Training for Children's Workers


Training for Children's Workers

If you would like to find out more about any of the training and seminars, please contact Debbie Hill

Children's ALM Course

Every Spring a training course is offered for those wishing to specialise in Lay Ministry with children training. It covers a wide range of topics from theology to learning styles, imaginative storytelling to creative prayer and faith formation.

The next course will be Spring 2021 and will comprise five (5) monthly sessions, beginning on Saturday 6th March (2021). The course has four (4) components:

  • Full attendance at a 10 week Growing as a Discipleship course (held locally or online).
  • Full Attendance at five (5) Core Training Days plus optional sessions to be advised nearer the time.
  • Completion of three short practical assignments based on training with the Development Officer for Children and Families.
  • Completed relevant Safeguarding Training 

At the end of 2019 we had 26 Children's ALMs in the Diocese of Ely supporting children's faith development.

Some comments from a recent Children's ALM course:

'The course is very thought provoking and has a practical element which is incredibly useful.'

'If you work with children in church-DO IT! A treasure chest of skills, ideas and resources can be yours and you will have fun learning!!'

'Initially I felt like a 'fish out of water'. I am now inspired, encouraged and enthusiastic. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to think more about children's ministry.'

Occasional Seminars

Seminars for Teachers, Parents, GPs, Clergy, Youth Leaders & Social Workers are also offered to help students learn about mental health issues faced by children and young people. More information about the next seminars is coming soon.


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