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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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April 2018

Introduction to Godly Play

28th April @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Diocese of St Albans, Holywell Lodge41 Holywell Hill
St Albans, England AL1 1HE United Kingdom
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Godly Play is an exciting, creative way of understanding, sharing and reflecting on Christian stories. Developed originally as a resource for children, Godly Play is now being used with a wide range of age groups in a diversity of settings. The Revd John Fellows will be running two different sessions - come along to just one, or stay for both: Morning Session  10am - 12noon   An introduction - experience the key elements of Godly Play Afternoon Session  1.30pm - 3.30pm …

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May 2018

Romance Academy Equipping Day: Sexting, Social Media and Staying Safe Online

10th May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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This equipping day will focuses on the issues around social media, sexting and young people. Digital platforms and social media offer young people new ways of creating identity and connections. The question we will be asking is ‘how much does this positively contributes to the life experiences of young people, and how much of it causes irreversible damage? We will be discovering what effect social media has on our young people, and exploring the influence & impact that regular exposure…

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Children’s Ministry Basics

12th May @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm
St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Churchfields
Broxbourne, England EN10 7AU United Kingdom
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Led by Margaret Pritchard Houston, St Albans Diocesan Children's Mission Enabler, 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, this…

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Schoolswork Training: Line management and trustees

25th May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute Street
Luton, LU1 2EY United Kingdom
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What’s the best approach if you’re a trustee or senior worker responsible for line management in your organisation or church? In this day you’ll learn: Adapting approaches to line management to suit different people and personalities Skills required for successful line management Dealing with problems, conflicts and poor performance How to manage a schools worker if you’re not a schools worker! How to structure and lead a line management session. Tutor: Keith Johnson This is one of a series of…

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

29th May @ 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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June 2018

Children’s Ministry Basics

9th June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christ Church, Bedford, 117 Denmark Street
Bedford, Beds MK40 3TJ United Kingdom
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Led by Margaret Pritchard Houston, Children's Mission Enabler for St Albans Diocese, this training afternoon 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,…

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