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.

Upcoming days:

Understanding, Supporting and Pastoring LGBT* Teens - Tuesday 18th June
Daytime Stream - 10:30am until 2:30pm
Evening Stream - 7pm until 9:30pm

More information can be found here and you can book in online here

Disability Awareness, Additional Needs & Inclusion Training for Youth Workers
An evening exploring the different disabilities and additional needs we might encounter in ministry with young peope and how to include and accomodate all young people into our churches and youth groups.

Dates: Tuesday 24th October | Wednesday 2nd October (Both sessions will be the same and run 7-9pm at the Diocesan Offices)

More information and booking here.

Youth Ministry Essentials Course

Youth Ministry Essentials is a 9-part Youth Ministry course with a Bishops Certificate which is delivered over 9 evenings.

To find out about the next course contact 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 or to arrange one for your church.

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.

Safeguarding & Youth Ministry

Safeguarding is an essential and integral part of youth ministry. If you have any questions about safeguarding then please view the safeguarding pages on the Diocese website here.

In 2018 there will be an opportunity all those involved in youth ministry to take part in C2 safeguarding (National Church of England training delivered locally by the Safeguarding Team). These dates will be advertised here when available:

Additional Resources

Diocesan Safeguarding Pages - There are lots of useful resource including sample forms and the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy Manual under safeguarding on this website. This can be found here: (scroll down).

CCPAS also offer a number of resources. These are typically available if you use their subscription service.

Essex Safeguarding children Board contains safeguarding information relevant to working in Essex.

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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