Training and Support

The team run many training days and courses throughout the year right across the diocese. Here is some information about the courses that are currently running:

Working with ChildrenTwo children walking through a field

This course covers some of the elements of work with children in a Christian context. It consists many topics including child development, spiritual development, good practice, and working with groups. The course is suitable for anyone who is new to working with children or who would like a refresher. Course participants will also be able to join an online learning community, to share ideas and experiences with others on the course as they progress together.

Working with Young People 

This course covers some of the elements of work A young person singing along to music with their earphones inwith young people in a Christian context.  It consists of many topics including adolescent development, youth culture, good practice, and working with individuals.  The course is suitable for anyone who is new to working with young people or who would like a refresher. Course participants will also be able to join an online learning community, to share ideas and experiences with others on the course as they progress together.

Engaging with the Christenings Project 

Christenings provide a wonderful opportunity for engaging with our communities at all levels. This event will look at some of the possibilities for mission and ministry, and what resources might help you and your church in this way. Some of the things that will be covered are:
How big is your view of a Christening? Do we focus on the child, the family, the friends, the wider church? How are we connecting with and supporting them before, during and after a Christening? What resources are there to help us?

Thrive A person stirring a cup of tea

We also run Thrive events in each area, which are an opportunity to network and pray with others doing similar work in the diocese. These termly gatherings are for anyone involved in work with children, young people or families in a Christian context, whether on a voluntary or employed basis.

Godly Play

Godly Play is a way of exploring Bible stories in a creative, measured and imaginative way. Click here to view our leaflet and view the national Godly Play UK website here. Within the Diocese we have Godly Play Advocates who are able to deliver taster sessions. Godly Play resources can be borrowed from two of our Area Resource Hubs; one in Wakefield Cathedral Education Centre and one to be confirmed – see here for more information on when you can access the Resource Hubs. 

 

Here are some other upcoming events that you might find useful:
Toddler Leaders Gathering
Caring for Creation Together
 

You can find all the areas that our Children, Young People and Families Team can help you with in our team booklet here
 

For more information about our courses and events, please visit the Diocesan Digital Learning Platform where you can register your interest for potential courses, access resources, and complete some online training.
 

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