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Refresh: Youth and children's ministry training day

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St John's and Kings Parish Church

31 Eskbank Road

Dalkeith

EH22 1HJ

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Lothian Presbytery would like to invite you to refresh, a day of training and equipping for youth and children's ministry. Whether you have 100 young people who attend your church or just 1 this event aims to refresh you with ideas and resources that benefit you, your young people and your church.

During the day there will be six seminars covering a wide range of topics for attendees to choose from. These will be provided by experts in the field and charities such as Care for the Family and Scripture Union. New resources will be available to browse and buy from the bookstall. Lunch is included.

We hope you will join us on the 9th of September. Please scroll down for seminar choices and the programme for the day.

Seminar choices

Refresh aims to provide training and resources that meet a variety of needs in the local church. With that in mind, the programme includes two sets of three seminars for those attending to choose from. You may select one from the morning session (A, B or C) and one from the afternoon session (1,2 or 3).

Morning Seminars

Seminar A: Training the next generation of leaders

In a time where church is struggling and youth ministry is often a separate almost 'para church' activity, it is vital that we train young people into roles of leadership, to have a heart for their communities and even more importantly their churches. In this seminar, we will look into how we integrate youth work and church community and how we might inspire and invigorate young people to love Jesus and His Mission.

Ross Watters – Youth Worker, Gorebridge Parish Church

Seminar B: Using Drama in youth and children’s ministry

How do we bring God’s word to life to connect with our young people? In this seminar, we will engage with scripture as a story telling piece of exciting news as it was when it was originally written.

The mechanics of how to go about preparing to perform scripture will be covered by taking a passage which participants will be coached in memorizing and speaking as a living, breathing statement.

By the end, we will have a whole passage ready for performance!

Lorraine McBrearty – Family Development Worker, Northesk Parish Church, Musselburgh

Seminar C: Serving your local school

School is where children and young people spend the majority of their time during the week. If the church is to have meaningful input into their lives, it must develop a partnership with its local schools. This seminar will offer you information and advice about how the church can serve schools and their pupils.

Richard Taylor – Dunbar Area Christian Youth Project

Afternoon Seminars

Seminar 1: Supporting Families in our Community

Whether your church has little interaction with the parents of the children and youth you work with, or you have a full family focus agenda, come along and find out how you can support families in your community. Whether they go to church or not, we have the chance to meet with, encourage and love our local families. Practical ideas and resources, encouraging stories and lots of discussion await you … come and be inspired!

Gill Lyth – Care for the Family, Scotland

Seminar 2: Making the most of Messy Church

Messy Church is an excellent resource to help children and families encounter God. Come along to this seminar to discover how to run a Messy Church event, develop a volunteer base and connect your church community with children and families. Expect to get messy!

Erika Pryde – Mission and Outreach Coordinator, Mayfield and Newbattle Parish

Seminar 3: Mentoring Young People

Today young people face many challenges in the context of living out their faith in a secular world. How can Youth and Children’s workers help them to deal with these challenges and remain faithful to Jesus?

Hazel Gray – SU Scotland Regional Worker, Lothian

Timetable

10:30am Delegates arrive receive programme notes, tea/ coffee.

10:45am Welcome, emergency protocol and review of the programme

11am Time of worship including sung praise, prayer and devotion.

11:30am Morning Seminars

A. Training the next generation of leaders: Ross Watters

B. Using Drama in youth and children’s ministry: Lorraine McBrearty

C. Serving your local school: Richard Taylor

12:30pm Lunch and browse resources

1:45pm Main address

2pm Afternoon Seminars

1. Supporting Families in our community: Gill Lyth (Care for the Family)
2. Messy Church resources: Erika Pryde
3. Mentoring young people: Hazel Gray (Scripture Union Scotland)

3pm Final gathering/ worship.

3:30pm Final opportunity to browse resources.

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St John's and Kings Parish Church

31 Eskbank Road

Dalkeith

EH22 1HJ

United Kingdom

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