Working with Children and Young People

Mission Toolkit

The Mission Toolkit is designed to help parishes be intentional in their planning for mission with children, young people and families. It can help parishes tailor an approach best suited to their context to create pathways to faith for children, young people and their families. The activities are categorised under the four headings of:

  • Engagement
  • Nurture
  • Discipleship
  • Leadership

Find out more about the Mission Toolkit by clicking on the image below.

Training and Events

TEND 2024 events

We are delighted to invite all children, young people and families workers, leaders and volunteers to attend one of our TEND events this year.
This year’s theme is Encouraging Confidence and the days will include workshops, speakers, worship, reflection and the opportunity to meet others involved in ministry with and to children, young people and families. The dates and venues are:

  • 9th March at St Matts Leeds
  • 27th April at Holy Trinity Ripon
  • 8th June at Dewsbury Minister

Please use this link for more details and to book.


Writing a risk Assessment for Children and Youth Work on 9th April 10.30am – 12noon at Church House in Leeds is designed to help anyone involved in children and/or youth work to consider risk assessment in more detail, including the process of writing a risk assessment.

Messy Church Learning Community on 23rd April, 7.30-9pm, online - a place for Messy Church teams to share good ideas, best practice and encourage one another

All Inclusive? Supporting Children and Young People with Additional Needs on 18th May, 10am – 1pm at St Barnabas, Alwoodley - the team is delighted to be hosting a workshop from Urban Saints considering accessibility, inclusion and belonging for all.

Ministry with Children and Young People Course (Wakefield EA) on 15th June, 9.15am -12.30pm at St Paul’s Walton - this is an in-person course designed for everyone; whether you’ve been working with children and young people for a long time or you are just starting out, and it aims to help you develop and refresh skills and knowledge so you can serve children and young people well.

Whole Church and Outdoor Worship on 21st September, 10am – 2pm at St Stephens West Bowling, Bradford - a workshop to explore the power of outdoor and intergenerational worship for our churches. Join us as we gather at St Stephen’s, West Bowling to discover how all generations can worship and encounter God together, especially when we go outside and worship in God’s creation. The workshop will be led by Engage Worship, whose vision is ‘to resource the local church for creative, sustainable and world-changing worship’.


To find more ideas and resources for working with Children, Young People and Families see here.

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