certified Godly Play trainer, on this Godly Play Introductory day - participants can experience key elements of the Godly Play approach, see a carefully laid out children’s sacred space and explore many of the Diocesan resources. The group size is small, so ideal for asking all of your questions and having a go yourself! Cost is £10, which includes refreshments and a sandwich lunch.Clergy and Readers in…Find out more »
Our 5-hour Self-harm Equipping and Supporting Workshop is ideal for those who want to a foundational understanding of self-harm along with developing the practical skills to run a support session with a young person, and develop a self-harm policy for their organisation. This full day training programme begins by giving you a clear understanding of self-harm and young people: the causes, types of harm and triggers. You’ll gain insights into the prevalence of self-harm across the UK and what kinds…Find out more »
If you lead worship, are part of your worship, production or creative team, or simply have a heart for musical worship, this day is for you! We’ll be gathering to worship together and to pray for one another as well as looking at what the Bible has to say about worship, and tackling some practicalities of leading worship. Dates & Timings: Friday, 13 March 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Saturday, 14 March 2020 - 10am - 9:30pm Cost: £15 Bring…Find out more »
Jesus said, “become like little children …” and that’s what we’re going to do. Join us for a 24-hour residential where we will explore, through demonstrations and experiences, a variety of creative ways to worship with children – not just on Sunday mornings, but at other times and in other formats. There will also be time for formal and informal discussion and space for us all to develop our own ideas and try new things. The time will finish with…Find out more »