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.
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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 in church need a safe space to grow in their faith. They’re living in a world where being a Christian makes them the odd one…Find out more »
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 & others Fundraisers supporting charities Others wanting to raise funds for projects Course outline How do you fund the work you are doing? That's the…Find out more »
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 time for formal and informal discussion and space for us all to develop our own ideas and try new things. The time will finish with…Find out more »
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 have the opportunity to develop relationships but rarely engage with vast amounts of young people. What if there was a ‘Third Space’? This Youthscape equipping…Find out more »
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 powerful and practical dimension to your work. The cost of the day is £15 (£25 for those outside the Diocese) and a sandwich lunch will…Find out more »