The Diocesan Children's Work Officer is here to help and support children's workers in our parishes and provide training.
She also consults with parishes on a variety of children’s work topics, including safeguarding and child protection issues.
Details of training for children's workers.
Children's Ministry Training
There are some fantastic opportunities and resources for training in Children’s Ministry. We no longer teach the Church Universities’ Certificate in Children’s Ministry, but we do offer tailored training for groups and parishes, developmental courses that partner with other dioceses. Also good practice training that builds on the national strategy of outreach enabling us to think about how we can grow the church younger.
Please see the document for further details and contact Karen Beal, Children’s Officer (above) for further information.
Messy Church is a broad term for activity based, innovative expressions of church that appeals to the whole family. It’s usual for Messy Church to take place at a time (and sometimes in a place) that suits people who don't belong to church and would probably find a typical Sunday service off-putting. Messy Church is church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age - a congregation that is as valuable and worthy of investment as any other.
We have some wonderful examples of Messy Church around our diocese and how it is helping churches engage with their communities in new ways. See Christ Church, Harpurhey Messy Church in action.
Like any other plan, Messy Church isn’t something that should be entered into lightly, and it may not prove suitable for every church, but you can find out more details at www.messychurch.org.uk or contact Karen Beal, Children’s Work Officer.
9 Oct. 2018 In: Children
A brief guide to training offered in Children's Ministry Read more
9 Feb. 2018 In: Children
Source newsletter: a resource for children's workers. Read more
5 June 2017 In: Children
Admission of Children to Communion Before Confirmation - Study Pack Read more