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Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/10/2016 - 25/03/2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location
Moorlands College

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10AM–1PM SATURDAYS, PLUS 2–3PM FOR OPTIONAL NCFE ACCREDITATION*

Dynamic and effective children’s ministry is essential for the healthy heartbeat of vibrant families, churches and schools.

Inspired by the success of our conference held in early 2016, Ministering to Children is a new five-session course to support children’s workers. Conceived and run in partnership with the Diocese of Winchester, this course will equip you with a deeper understanding and new ideas that help to enrich your essential field of ministry.

“It gave us vision, challenged us to think about what we were doing, and encouraged us to make changes.” Conference delegate

COURSE CONTENT
Spread over five Saturday mornings, Ministering to Children is open to anyone currently working in, or intending to become involved with, children’s ministry—in either a paid or voluntary capacity. The course spans five topics:

  1. Saturday 15 October 2016
    Characteristics of children and learning styles.
  2. Saturday 12 November
    Culture and influences on children.
  3. Saturday 14 January 2017
    Spiritual formation and teaching.
  4. Saturday 25 February
    Planning sessions, accommodating special needs and telling stories.
  5. Saturday 25 March
    Vision and strategy.

TEACHING TEAM
Ministering to Children will be taught by Andy Saunders, a Children & Family Adviser for the Diocese of Winchester, alongside Moorlands College lecturers Sharon Prior and Colin Bennett.

NCFE ACCREDITATION
For those wishing to gain formal recognition, each morning session will be followed by an additional hour of training between 2–3pm.* This Customised Unit is part of the Moorlands College Engaging With Applied Theology Award, and has been accredited by NCFE. The learning outcomes are benchmarked at Level 3, to help you get the most from the course.

*No lunch included, you are welcome to bring your own