Transforming the communities of Essex & East London through Christ’s presence

Training & Retreat Days

Our Youth Advisers organise a variety of training and retreat days throughout the academic year.

16th January 2018 - 10:30am - 2:30pm - Transition: Supporting Year 6's & Year 13's - Daytime Stream (Chelmsford Diocesen Officers)

16th January 2018 - 7pm - 9:30pm - Transition: Supporting Year 6's & Year 13's - Evening Stream (Chelmsford Diocesen Officers)

13th March 2018 - 10:30am - 2:30pm - Easter Retreat with Archdeacon Elizabeth (Pleshy House of Retreat, Pleshy)

12th June 2018 - 10:30am - 2:30pm - Evangelism with Young People (Chelmsford Diocesen Officers)


To book on contact your area youth adviser

2017/8 Training Days/Retreats (bookings open now - use links above)

You can also book onto one of these events by contacting your area youth adviser 

Training – Innovate

Innovate is our 4 evening (or 1 day) Youth Ministry course which is run by our team of Youth Advisers. Innovate covers the basics of Youth Ministry and aims to equip and support you in your youth ministry role. Please contact your Area Youth Adviser for details of the next Innovate in your area.

Young Leaders

Each area has different options for helping equip and resource young leaders including some area-based programmes and training for young people. Please contact your Area Youth Adviser for more information and to discuss this further.


If you have any questions about safeguarding then please follow this link 

Other Resources

Do you or your team need bespoke training for your church activities or to broaden your expertise and understanding?

Our Youth Advisers are available to offer training to you or to suggest other sources or trainers to help you develop in your youth ministry.

Topics such as: Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Programme Planning, Releasing and Empowering Young Leaders, Residential activities and Holiday Clubs, Child Protection, Online Safety, Personal Boundaries and Time Management, Adolescent and Faith Development, Youth Culture and Understanding it, Using Prayer Stations with young people, Working with Schools etc.....are all available and much more, depending on your needs and context!

For more information please contact Mark Tiddy
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