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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:

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 Training & Events

Engaging Young People with Climate Justice (YAC)

Youthscape, Bute Mills 74 Bute Street, Luton

Whether your group is highly engaged in the topic of climate change, or just watchful of this global youth phenomenon – it is imperative that we engage with this topic, explore it theologically and consider its trajectory. A training day led by Tearfund and Youthscape. "Our house is on fire." The words of 16-year-old activist... Read more »

Youthscape Essentials (YAC)

Youthscape, Bute Mills 74 Bute Street, Luton

Youthscape Essentials is a free 10-week training course for youth work volunteers: anyone who is helping with young people at their church, or thinking about getting involved. Lots of churches are wondering how they can do more with young people, but they depend on people like you to make it happen. Young people growing up... Read more »

Fundraising for Independent Charities and Youth Projects (YAC)

Youthscape, Bute Mills 74 Bute Street, Luton

Are you trying to raise funds for your church or organisation? Wondering where and how to apply, and how to pitch it right? This day is a comprehensive guide to finding grant-making trusts and knowing how to go about creating a winning application. Who's it for? Directors and managers of charities - youth work related... Read more »

POSTPONED – Come and Worship 2020 (YAC)

High Leigh Conference Centre Lord Street, Hoddesdon, EN11 8SG, Hoddesdon

Jesus said, “become like little children …” and that’s what we’re going to do. Join us for a 24-hour residential where we will explore, through demonstrations and experiences, a variety of creative ways to worship with children – not just on Sunday mornings, but at other times and in other formats. There will also be... Read more »

Third Space: Unlocking the Shared Spaces in Schools (YAC)

Youthscape, Bute Mills 74 Bute Street, Luton

As Christian visitors in schools, we mainly operate in two spaces, the first being curricular; the assemblies and lessons we lead where we often engage vast numbers of young people, but don’t always have the opportunity to pursue the depth we want. The second space being the extra-curricular; the clubs and lunchtime groups, where we... Read more »

Leading Creative Conversations in Children’s Ministry using Lego® Serious Play® (YAC)

The Diocese of St Albans - Holywell Lodge 41 Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 1HE, St Albans

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is an innovative way to develop your children’s ministry team, as well as your work with children and young people. You will enter a 'hands-on' world where everyone participates and contributes to discussions and key conversations. Using the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and materials, this day will empower you to bring a... Read more »

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