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Learn 2 Listen - exploring participation and church life with children and...
Wed 24 May 2017, 09:30 – 16:00 BST
Adults often think that they know what children and young people need and forget that they have views, opinions, ideas and concerns of their own. If adults fail to listen to children and young people, they may miss out on things that can help to shape children’s activities, youth groups, churches, communities, wider society…the world!
This interactive and engaging session will explore participation and introduce church leaders to Learn 2 Listen an interactive and intergenerational resource designed to help churches take the first steps towards listening to their children and young people. Two dates are available - a full day (25.5) and half day (13.6) which received great feedback from clergy who attended the half day in 2015...
“The training was superbly practical and helpful. Tony Cook is an expert in the field of offering strategies and mechanisms for adults and young people to communicate with each other. Do you want to get ideas and decisions from young people – but are routinely stumped as to how to go about it and so don’t bother asking? This session offers you ideas and equipment to engage groups in fun preliminary decision making which then lead into discussion and response gathering which could really help mission in your context. Much of the material can be useful for adult groups as well as children and young people. I commend this session highly. Be prepared to come back with a raft of practical ideas to improve information gaining and decision making across your parish.” - Rev Mark Pilgrim