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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com, or call him on 07703 186693
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on: 07841517519.
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
For more information, or to book a place, please contact email@example.com.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.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!
Over the next year AIMCommunity in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council, will be delivering Level 2 and Level 3 Youth Work Practice courses for youth workers, students, volunteers and anyone else interested in getting involved in youth work.
The course will run from May across a year in 15 sessions and cover many important aspects of youth work including Theories of Youth Work, Working with Groups, Safeguarding, Reflective Practice and much more.
If you are interested, or know someone who might be, then drop in to theOpen Evening on Friday 31st March between 6-8pm to find out more. Its a drop in session, so you don’t need to stay for the whole time. If you can’t make that session, then drop an email to email@example.com and they’ll arrange to get you all the information you might need.
Come along for a day of creative prayer workshops – helping you imagine what it might look like in your context, There will be sessions on engaging with children and young people, praying outside, centring prayer and loads more. All the resourcing you’ll need to engage with 2017’s Thy Kingdom Come Novena in May.
Wednesday 15th February 2017, Wessex Learning Centre, Winchester Cathedral 9.30am – 4.15pm including lunch
The full programme is below.
- Wednesday 2nd November 2016
- 7:30pm – 9:30pm
- Winchester Vineyard
- Tickets – £5
An essential seminar for all parents, teachers, church leaders, youth and children’s leaders, and anyone who cares about children and young people with special or additional needs.
Explore some of the statistics and explode some of the myths surrounding working with kids with special needs. Look at some of the key strategies that you can use to make what you offer more inclusive. Identify some of the amazing benefits that inclusion can bring to your whole group. We’ll also highlight some further resources that you can use as you work though this with your teams. The evening programme is presented in two halves, each lasting around 40 minutes, with a 20 minute interval in between and a Q&A session afterwards. This will include an opportunity to hear about how Urban Saints can serve churches in its work with children and young people, plus the chance to look at various resources during the interval. Presented by Mark Arnold, who is the Chief Operating Officer at youth and children’s missionary movement Urban Saints (formerly known as Crusaders). Mark has over 20 years of youth work experience and is the father of James, a boy with Autism.