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.
Past Events › Youth and Children (YAC)
How can you raise funds for your work in schools? In this day you’ll learn: How to develop a compelling pitch to potential funders Secrets of approaching grant making trusts Writing a bid and completing applications Running fundraising events How to get churches and individuals to give to your project. Tutors: Chris Curtis and Gordon Raggett This is one of a series of training days for church youth and children’s workers, ministers and those in schools ministry organisations. Each training…Find out more »
In a culture with higher pressures to succeed, 24/7 online presence, global instability and a constant bad news cycle, young people are increasingly struggling to know how to cope. Anxiety in Adolescence is a 3-hour course run by Youthscape, that not only highlights the pressures that young people are facing today, but also key methods of support, including school-wide/organisation-wide and individual approaches, free downloadable resources and the skills to identify the signs of anxiety disorders. The course also covers the…Find out more »
Young people and Self-esteem is a brand new course from Youthscape. The course covers the six pillars of self-esteem and highlights how this relates to young people. We ensure that each delegate is given the knowledge to recognise the importance of understanding ‘self,’ including developing the skills and theory of understanding the emotional, evaluative and cognitive components of self-esteem. The training also includes a wealth of practical resources and information to use with young people in your setting. Cost of…Find out more »
Led by Margaret Pritchard Houston, Children's Mission Enabler for St Albans Diocese, this training morning focuses on the Bible, the Christian year, and some ideas on storytelling, music, and prayer. You will also have a chance to look at some of the resources available from the Diocesan Resource Centre, and get tips on the best websites and curricula for Junior Church, assemblies, and more. Whether you serve in Junior Church, All-Age Worship, schools ministry, Messy Church, Toddler Praise, or others,…Find out more »
'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 »