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Quality Youth Ministry Training… watch online with a cuppa (YFC Training Wall)

Finding space, opportunity and input for training can be a challenge.

Whether it’s finding space in the dairy or the budget for attending a training event, getting your team together for training, or just finding a good training resource, it’s not always easy.

Well, YFC are here for you. The YFC resource team have just launched an online library of training videos… all for free.

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Why not:

  • Watch one over a coffee break?
  • Make a slot in a youth team meeting to watch and discuss one with your team?
  • Send the link round to your team to watch with a cup of tea and a biscuit, and then chat about it as you set up for your next event?
  • Ask for a slot in a staff meeting to watch a relevant one with the clergy and your staff team to help them understand what you do a bit better?

All the videos can be found here.

Let us know how you use them, which were most helpful and which ones you’d like to see more training around!

20 ways to engage adult learners – key principles for children’s ministry training

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Here’s an interesting article from the Aim Lower Journal:

If you have listed your key content points for a training session you might be tempted to just talk. But your material will be more effective if you engage the learners and take note of the different learning styles they will have. Use the some of the 20 methods below to bring your training to life.

This article is from our friends within the Aim Lower Community – the 1 for 50 training project. You can find this article and many more at their informative web site.

Experiential Learning Games – Create a learning game to help participants discover key ideas/concepts.

Drama & Role Playing – Invite students to act out a Bible story or role-play a situation.

Practicum – Give time for participants to practice what they have learned.

Partner Share – Turn to a partner to answer a question or share an experience.

Problem Solve – Divide participants into groups. Give them a problem they need to solve together. Then share together as a whole group.

Brainstorm – Introduce a topic and have participants brainstorm ideas.

Corner Questions – Place a different question in each corner of the room. Divide participants into small groups and have them move from corner to corner, answering each question together.

Read and Discuss Scripture – Divide into small groups for Scripture reading and discussion.

Summarize – Pause and ask participants to summarize the most important thing they heard.

Hand Motions – Add hand motions or actions to a key teaching point; better yet, invite participants to create their own hand motions.

Speed Sharing – Form two lines facing each other. Each pair has 30-60 seconds to answer a given question. After time is up, one of the lines moves down one person and the activity is repeated.

Objects – Place several different random objects on the floor. Ask participants to pick an object which reminds them of an experience or story. Share those stories together.

Scenarios – Give groups a different scenario and have them discuss how they would respond.

Ice-breakers – Play games that require quick responses and which allow participants to move around and get to know one another.

Art – Give participants time to draw pictures/ symbols to answer questions and communicate ideas.

Video Clips – Show a video clip. Prepare follow-up questions for group discussion.

Agree/Disagree – Invite participants to form a circle or a line. Say a statement. If they agree with your statement, they turn to their right. If they disagree, they turn to the left. If at any point they are facing someone, give them a few moments to discuss.

Answer Questions – Leave time and space for participants to ask questions. Allow participants to answer each other’s questions.

Stories – Tell a story. Invite participants to interact with you in the story. Or have participants tell a story.

Prayer – Spend time praying together.

Growing Messy Leaders training day

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CPAS brings their extensive experience of growing leaders in churches to help Messy Churches. BRF’s Messy Church team and CPAS are working together to help Messy Church team members and leaders of all ages become better leaders through team-building work and leadership theory and reflective practice. These hands-on, fun, fast-moving and action-packed training days will give to those aged 9-99 (and older if required) the opportunity to understand more of the practicalities of leading a Messy Church, develop their teamwork and reflect on their inner relationship with God and those around them.

Take your Messy team to a different level. Come as a team! Bring your leaders young and old! A fun, inspirational, useful and paradigm-shifting all-age training day.

When? Saturday 14 November 2015
Where? St Paul’s Church, Oak Rd, Bursledon, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 8DT
Cost? £10 per adult, children 9-16 free.

Click here for full details on the Messy Church website

Messy Church Conference 2016

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Celebrating and learning with the worldwide family of Messy Church

When: Monday, 16 May 2016 – 12:00pm to Wednesday, 18 May 2016 – 2:30pm

Where: High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 8SG. UK

An unmissable opportunity for all those involved in or interested in developing Messy Church to come together to share good practice and discover the latest developments in the fields of Messy mission and discipleship. Most importantly it is a chance to meet the Messy Church team and other practitioners from across the world. For all of us it will be a joy to seek God’s help with the way forward in our different nations and to make sure that, as it grows, it remains a global interdependent network based on godly friendship and mutual respect.

