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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.

Diocesan training for youth and children’s work

Lay Leaders of Youth and Children
Lay leaders are vital to church youth and children’s provision and by becoming a Lay Leader of Youth and Children you will receive an introduction to leading these important ministry areas, with recognition of your crucial role. Training will cover the fundamentals of these varied areas, with support to run a worship event in your context. You can find all the details, and booking form link, here.

Essentials
Do you want your church to grow its confidence and skills for Youth Ministry? Essentials is comprehensive training for volunteer youth leaders. Helpful for experienced volunteer teams as well as new leaders or those simply considering how to support young people. Host the whole 10 session series or 1-off sessions with a facilitator to guide you through Youthscape’s excellent resources and activities. Get in touch to book Essentials training for your local area or Deanery.

Launchpad
A programme for clergy to receive specialist support in developing youth engagement in their parish or benefice. This programme is for church leaders with a heart for developing youth work and currently have few connections with young people or little youth ministry provision. 10 participants meet together for a series of lunches to develop a vision and plan for youth engagement that fits their context. Led by a youth ministry expert from Youthscape, each participant will receive 1-2-1 advice and ongoing support. Interested in Launchpad? Get in touch and let us know.

Upcoming Training & Events

Zoom Cafe: All-Age Worship

Online via Zoom

What actually IS all-age worship? What ISN’T all-age worship? Does it have to be loud and silly? Do I have to do action songs? What if I LOVE action songs... Read more »

Come and Worship 2022

High Leigh Conference Centre Lord Street, Hoddesdon, EN11 8SG, Hoddesdon

Join us for a 24-hour residential where we explore how worship and liturgy with children can truly nurture spirituality and connect children with God and with the church. Many of... Read more »

Essentials

Online via Zoom

Get your congregations equipped for youthwork through our free online Essentials training, running on Tuesday evenings in June and July Christian Cole, Diocesan Youth Missioner, invites you to join him... Read more »

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