2016

There were three workshop slots in the day, and delegates could choose from the following interactive workshops labelled [C] for children’s work, [Y] for youth work, [F] for families work, [PS] for Primary Schools work and [SS] for Secondary Schools work.

Workshop slot one:

  1. Understanding Children’s Ministry  [C] – Carolyn Edwards, Cliff College
  2. Family Worship (Helping our children to know and love God)  [F] – Ed Mackenzie, Discipleship Development Officer, Methodist Church
  3. Urban Mission Opportunities  [Y]  [SS] – Tim Elgar, CEO of e:merge
  4. Messy Church  [C]  [F] – Colin Blake, MC coordinator for Bradford
  5. Self Harm, Identity and Mental Health for Young People  [Y] – Beth Stout, Golddigger Trust
  6. Godly Play  [C]  [PS] – Kate Cornwell, Godly Play UK trainer

Workshop slot two:

  1. All Age Worship  [C]  [Y]  [F] – Mary Hawes, National Going for Growth Adviser
  2. Special Needs  [C]  [Y] – Nick Waterfield, Fresh Expression Community Worker and Chaucer and Meynell School Chaplain
  3. Understanding Youth Ministry  [Y] – Nigel Pimlott, Learning and development Officer for Methodist Church
  4. Prayer Spaces in Schools (and Church)  [C]  [Y]  [PS]  [SS] – Phil Togwell, National Leader of Prayer Spaces in Schools
  5. Godly Play  [C]  [PS] – Kate Cornwell, Godly Play UK trainer
  6. Open the Book (for existing teams)  [PS] – Julie Jefferiers, National Open the Book Development Manager and Carole Welch, Storyteller with OTB

Workshop slot three:

  1. Godly Play  [C]  [PS] – Kate Cornwell, Godly Play UK trainer
  2. Helping Children Through Crisis and Bereavement  [C]  [F] – Brian Cranwell, author
  3. Open the Book (an introduction)  [PS] – Julie Jefferies, National Open the Book Development Manager and Carole Welch, Storyteller with OTB
  4. CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation), teen domestic abuse and online safety [Y] – Beth Stout, Golddigger Trust
  5. Code of Conduct for Schools Ministry  [PS]  [SS] – Geoff Brown of Scripture Union
  6. Poverty and Social Justice Issues with Children  [C]  [PS] – Poppy Winks, Christian Aid