Learn to Listen
essential training & learning for work with young people – exploring participation, church life & young people
Thursday 30th April
St Alban’s Church,
West Leigh, Havant, Hampshire
A practical evening offered by the Diocese of Portsmouth, exploring methods, models and exercises to help parishes, PCC’s and all church groups engage with young people (11-18 years old), their views and involvement in church life…
This is a “how to” session backed up by a little bit of theory. You’ll come away with resources and ideas to help engage young people positively in the life of your church.
Learn how to listen to what matters to young people! Ideal for clergy, readers, PCC members, youth volunteers and anyone interested in working with and alongside young people within their church community.
Please could you let the organisers know if you are coming so they can cater for refreshments and also have the right number of handouts. Contact : Mrs Kay Lancaster, 023 92 899 656
We’re very excited to reveal the preliminary line up of speakers for Cracking Ministry with Families, Children and Young People on Saturday 15 November at St. Paul’s Church, Bursledon:
(Tickets £8, groups of 5 or more £40, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
All Together – Does hope for the church lie in bringing all ages together?
Children and Young people’s Ministry Adviser – Canterbury Diocese
Selling Jesus – Can marketing strategies ever help us share the gospel?
Diocesan Youth Officer – Guildford Diocese
The Porn Problem What exactly are our children and young people looking at online? And what effect is it having on them?
Prayer with Children What might a church full of praying children look like?
Families Pastor – Highfield Church
All Inclusive? Is inclusion possible in children’s and youth ministry?
Learn to Listen What can counselling teach us in ministry?
Family and Children’s Worker – Brockenhurst Parish Church
Sex Is the church completely missing the mark in the way it addresses sex?
Households of Faith Have parents exported responsibility for faith development to the professionals?
National Going for Growth (Children and Youth) Adviser
Get Out More Is it time that the church got out into the community?
Youth and Community Work Trainer and Consultant
Because we’re not teaching them how to handle it properly…
We’re really excited that Dave Gibbs from UKYouth is going to be joining us on Tuesday 22nd July to spend some time introducing us to resources produced by Barclays Bank to help young people develop skills with money.
As they prepare to head off on their own, young people are often faced with soaring debt, unbelievable pressure to borrow and spend, and often without the resources they need to handle themselves financially. Barclay’s Money Skills endeavours to ‘help one million people build the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to manage their money more effectively’.
Meet at Wolvesey at 12:30 for a light lunch and then receive training in using the resources from 1-5pm, best of all this brilliant afternoon is completely £FREE!
Places are strictly limited, so please book ahead by emailing email@example.com
The April 2014 Safeguarding and Inclusion newsletter is available now. Click here for news and dates of training events.
The Key is back!
Pete and Andy have a new vision for The Key youth and children’s worker training. Combining the best features of The Key and The Key 2, the training day will now consist of three main sessions:
1. Reviewing your ministry and setting out the vision and values for your youth/children’s work
2. Faith development of children and young people, including how they learn and how you plan to meet those needs
3. Risk assessment and child protection
When? Saturday 1 March 2014, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Where? Church of the Good Shepherd, Four Marks, GU34 5AA
Cost? £5 per person, please bring your own packed lunch
Book through Lesley Grimm: firstname.lastname@example.org
telephone 01962 710970
A new course for youth leaders who want to learn about how social media can be used positively.
As a youth leader, you may feel the responsibility for helping keep the children that you work with safe online, but also want to know how they – and you – can use it to its full advantage. In this day course, developed from Raising Children in a Digital Age (Lion Hudson, 2014), internet scare stories and distorted statistics are put into context, clear and sensible guidelines are offered. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your hopes, fears and experiences with others in a similar situation, and study examples of how others have used social media successfully with youth. You’ll discuss understanding privacy, permanency, identity, values and relationships in a digital age (including cyber-bullying).
When: 13th May 10am-5pm
Where: Church House Westminster
Cost: £60 for Church of England delegates, £90 for delegates from other churches or charities
Tutor: Bex Lewis
To book, contact: email@example.com
UK Youth have developed an interactive training course you might be interested in: Just £50 + VAT per person for the day. They say:
How well do you know your Snapchat from your AskFM? Are you concerned about the impact of the digital world on young people? Are you up to date with current research on young people and digital safety? Do you know how to manage your digital footprint? Would you like the opportunity to explore cyberbullying, sexting and online safety with other professionals and gain strategies and activities to work with young people around these issues?
This is a dynamic and challenging day to discuss and deepen our understanding, and to consider how we meet the needs of young people in today’s society.
Who would benefit from this course?
Practitioners and volunteers who work with young people such as youth workers, social workers, teachers, counsellors and school health professionals.
Participants will also have the opportunity to gain CEOP ‘Think You Know’ Introduction Course accreditation from the day giving them access to a range of additional resources.
Click here for full details.
If you weren’t able to come to the brilliant schools assembly training that Andy and team did at Christ Church Winchester on 26 November, don’t despair – you have another chance!
Sammy Jordan from Highfield Church, Southampton, and Chris Davies from Southampton City Mission will be working together as part of the Your Schools Southampton initiative, to offer a schools training day on Saturday 11 January 2014 at Highfield Church Centre. To download a flier with full details, click here.
We’ve been told that there are a few places left in an introuctory day course in Godly Play being held at St John’s Church, Locks Heath, on Saturday 23 November.
When: Saturday 23 November 2013, 10.00am until 4.00pm
ere: St John’s Church, 7 Church Road, Locks Heath, SO31 6LW
Cost: £20 per person. Refreshments and light lunch provided.
Further details from: Margaret Hart 01489 575327 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Catalyst Training, CCI and Moorlands will be delivering this five-day course to help equip you to develop residential experiences. This course will be hosted by Jim Hammett and Sharon Prior at our Moorlands Midlands Centre, and is ideal for those who want to think outside the box!
When? Monday 6 – Friday 10 January 2014
Where? Moorlands Midland Centre
More details? http://www.moorlands.ac.uk/studying/courses/short-courses/certificate-in-residential-ministry/