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.
Upcoming Events › Youth and Children (YAC)
'Help! I'm a volunteer in our Church Youth Work' is a free monthly training opportunity for everyone who volunteers for their Church Youth Work. Held over 10 sessions and organised by Youthscape, each evening is suitable for those starting out in Youth Work as well as established volunteers (but you don't need to attend all of the sessions!). Come and have an inspiring evening, meet volunteers from other churches and get encouraged and equipped. Real insights into young people's lives Practical…Find out more »
Introducing Diddy Disciples, with Sharon Moughtin-Mumby, author of Diddy Disciples. Part One. An interactive presentation Find out about the 7 principles of Diddy Disciples Explore a sample session Bring your questions and reflections Part Two. A practical workshop Learn how to use the Diddy Disciples book & website to build your own worship Get some tips on preparing resources & space Bring any final questions about Diddy Disciples in your setting Refreshments from 18.45pmFind out more »
Study day for Clergy, Curates, Readers and paid Youth, Children's & Families Workers. We are delighted to welcome Mark Yaconelli to St Albans Diocese - he is a renowned author and speaker who has led workshops and retreats for churches and social justice communities across North America and the UK for the last 20 years. Teenagers make adults anxious. Adults make teenagers anxious. God makes everyone anxious. Maybe that’s why youth ministry suffers such high amounts of burnout? Based on…Find out more »
From Anxiety to Love: A Contemplative Approach to Youth Ministry. We are delighted to welcome Mark Yaconelli to St Albans Diocese - he is a renowned author and speaker who has led workshops and retreats for churches and social justice communities across North America and the UK for the last 20 years. Teenagers make adults anxious. Adults make teenagers anxious. God makes everyone anxious. Maybe that’s why youth ministry suffers such high amounts of burnout? Based on ten years of…Find out more »
How can we make worship in Messy Church accessible without dumbing down? How can we engage parents, grandparents, and people of all ages, as well as young children? How can we connect Messy Church worship to art and games in ways that enhance the experience and help us explore the stories and experience of worship together? This morning will focus specifically on Messy Church, but there will be principles that people doing any kind of All-Age Worship may find useful.…Find out more »
Led by ThinkTwice, this one day course covers the fundamentals of mental health, depression, anxiety, psychosis and eating disorders, with space for understand the experience of these illnesses as well as advice on how to help sufferers and their families. The training is interactive, with a chance to reflect theologically on the issues alongside practical advice on how to best support those with mental health issues. The day is suitable for youth workers, pastors, pastoral carers and those with a…Find out more »