Discipleship Training For Youth, Children’s & Families Ministry – January & February ’16

DiscipleshipHeader-01 Here are the training opportunities in January and February for those who work with young people, children and families in your parish. The theme for both of the events is about how we help nurture faith through our worship and programmes – some call this discipleship. I would like to encourage you to support those who give their time in these valuable ministry areas to attend these events. So please could you forward this to all who are involved with youth, children’s and families ministry in your church.
  YOUTH Going Deeper – Exploring Discipleship With Young People. taking young people and faith seriously. What does it mean to be a disciple? What does it mean to take young people seriously? How do we help young people to grow? A challenge to those who work with young people to help them grow in the faith and respond to Christ’s call. A packed hour and half of input, discussion and inspiration from the Diocesan Mission, Discipleship & Ministry Team. If you work, help or volunteer with young people in any capacity, this is for you. Dates:
  • Wednesday 20th January 19:30-21:00, St Peter’s Church, Petersfield – Cost: Free – just confirm booking – Form attached
  • Monday 22nd February 19:30-21:00, Barnaby’s Cafe, St Barnabas Church, Swanmore – Cost: Free – just confirm booking – Form attached
CHILDREN Child In The Midst – Exploring Children’s Spirituality, Christian Growth & Nurture. How do children grow spiritually? How do our programmes and groups help children grow into active Christians? Is there anything we can do to help? Training, interaction and support for those who minister and work with children. Led by Ben Mizen, Diocesan Youth & Children’s Work Adviser. The focus of the session will be on how children grow spiritually and how to evolve your programme to develop and nurture children. Ideal for all volunteers, leaders and helpers who work with children and families. Date:
  • Saturday 27th February 10:00 -15:00, St Columba’s Church, Fareham – Cost £5 per person – Form attached
More details of support training and courses across the Diocese can be found here: http://discovery.portsmouth.anglican.org/discovery/dates/