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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Do you want to advertise your group or activity to young people? Need to create a poster or programme but don't know how to make it look cool not cheesy? Trying to communicate using social media like Instagram or Facebook and need to create great graphics? This training day run by Youthscape is for busy youth workers with limited design experience who want to learn how to create stunning graphics and images. You'll learn the principles of great layouts, how…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 »
Are you trying to raise funds for your church youth ministry or organisation? Wondering where to apply for a grant, and how to get started filling in an application? Need to find a way to convince funders about the value and importance of your work? This day is a comprehensive guide to finding grant-making trusts and knowing how to go about creating a winning application. You'll have the chance to hear from representatives from grant-making trusts about what they look…Find out more »
This exciting puppet training day is designed to give you hands on experience within the following areas: basic and advanced puppetry skills, solo and theatre style puppetry, how to start a puppet ministry (including finances, equipment, recruiting etc.), props and scenery, choreography, putting a song together and much more! There will also be performances and demonstrations throughout the day to give you plenty of starting ideas. The day is for adults and young people, those who are curious as to…Find out more »
You know your work makes a difference to young people, but how do you prove it? Everyone supporting young people should have a good working knowledge of monitoring and evaluation - whether you are working for a church that doesn’t care about outcomes, or have to report to large funders. Over the course of this day, run by Youthscape, you will look at how you can use evaluation to understand the impact you have, make a clear case for resources…Find out more »
This is a unique opportunity in our Diocese to explore how your church can better develop as an intergenerational faith community, and grow more effectively as the Body of Christ. Christ Church & St. John’s in Radlett will be hosting internationally renowned speaker David Csinos on the evening of Thursday 18 July. David is at the leading edge of intergenerational Christian formation, spirituality and church growth; writing widely about faith formation, children’s and youth ministry and culture, he helped to…Find out more »