Messy Church is the most commonly used example of a fresh expression of church, with around 3000 registered examples across about 20 countries. What is being learnt in and through Messy Church is of benefit to anyone involved in other forms of fresh expression or more traditional church ministry.

Who is it for?

Particularly those with a strategic missional role locally, regionally or nationally such as:
•National and Regional Coordinators of Messy Church
•Mission Enablers and other church leaders who want to explore the possibilities of Messy Church in their country or region
•National or local Fresh Expressions Coordinators
•Leaders and teams of local Messy Churches from countries outside the UK
•Leaders and teams of Messy Churches in the UK

Click here for full details of what’s on, price and how to book

From Hear To Eternity: Telling a better Bible story

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A training day for those serious about teaching the Bible to children.

Training Outline
40% of the Bible consists of stories. So, learning to tell a story well is an essential skill for anyone serious about teaching the Bible.
This training day will teach you the theory of preparing and presenting a Bible story as well as give you ample hands-on experience with a particular passage for you to take away and use in your ministry.

Trainer
Rory Bell is director of Teaching and Training Ministries, an organisation that equips ordinary people to teach the Bible to children.
Rory and his wife, Kim, have worked in a number of different sized churches in a range of contexts both in South Africa and the UK. He has conducted extensive training in churches and theological colleges in South Africa, Singapore, Dubai, Zimbabwe, Uganda and throughout the UK and parts of Europe.

When? Saturday 17 October 2014, 10am to 4pm
Where? Christ Church Westbourne (Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, Dorest, BH4 8ER)
Cost? £18 per person (includes refreshments but bring your own packed lunch)

Booking is essential: www.tntministries.org.uk/conferences

Click here for a flier

Growing Messy Leaders training and development day

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A training day for Messy Church teams of any denomination.

CPAS brings their extensive experience of growing leaders in churches to help Messy Churches. BRF’s Messy Church team and CPAS are working together to help Messy Church team members and leaders of all ages become better leaders through team-building work and leadership theory and reflective practice. This hands-on, fun, fast-moving and action-packed training day will give to those aged 9-99 (and older if required) the opportunity to understand more of the practicalities of leading a Messy Church, develop their teamwork and reflect on their inner relationship with God and those around them.

Take your Messy team to a different level. Come as a team! Bring your leaders young and old! A fun, inspirational, useful and paradigm-shifting all-age training day.

Saturday 14 November 2015, 10.00am at St Paul’s Church, Oak Rd, Bursledon, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 8DT

Cost £10 per adult, children 9-16 free.
All children aged 9-16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

To book please contact Jennifer.fradgley@winchester.anglican.org

Open the Book training in Basingstoke

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Children love stories – especially Bible stories when they’re interactive, engaging and fun.

Open the Book began in 1999 and since then thousands of school children have discovered Bible stories, during assembly and collective worship.

Today, so many children could miss out on the great classic stories from the Bible – Noah, Daniel and the life of Jesus could be closed chapters if youngsters don’t get an opportunity to engage with the Bible.

That’s why Open the Book is so important. It’s a three-year rolling programme of themed and dramatised storytelling at no charge to primary schools. Teams of volunteers throughout the country use drama, mime, props, costume – and even the children and staff themselves – to present the Bible stories in lively and informative ways.

You can read more about the project on the Bible Society’s Open the Book website.

Interested?

You don’t need any special skills to be an Open the Book volunteer, just attendance at a training session which lasts just a day.

There Is a training session organised in Basingstoke on Saturday 19th September!

Who Should Attend ?

• Group from a church with an existing connection with a school which is considering Open the Book
• Group from a church with no existing school connection (BCEN is able to introduce you to a school)
• Individual potential volunteers (BCEN is able to introduce you to a team)

Details of the Open the Book training day in Basingstoke
Date: Saturday 19th September 2015    9.30-3.30
Venue: Christ Church Chineham, Basingstoke, RG24 8LT
Cost:  Donations requested to cover the expenses of the OtB Training Team
Tea and coffee provided – please bring your own lunch

Bookingdownload the attached flier for booking details