Workshops

Choose three workshops, one from each time slot, A, B & C.

 

WORKSHOP A

WORKSHOP B

WORKSHOP C

Preschoolers

Choose from this track if you want to learn more about preschoolers.

 

A1 FROM ROUTINE TO RITUAL

Discover how to transform ordinary, everyday routines into extraordinary rituals that engage children's senses, develop their feeling of security and make lasting memories.

Led by Hannah Medland

 

 

B1 UPBEAT

Discover how to use music and movement to help preschoolers learn more about God.

Led by Marina Seager

 

C1 SENSING GOD

Help connect preschoolers with God through opening the Bible while engaging all the senses.

Led by Marina Seager

 

 

Primary-aged Children

Choose any of these topics if you work with primary-aged children

 

A2 ENGAGING BOYS

Learn how to understand and connect with boys so they want to connect with God.  

Led by Nigel Winder

 

 

B2 REDEEMING CRAFTS

Let’s explore how we can take a step back, create meaningful space and allow our children to imagine, experiment, take the lead and draw closer to Jesus through craft.

Led by Hannah Medland

 

C2 GO BALLISTIC

Add colour, fun and bang to your programmes using balloons.

Led by Nigel Winder

 

A3 WALK THE TALK

Come and explore how to use drama activities as a tool for encouraging and supporting children’s thinking around Bible stories.

Led by Paul Dadd

 

 

B3 TACKLING THE TRICKY BITS

How to handle the tough questions kids ask and negotiate the apparent contradictions in the Bible.

Led by Beth Barnett

 

 

C3 FAMILY IN FOCUS

Partner with families on their children’s faith journey! Discover some great resources and apps to help families explore faith together at home.

Led by Nancy Green

 

 

Children’s Ministry Certificate

This track is part of our Children’s Ministry Certificate which develops essential skills in children’s ministry. See the website for further details. You do not need to do the whole certificate to enrol in these workshops.

 

A4 CONNECT

Discover ways to build strong relationships with children in order to help them grow in their own relationship with God.

Led by Liz Eichler

 

B4 TELL IT LIKE IT IS

Storytelling is a vital tool for anyone working with children. Learn a variety of ways to make this essential part of any Bible programme exciting and memorable.

Led by Cheryl Harray

 

C4 PRAYER ZONE

Explore what it means for children to develop a deep relationship with God through prayer. There will be lots of practical advice and ideas to help it happen.

Led by Annette Osborne

 

Intermediates

Ministry to intermediates is a different mix of skills and practices than ministry to children or youth. Choose any of the following topics if you want to learn more about  working with 10- to 12-year-olds during their intermediate years.

 

A5 TRANSITIONING TO YOUTH MINISTRY

Transitioning intermediates to youth ministry can be difficult. Discover helpful tips that will enable leaders to create a smooth transition.

Led by Brad Kelderman

 Note: This workshop is now at a different time than advertised on our brochures. 

 

B5 BIBLE IN ACTION

Explore a series of techniques to help young people connect and engage with scripture.

Led by Paul Dadd

 Note: This workshop is now at a different time than advertised on our brochures. 

 

C5 MULTISENSORY WAYS TO ENGAGE KIDS

Explore and celebrate that we are all God’s children. Partner this with listening and inquiry to demonstrate these are the most formative years.

Led by Paul Humphreys

 

Intergenerational (InterGen)

This track is for people interested in working with all ages. These workshops focus on helping the generations to connect with each other, in church and community settings.

 

A6 INTERGENERATIONAL MINISTRY IN A DIGITAL AGE

How can the church maximise the opportunities and resources that technology offers, as tools to connect with children, young people and adults?

Led by Diana Langdon

 

B6 LOSSES & GAINS OF INTERGEN FAITH

What does church lose and/or gain from InterGen faith? Be inspired and challenged to have generations connecting in faith.

Led by Andrew Ramsbottom

 

C6 HOW TO INTERGEN

Yes, InterGen faith is doable. Explore strategies and practices that will help generations to interact and connect with each other.

Led by Andrew Ramsbottom

 

 

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