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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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December 2019

Self Harm Essential Knowledge

5th December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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As many as a fifth (22%) of teenage girls self-harm, whilst rates in boys are 9%. As a professional, it’s increasingly likely that at some point you will be faced with a self-harm disclosure - but how would you respond? This course will give you the confidence and knowledge to respond and offer the right support. The rise in the numbers of young people harming is well documented but it’s still a much-misunderstood issue. The first thing many people who…

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January 2020

Children’s Ministry Basics (YAC)

25th January @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
St Pauls Church, Letchworth, Pixmore Way
Letchworth Garden City, England SG6 1QL GB
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This day will help us explore the fundamentals of children’s ministry, looking at children’s spiritual lives, the Bible, storytelling, music, prayer, and relationship-building. The ideas are designed to be as flexible as possible – so whether you lead Junior Church, help with All-Age Worship, do assemblies, or work with schools or toddler groups, there should be something you can take away. There will also be a selection of resources from the Diocesan Resource Centre to explore and borrow. While the…

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February 2020

The Man You’re Made to Be: Helping Boys to Connect with Christian Faith

7th February @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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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…

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