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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LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is an innovative way to develop your children’s ministry team, as well as your work with children and young people. You will enter a 'hands-on' world where everyone participates and contributes to discussions and key conversations. Using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and materials, this day will empower you to bring a powerful and practical dimension to your work. The cost of the day is £15 (£25 for those outside the Diocese) although if you’re in St…Find out more »
In a culture with higher pressures to succeed, 24/7 online presence, global instability and a constant bad news cycle, young people are increasingly struggling to know how to cope. As professionals we are seeing an increasing rise in disclosures around anxiety and can be unsure how best to respond and support. Anxiety in Adolescence is a 3-hour course that not only highlights the pressures that young people are facing today, but also key methods of support, including school-wide/organisation-wide and individual…Find out more »
The importance of nurturing and encouraging healthy self-esteem in young people is essential. Not only does a young person’s sense of ‘self’ impact their wellbeing and mental health, it also gives them the ability to make healthy decisions and better navigate the landscape of adolescence. We ensure that each delegate is given the knowledge to recognise the importance of understanding ‘self,’ including developing the skills and theory of understanding the emotional, evaluative and cognitive components of self-esteem. The training also…Find out more »
Diddy Disciples is a creative and playful worship and Bible storytelling resource for babies, toddlers and young children. Diddy Disciples aims to encourage participation, discipleship and leadership from children's earliest years, using storytelling, singing, colour, repetition, art and lots and lots of movement! During this evening, the author of Diddy Disciples, The Revd Sharon Moughtin-Mumby, will lead us through: Diddy Disciples: the story Diddy Disciples: the 7 principles Diddy Disciples: a sample session Diddy Disciples: the books & website Opportunities…Find out more »
Mental wellbeing has a huge impact on every area of a young person’s life, from their ability to learn, flourish socially/emotionally and make healthy choices. As professionals, we are seeing increasing numbers of young people showing signs of poor mental health and a lack of resilience skills to weather the storms of adolescence. This training provides key insight into understanding adolescent mental health and brain development, along with the skills to recognise the indicators of an underlying mental health concern…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 »