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In search of Easter

How to make the most of In search of Easter our free interactive Easter trail resource 

Dates and times:

Thursday 25th February, 2.00 pm- 3.00 pm
Thursday 25th February, 7.30 pm- 8.30 pm

About the session:

 This session will talk you through how to use In search of Easter and will include further tips, creative ideas and information to help you make the most of this great resource, especially with COVID restrictions in mind. Come along to find out how this trail could form part of your church's outreach this Easter. The session will last around 45 minutes and will run twice with the same content, so choose the time that works best for you.

Find out more about in search of Easter here

In search of Christmas

How to make the most of In search of Christmas our free interactive Christmas trail resource 

Dates and times:


* Thursday 19th November, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
* Thursday 19 November, 7:30pm - 8:15pm

 

About the session:

 This session will talk you through how to use In search of Christmas and will include further tips, creative ideas and information to help you make the most of this great resource, especially with COVID restrictions in mind. Come along to find out how this trail could form part of your church's outreach this Christmas. The session will last around 45 minutes and will run twice with the same content, so choose the time that works best for you.

Bringing Light to Darkness

Alternative ideas and resources for churches to explore around Halloween with children and youth

Dates and times:


* Thursday 1st October, 2pm - 3pm
* Thursday 1st October, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

 

About the session:

What can churches offer for children and youth as a positive, alternative way of engaging around Halloween?

We will be looking at a number of resources that can be used in schools or in churches (including an overview of Light Parties) as well as hearing some innovative approaches that churches have adopted in their communities that are tailored to children and youth. The session also explores how events at this time can fit into a wider pattern of connection and outreach.

BiteSize Schools Ministry

An introduction or refresher for those working in Primary or Secondary schools

Dates and times:

Thursday 17th September – see timings below

  1. Introduction to schools ministry  
    (9:15 -10:30 am)
    Looking at the world and culture of schools, working within guidelines, making priorities and adopting a strategy. 
    FULLY BOOKED

     
  2. Collective Worship  
    (11:00 – 12:00 pm)
    Looking at the requirements, exploring the value of leading them, plus an overview of resources and approaches. 
    FULLY BOOKED

     
  3. Clubs  
    ( 1:30 – 2:30 pm)
    Exploring the place and value of lunchtime or after-school clubs, themes, resources, approaches and more. 
    FULLY BOOKED

     
  4. Year-Round ministry 
    (3:00 – 4:00 pm) – looking at key touchpoints across the school and church calendar with a focus on resources and a joined-up, strategic approach. 
    FULLY BOOKED

About the session:

A free one-day BiteSize Schools Ministry course which is split into four sessions covering four key topics/areas for both Primary and Secondary schools. You can book into any combination of them separately, though we would encourage any who are entering into Schools Ministry as a significant part of their role to commit to the full day.

Each session will, of course, be mindful of the COVID situation which is impacting on school life so significantly, but the principles and resources covered will look to the medium and longer-term too so are ideal for anyone who is new or would like a refresher on these topics.

Rooted

An overview of this innovative outreach approach to both children and youth

Dates and times:

For those in England:
* Thursday 24th September, 2pm - 3pm
* Thursday 24th September, 7:30pm - 8:30pm 



For those in Wales:
* Monday 28th September. 7:30pm - 8:30pm

 

About the session:

Rooted - ‘Creating space for young people and children to explore who they are, why they matter and the difference Jesus can make in their life.’

Rooted creates ongoing opportunities for young people to reflect and celebrate themselves in relevant and engaging ways whilst exploring the big questions of life, well-being and God. This training will unpack the various tools created for you to explore how Rooted can be used to impact the lives of young people and children in your local school or community. 

It's Your Move Training

Helping year 6 pupils prepare for their transition to secondary school

Dates and times:

* Thursday June 11th, 2pm - 3pm **Fully booked**
* Monday June 15th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

About the session:
Now, more than ever, Year 6 Pupils need support in taking this daunting step. In this session, we'll take a look at the It's Your Move approach and introduce a brand new video presentation that will enable a teacher to run an effective It's Your Move session, even if you can't be in school yourself. 

It would be helpful if you have It's Your Move books, but it's not a requirement.

Running a Virtual Holiday Club

Practical advice and top tips on hosting an online holiday club

Dates and times:

* Thursday 18th June, 2pm - 3pm *Fully booked**
* Thursday 18th June, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

About the session:
It's highly unlikely that we'll be running 'normal' holiday clubs this summer, so we look at the ins and outs of running sessions for children to enjoy in their own homes. This session will include advice on safeguarding and technical issues, and we'll also be thinking about what works well (and what doesn't!). On top of that, we'll look at a suggested programme guide and give some specific tips on how to run SU's Wonder Zone material digitally.

Mental Health and wellbeing

An introduction to Scripture Union's new suite of mental health and wellbeing resources

Dates and times:

For those in England:
* Thursday 25th June, 2pm - 3pm
* Thursday 25th June, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

For those in Wales:
* Wednesday 1st July, 11am - 12pm.
A dedicated session for those in Wales, which will reflect the devolved health and social care, and help people connect to the appropriate agencies in Wales.

About the session:

We've recently developed a suite of resources endorsed by the Mental Health Foundation that address issues of self-esteem, self-worth, anxiety, worry, grief and loss from a faith perspective. This session will give an overview of the various modules for both children and young people, along with guidance on how to use them and what support is available for leaders.

Rooted

An introduction to Scripture Union's new suite of mental health and wellbeing resources

Dates and times:

For those in England:
* Thursday 25th June, 2pm - 3pm
* Thursday 25th June, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

For those in Wales:
* Wednesday 1st July, 11am - 12pm.
A dedicated session for those in Wales, which will reflect the devolved health and social care, and help people connect to the appropriate agencies in Wales.

About the session:

We've recently developed a suite of resources endorsed by the Mental Health Foundation that address issues of self-esteem, self-worth, anxiety, worry, grief and loss from a faith perspective. This session will give an overview of the various modules for both children and young people, along with guidance on how to use them and what support is available for leaders.

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Together, we can reach the 95% of children and young people not in church

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