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Training for children's and family ministry

From degree courses to local training days, you can find plenty of opportunities to receive training in the theory and practice of children's and family ministry. There are also published resources available for church leaders and helpers to use together or for individuals to read over a cup of coffee.

 

Short, helpful guides - set up a library for your church or buy them to read over a cup of coffee

Published courses

Events

Building and leading your team

Growing young leaders

Degree courses 

 


 

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Core Skills for Children's Work (CGMC, Barnabas) RRP £12.99

 

Devised and developed by members of CGMC, this is an inter-denominational modular training scheme seeks to resource all those who work with children.

 

The material is designed to be used as six stand alone two-hour training modules for children's leaders within the local church.

 

Covering key areas of children's work: leadership skills; programme development; pastoral awareness; child development; spirituality and the Bible; children and community.

 

 

 

More Core Skills for Children's Work (CGMC, Barnabas) RRP £12.99 

Six more modules, providing creative and extended thought-provoking training to church-based children's leaders in six key areas of working with children including: coping with transitions, integrating children with special needs, dealing with challenging behaviour, considering global concerns, advocacy and mentoring young leaders.

 

Web-based resources to complement each module are available on the core skills website.

 

 

 

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Events 

 

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Children's and Family Ministries Conference, 3-5 February 2012, Eastbourne

3 keynote sessions; over 50 optional seminars including a Messy Church stream; extensive exhibition and shop plus showcases and creative area.

 

Download seminars from the 2011 conference

Download seminars from the 2010 conference

Download seminars from the 2009 conference

  

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For Primary School teachers

4 February 2012, Eastbourne

Discover training, interactive resources, DVDs etc that Christian organisations and local churches can offer schools, plus exhibition and shop.

 

 

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Building and leading your team

 

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Training and managing a team (Sharon Prior, 2011 conference) £3.99

 

Can you make your team of volunteers work well together? How to be effective, empower individuals and achieve good morale. A practical session including tips that will make a difference in your team.

 

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Passing on the baton: ensuring continuity of good practice as leaders move to new positions (Ali Campbell, 2010 conference) £2.99

A critical moment in a 400m relay is the baton change! How do we successfully hand over to the next generation or as we move on? How do we prepare others? How do we create a dynamic that when we do go there's barely a ripple?  

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Staying the course (Matt Summerfield, 2011 conference) £3.99


How do you ensure that your work for God doesn't kill the work of God in you? How can we ensure that we finish well and don't burn-out before the finish line? Inspiring advice plus time to pray and reflect.

 

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Growing young leaders

 

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    Growing Young Leaders (Ruth Hassall, Barnabas) RRP £7.99

     

    Practical guidance for those who feel called to mentoring 13- to 18-year olds in a faith context, with a view to nurturing them towards leadership roles. 

     

    It defines mentoring, analyses the necessary skills and attributes of a mentor today, encourages good practice, considers the safeguards needed to meet child protection guidelines and above all considers how to help young people identify their gifts and grow as Christian disciples.

     

    2010 conference recommended title  

     

     

      

    Ready to Lead (Ruth Hassall, Barnabas) RRP £5.99

     

    A book on leadership for church-going teenagers aged 13 - 18 which explores the key elements of leadership.
    It is based around Paul's letters to Timothy and is ideal as part of a mentoring programme for teenagers. 

     

    The sister book to Growing Young Leaders.

     

     

     

     

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    Developing leadership in girls. (Sharon Prior, 2011 conference) £3.99


    ‘The media celebrates unobtainable beauty ideals over real achievement’. Help girls (from 8-18) discover that they may be gifted in leadership and have a vision to change the world. How to identify opportunities and give constructive feedback.

     

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    Degree courses

     

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    Cliff College, Sheffield offers:

     

    Part time diplomas in Children's Evangelism & Nurture and Youth, Mission and Ministry
    Part-time BA (Hons) course, especially adapted for those engaged in ministry among children and young people
    Full and part-time postgraduate courses

     

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    Centre for Youth Ministry offers:

     

    Certificate in Christian Youth Work

    BA (Hons) courses in Children & Family Work and Practical Theology; Schools, Youth & Community Work and Practical Theology; Young People, Communities and Practical Theology; Youth & Community Work and Practical Theology

    MA Degrees

     

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    Oasis College, London offers:

     

    Foundation Certificates (Short Courses) in Working with Children, Young People and Families; Engaging in Communities; Mentoring through Intentional Relationships; Relationship and Sexual Health Education
    Whole Life Ministry and Mission; Introduction to International Volunteering
    Full and part-time FdA or BA (Hons) in Children’s Work and Ministry; Youth Work and Ministry; Family Support Work and Ministry
    Full and part-time postgraduate courses

     

      

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    Moorlands College, Christchurch offers:            

     

    Foundation Course
    BA (Hons) courses
    in Applied Theology (Community and Family Studies); Applied Theology (Youth and Community Work)

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