Young Women: Your Call – Vocations Day

yw vocations
Young Women: Your Call is a national day conference being run on Saturday 23rd April at Coventry Cathedral and hosted by the Diocese of Coventry. It aims to be a creative day of teaching, listening, exploring, praying and working out more of a sense of God’s call on our lives. It is aimed at women aged roughly 16-35 and is suitable for women at all stages of discernment – be that the first dip of a toe in the water, or further along the more formal vocations channels.

We would love to welcome young women from across the country – it is free to register and attend the day which includes lunch and refreshments and hopefully lots to take away.

Participants can register directly by using this link or look out in the coming weeks for a facebook page and twitter handle #YWYourCall.

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LST Youth & Worship Intensive

‘We grow authentic disciples’ – Strategic Priority 1, Winchester Diocese

Youth and Worship


Intensive course at London School of Theology

27-29th January 2016

We are very pleased to be welcoming two guest speakers for special evening events during the intensive. You can join us just for these evenings (free admission), or sign up for the whole 3 day intensive course to get the full experience!

Marcella Antunes will be speaking on developing a young worship team on 27th Jan. She leads the Youth Worship team Hillsong Guildford and loves seeing the next generation passionately serve God with their creative talents.

Amy Tolmie will be sharing from her experience engaging young people with contemplative spirituality and reflection, primarily in school contexts. She works for Youthscape, as project manager for schoolsworkUK.


Passionate about young people and worship?

Excited about releasing teenagers to lead?

Wanting to go deeper in your understanding and practice?

This is the course for you!

Led by: Sam Hargreaves (LST,

Join LST Music & Worship students as we explore together the creativity, challenges and rich potential of inviting young people to worship God. Be inspired to encourage them in leading worship themselves, in diverse forms of music and prayer.

The course blends theory and biblical input with lots of practical discussions, usable examples, and opportunities to try things out together.

Case studies from prominent youth worship movements (such as Soul Survivor, Alternative Worship, Hillsongs, Prayer Spaces in Schools) help ground different approaches in reality, and LST faculty are joined by key worship facilitators from across the UK, sharing insights and leading us in worship.  In addition there are optional trips to prominent London youth services.

Feedback from last year:

“I haven’t stopped talking about it to friends, colleagues and volunteers since I got back. What I have learnt from the course has definitely enriched my thinking and will influence the way I do and advise on youth ministry.”

“The first ever Youth & Worship intensive weekend was a joy to be a part of!  There was a great mix of LST students and additional guests from all over the country – different church backgrounds and experiences, and this created great discussions.  Beth Croft came and led us in worship on the Friday evening, and then spoke from the heart about the importance of raising up the next generation of worship leaders.  She advocated a costly mentoring where we ‘share life’ with the young people we are trying to release, and we ended in prayer and commissioning.

“The rest of the weekend covered some deep theory, which was cashed out in practical discussions and examples.  As case studies we looked at Soul Survivor and Alternative Worship, and students were placed in groups to begin planning example services.”

Ideal for:

  • Youth workers (paid, interns and volunteer)
    Worship leaders
    People considering further study in youth ministry

Topics include:

  • Music and young people
  • Generation Y/Z
  • Multi-sensory and interactive worship
  • Youth and adult church
  • Contemplative spirituality in youth ministry
  • Stages of faith development
  • Outward-looking worship
  • Developing young worship leaders

Teaching and learning

Pre-reading will be sent to all students prior to the intensive as PDFs, to help you ground your learning in current material.  Classes will mix up-front teaching with discussions, examples, and opportunities to work in groups.  If you wish to take the written assessment then you can pay a small extra fee for it to be marked.

Main lecturer:

Sam Hargreaves was until recently Programme Leader for the LST Theology and Worship course and has taught Youth and Worship for the past six years.  He also runs with his wife Sara, and they have extensive experience leading training for youth groups and churches, creating innovative resources and leading worship at events like Youthwork Summit, New Wine youth venues, Spring Harvest and Greenbelt.  They write a monthly column in Youthwork magazine, and have authored a book, a DVD resource and a series of creative journals.  He has an MA in Contemporary Worship from Kings’ College.


Weds 27th Jan

1.30-5.30pm: Session 1-4
6.00-7.00pm: Dinner
7.30-9.15pm: Special guest, sessions 5-6

Thurs 28th Jan

9.30am-12.20pm: Sessions 7-9
12.25-1.15pm: Lunch
2.00-5.00pm: Sessions 10-12
6.00-7.00pm: Dinner
7.30-9.15pm: Special guest, sessions13-14

Fri 29th Jan

9.30am-12.20pm: Sessions 15-17
12.25-1.15pm:  Lunch
2.00-5.00pm: Sessions 18-20

(Sessions 21-24 are trips to youth services which are essential for those taking the assessment – dates TBC).


(includes dinner on Wednesday, lunch and dinner on Thursday, and lunch on Friday)

Without assessment £245

With assessment and certification from LST £485

With credit bearing within an LST programme £685

Extra meal bookings optional, and some accommodation available: call Ms Ruwani Gunawardene for details or to book places.

Call: 01923 456220, or email:

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