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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 – click here for details of their forthcoming training.

UK Youth run short eLearning programmes – simple, clear and easy ways to improve your work with young people. These programmes provide an introduction to key topics, such as: ‘Action into Learning with Young People’, ‘Cyberbullying’, ‘Engaging the Hard to Engage’, ‘Group Work in a Youth Work setting’, ‘Raising Aspirations’, and ‘Understanding and Working with Difficult Behaviour’. Click here for details on the UK Youth website.

Onelife Young Leaders – for the specific development of young people we would like to encourage you to take a look at Onelife.


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January 2018

Schoolswork Training: Mental health and emotional wellbeing

19th January @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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What are young people’s emotional and mental health needs and how can you help them? In this day you’ll learn: what voluntary groups can offer to schools to support mental and emotional well-being key insights into children’s and young people’s emotional development running small groups helping young people overcome anxiety support for young people who selfharm up-to-date knowledge of the relevant. This is one of a series of training days for church youth and children's workers, ministers and those in…

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Help! I’m a volunteer in our Church Youth Work

30th January @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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'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…

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Small Caskets: Funerals and pastoral care when babies and children die (MDT) (YAC)

31st January @ 9:30 am - 4:15 pm
St Luke’s Church, Watford, Langley Way
Watford, WD17 3EG United Kingdom
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Free - £15.00

This is the training day we all wish didn’t have to happen. We all feel instinctively that the deaths of babies and children are fundamentally wrong. And yet, walking alongside parents, grandparents, and others affected by the loss of a baby or child can be a profoundly sacred act, one that cuts to the very heart of what it means to be in ministry. With opportunities to hear from professionals, chaplains, and bereaved parents, this is a day that will…

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February 2018

The Secret Formula to Youth Ministry

7th February @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hitchin Christian Centre, Bedford Road
Hitchin, SG5 1HF United Kingdom
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A fun-packed and confidence-building seminar evening with Matt Summerfield and Rachel Gardner. Have you ever wondered if there is a secret formula to youth ministry? Something that would guarantee impact and influence? Something that would definitely see lives changed - forever? Well of course, nothing is ever that simple BUT perhaps that are some helpful principals that might guide us as we think about seeing young people come to faith and grow in faith. This inspiring and fun evening is…

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The Stories In Which We Find Ourselves: Why social media demands a revolution in mission

19th February @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St Mellitus College, 24 Collingham Road
London, SW5 0LX United Kingdom
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Social media is making it easier to communicate - but it is also shaping our values, our relationships, our ideas about community, how we present ourselves to others.... and much more. In particular, it is one of the most profound and forceful influences on young people. What does this mean for mission? This isn't thinking about what practical opportunities might arise from the advent of social media, but about how social media is shaping their lives and our ministry in…

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Schoolswork Training: Delivering excellence in the curriculum and beyond

23rd February @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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How can you make the best possible contribution to RE, PHSE and other lessons in schools? In this day you’ll learn: developing curriculum content that will engage and enthral students changing law and practice in schools on RE and SMSC hands-on practice and resources you can take away and use the legal framework and good practice for exploring faith in schools third space faith work using school corridors and alternative spaces. Tutor: Lat Blaylock This is one of a series…

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