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 if 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 2020 and more details will be released nearer the time. The course usually comprises four components:

  • Full attendance at a 10 week Growing as a Discipleship course (held locally)
  • Full Attendance at three Core Training Days plus three optional Wednesday evening sessions - delegates can choose three topics from five sessions offered
  • Completion of three short practical assignments based on training with the Children's Adviser
  • 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.

Becoming a school governor – an introduction - Evening event on Wednesday 20 May 2020 - 6.30pm to 8pm

Have you ever thought about being a governor at your local school?  Have you ever wondered just what governors do and how being a governor might strengthen the link between school and church?  If you’d like to find out more about what it’s all about; the different types of schools; the roles and responsibilities governors hold; the role of a critical friend; relevant skills and time commitment, then this evening is a simple introduction into what becoming a school governor is all about.

Parking is available locally at St Mary’s Street car park, Barton Road car park or at Bishop Woodford House, Barton Road.  Some disabled parking is available in the High Street.

Light refreshments will be available from 6.15pm.  Please note this meeting is happening in an upstairs room; there is a lift available however, you will need to be able to walk up about 5 steps. 

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