Category Archives: Training

Cracking IT Ministry Training Day

Plans are underway for a one-day conference in February, hosted by Moorlands College, and run in partnership with us to get lay and salaried workers together for a day of resourcing and encouragement! We are hoping for a good selection of external agencies involved in children and family ministry to join us to share the resources they offer.

The day will be crammed with guest speakers, topical seminars and practical resources to help anyone working with families and children in the local church.  Save the date for you and your team.

SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2018

Moorlands College, Sopley, BH23 7AT

More details to follow soon

Big Changes in how we connect with you!

We want to be better at communicating with the whole diocese through every platform you engage with. We want to be better at supporting you and your ministry and let you all know about the great things going on across the diocese.

So from January 2018 we will be active and available through the following:

School of Mission (SOM) Newsletters which will come out every month (on the 3rd Friday of the month) and have loads of information about what we are up to and how we can support you and what you’re doing. We would also love to share testimonies of what is going on around the diocese, so if you have any stories you want to share then please let us know by sending them to schoolofmission@winchester.anglican.org.

Because we are trendy we will also be active daily over the following social media platforms:

School of Mission Facebook | SOM Twitter | SOM Instagram | SOM Vimeo | SOM Blog

The current YCF brand will be disappearing after Christmas but all relevant news on Children, Families and Young people’s ministry will still be sent via our SOM platforms.

Prayer Spaces Events

We are looking forward to running a number of Prayer Spaces training events over the coming months.

These are aimed at those looking to start a Prayer Space for the first time in their local school, or have new team member(s) who would value hearing more about the ministry of Prayer Spaces. We are pleased to have Ian Hayes-Anderson joining us at these event, and his knowledge as a trainer and practioner in this area will be great to be part of whatever event you come to.

So whatever event you come to you will find resources, and an opportunity to get involved and be inspired to offer this to your  local school, or church group.

Saturday 3rd March 2018, Wolvesey, Winchester, SO23 9ND – 10.00am – 3.00pm

Thursday 22nd March 2018, Wolvesey, Winchester, SO23 9ND – 7.00pm – 9.30pm

Saturday 10th March 2018, Prayer Spaces Training, St Peter’s Church, Boyatt Wood, 10.00 – 3.00pm

Please contact Andy Saunders for more information / booking on andy.saunders@winchester.anglican.org, or call him on 07703 186693

First Day in the Office!

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Hello, my name is Paul Smith and I am the new Youth Advisor in the Diocese. I am married to Sarah and have 2 beautiful daughters Kayla and Edie. I live in Chandler’s Ford and was the Youth Minister in the Parish there for just over 3 years. I am really excited about this new role and all that God has for us as a Diocese. I look forward to meeting lots of you and getting to know you as I support you in your ministry to the amazing young people across this Diocese. If you need to contact me you can email me: paul.smith@winchester.anglican.org or call me on: 07841517519.

Thy Kingdom Come: Evangelism Training

 

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During Thy Kingdom Come we will be offering the chance for you to join in evangelism in Winchester on Saturday 3rd June.  There will be training opportunities available to prepare you – you only need to attend one of these to participate.  These will take place at Christ Church Winchester (Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Winchester SO23 9SR) on the 11th and 31st May from 7.30pm to 9pm.

It’s open to Young People – why not bring your youth group!

The plan for the day is as follows:

Session 1 Session 2 Details
9.30 1.30 Meet outside the West door of the Cathedral to pray and for a final briefing

 

10.00 2.00 Go out in pairs to talk to people in and around the cathedral grounds
11.30 3.30 Gather together to share stories and to pray

 

 

12.00 4.00 End

 

 

For more information, or to book a place, please contact phil.dykes@winchester.anglican.org.

 

 

@Spire Old Alresford Place, 19th June, 2-7pm

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Andy and Sarah are headed to the Old Alresford Place, 19th June 2-7pm, for an afternoon drop in sessions for all those working with Children, Families and Young people in the Alresford Deanery – or those who wish they were!

Come along with any of your questions, check out our resources stand, even bring your team for a bit of training (drop us an email if you’d like to book a specific training slot – sarah.long@winchester.anglican.org).

We’ll be there from 2pm until 7pm, so come before the school run or after work. We’d love to encourage and resource you!

It’s for… children and youth leaders, clergy, liscensed ministers, parents, volunteers, interested parties, PCC members, grandparents – you name it!