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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.

There are a variety of courses available, from professional qualifications offered by recognised providers to local events designed for local leaders:

Core Skills Workforce Training courses, run by Pro-Action, are designed to enhance the work of volunteers, youth workers and professionals.

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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March 2019

Fuel Training

26th March @ 7:30 pm
The Priory School, Bedford Road
Hitchin, Herts SG5 2UR United Kingdom
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If you spend time with children, families or young people in a church or faith based context, then Fuel is for you. It doesn't matter whether you've just started volunteering making the drinks for holiday club, or you've been a youth worker for decades. We want to resource and equip you with ideas you can take back and share with those you work alongside. If you've not been to a Fuel Training event before, the format is very simple -…

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30th March @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
Christ Church, St Albans, 3 High Oaks
St Albans, Herts AL3 6DJ United Kingdom
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A teaching day for young people encouraging them to get involved in LEADING CHURCH. The day includes seminars on preaching, leading worship, working with others, Godly relationships and social media. As well as food, cafe and breakout zones. Includes lunch and dinner, and is totally free to come! For more info email Katherine at the267project.  

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May 2019

All Inclusive? Working with children and young people with special or additional needs

1st May @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Christ Church, Bedford, Dudley Street
Bedford, Beds MK40 3SC United Kingdom
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An essential seminar for all parents, teachers, church leaders, youth and children’s leaders, and anyone who cares about children and young people with special or additional needs. Most children’s and youth workers want to include kids of all abilities and needs in what they do, but many struggle to make this a reality. There are many different kinds of special or additional need, and each one, each child, can present different challenges (and opportunities!) It is hard for children’s and…

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Faith Development in Young People

3rd May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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How do we help to nurture and develop faith within young people? It’s a key question for all Christian youth leaders, but one that we often struggle to clearly answer. This training day is run by Youthscape. Throughout the day they'll be looking at various ways of provoking curiosity within young people, introducing spiritual disciplines and rhythms within our youth work and discovering the tools we as leaders need to personalise and ground big topics within young people’s worlds. Some…

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Young People and Loss

17th May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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Training day led by Youthscape, with training delivered by Will Taylor (Formally Loss UK) Statistics tell us: Aapproximately 1 in 25 children and young people have experienced the bereavement of a parent or sibling. Half of couples (49%) divorcing in England and Wales in 2011 had at least one child aged under 16 living in the family. Children affected by family breakdown are: 75% more likely to fail at school 70% more likely to become addicted to drug 50% more…

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Left To Their Own Devices? – Confident Parenting in a World of Screens

23rd May @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Vineyard Church, 7 Brick Knoll Park
St Albans, AL1 5UG United Kingdom
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Much of modern society is dominated by the digital world, and our children are growing up with countless online possibilities at their fingertips. It’s an exciting world for them to explore, but there are potential dangers. As parents and carers, it’s natural to want to protect our children from any pitfalls. So what strategies can we adopt to ensure our children gain the benefits of being online, whilst developing a responsible relationship with technology? At Left To Their Own Devices?…

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