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Youth and Children's Ministries Training Day - Innovation and Mission

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A training day for EVERYONE involved in Salvation Army Youth and Children’s work. We are in the midst of a huge shift in how a generation of children and young people connect with life, learning and faith. They are a generation that work, play, and think differently than previous generations. To help us think through what this means for us in The Salvation Army and to equip children and youth for a life of faith in a changing world, we have invited a team of subject experts and practitioners who will help us to consider how we can approach youth and children’s work through an innovation and front-line mission lens. As Alvin Toffler noted, the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. Please come along and add your voice, your ideas and take away new ideas, inspiration, and fresh vision as we seek to find new ways of connecting with and sharing the life transforming message of Jesus to this generation.

Seminar speakers incude:

Olly Goldenberg - Children Can

Olly Goldenberg has been ministering to children in churches and outside of the church for twenty years.

For fifteen of these years he led one of the largest children’s ministries in Europe, with responsibility for children aged 0-14. The ministry more than doubled in size under his leadership. He saw a reversal of the trend of children leaving the church, with many of the children inviting their friends to be part of the church. Over the years the fruit remained up into the youth ministry and beyond.

Currently he leads a ministry, together with his wife and five children, called ‘Children Can.’ Through modelling and training leaders, speaking in many Conferences and Churches, TV and Radio they have inspired thousands of leaders from different nations and denominations to know how to lead children from a head knowledge of God to a passionate relationship with him. He is the author of 15 books, which include ‘Gods Generals for Kids’, ‘The Josiah Generation’ and ‘Give Me 5’. At the heart of their ministry is a passion to see children raised as disciples of Jesus.

Carolyn Edwards - Cliff College

Carolyn joined Cliff College staff in August 2014, prior to which she was Deputy Director of CYM Oxford & Senior Tutor in Children and Family work. She has over 25 years’ experience both in the area of evangelism and mission with Scripture Union, and as Children’s Evangelist for her church. She has been lecturing for many years, firstly in the field of marketing, the subject of her first degree, and for the last 12 years in children’s and youth ministry.

Alastair Jones - Strategic Development Advisor and Coach

Since 1992 Alastair has worked first as a volunteer at his corps and then paid youth and community worker in the Salvation Army on the south coast. He then continued to work for the Salvation Army first as a Divisional Youth Officer in Manchester and then for the Salvation Army's national youth department. He has represented NCVYS as a member of the youth & community JNC. With a goal of helping socially excluded or marginalised young people realise their full potential as well as develop leadership within youth work he has been the CEO of Frontier Youth Trust for over 5 years. From September, he is beginning a new venture delivering training, support and mentoring of leaders and youth workers on areas such as mission and ministry and spirituality. He continues to volunteer in youth work at his church in the community of Stretford, Manchester. He loves, Cycling, Coffee and Sport.


Rachel Warwick - Youthscape

Rachel runs a variety of Youthscape's creative initiatives, projects and campaigns. She regularly manages our events, including the

Christian Youth Work Awards, and is heavily involved in developing and delivering our creative resources, including our innovative youth worker devotional Open Me. Rachel is also the founder of the charity MakeLunch, which serves meals to children who otherwise wouldn't get hot food in the school holidays. She lives in Luton with her husband Dan and a variety of musical instruments.



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