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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There’s a unique set of challenges which comes with reaching boys, thanks to a mix of hormones, cultural norms and physical differences. Led by Youthscape, in this training day experienced youth worker and NEET intervention specialist Matt Allen will look at how to work with the range of behaviours and learning styles exhibited by young men, while Martin Saunders will share some of the ideas from his new book on how to craft a message and programme of discipleship that…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 »
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 »
With Mental Health services stretched, and thresholds for specialist support increasingly harder to meet, youth workers are finding themselves filling the gap. This day will equip you with the skills and resources to confidently offer support. Whether in a coffee shop, school or church, working with young people 1:1 is an indispensable part of youth work. Led by Director of Youthscape Luton Jemimah Woodbridge, this day will equip you with both knowledge and resources that will aid you as you…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 »