Envisioning youth workers

Church Mission Society has announced an envisioning day for pioneers working with children and young people that will highlight this special area and explore new ways to engage children and young people with the Christian faith, through pioneering Christian youth work, social initiatives and innovative approaches.

The Pioneering with Youth and Children event takes place on 7 May 2019 at Church Mission Society in Oxford.

Organised in partnership with Frontier Youth Trust, the event features keynote speakers Jane Barrett, who works for Worth Unlimited in east Birmingham and north Solihull and is the co-founder of Listen Threads, a young women’s social enterprise initiative, and Belinda Ngugi, who works with pregnant teenagers and young mums in East London, where there are high levels of social deprivation and unaffordable housing. Belinda will share her experiences of providing hope in her community and engaging sensitively with other cultures.

Other speakers include Sara Barron, who set up a pioneering ministry on a large council estate near Portsmouth where she lived for 16 years, and Debs North, a youth worker in North Devon who will talk about her work encouraging young people to talk about relationships, sex and mental health.

The day will also include a series of workshops such as Messy Church and creativity, the forest church movement and worshipping outside, and ‘Sorted’ a Fresh Expressions youth initiative, aimed to provide fresh inspiration and to inspire pioneers.

Andrea Campanale, Pioneer Network Developer at CMS, said: “The Pioneering with Youth and Children day event is a great opportunity for youth, children and families workers to be inspired and encouraged and hear stories from innovative practitioners, gain access to the latest resources and benefit from an opportunity to network with others in this vital area of pioneer ministry.”

Pioneering with Youth and Children runs from 10am to 4pm and takes place at Church Mission Society, Watlington Rd, Oxford OX4 6BZ. 

The cost of the day is £20 and tickets can be booked via the button below:

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