On this page you can find out about all the various training and events we have going on in and around the Diocese. Some of the events run regularly throughout the year, others are one off BIG events. To see a summary of what we do please click here.
Children’s Work Network Meetings
Our network meetings are open to all those who work with children in parishes to come along and receive FREE training, see new resources, share news and ideas, plus meet other children’s workers. The dates for the Autumn term can be found below and meetings will start at 7pm, aiming to be finished by around 8.30pm. This term, the training will be on unpacking parables so that children engage with the meaning, not just the story.
Thursday 27th September St John’s Church, Leyland, PR25 1XB
Wednesday 3rd October St Thomas’ Church, Blackpool, FY1 3NJ
Monday 8th October Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Blackburn, BB1 2QE
Thursday 18th October St Paul’s Parish Hall, Scotforth, LA1 4ST
No need to book a place, just turn up on the night!
Children’s Ministry Conference 2019
The Children’s Ministry Conference will return in 2019 and this time we will be exploring how we as churches, can equip parents to raise children who are connected to God. Bookings are now being taken and more information can be found on our Children’s Ministry Conference page:
Walk through the Bible
Walk through the Bible are running two Walk Through the Bible Live events in Blackburn. These are a great opportunity for anyone working with children to deepen their understanding and learn about how the stories in the Bible fit together
13th October 2018 – NT Live
Wesley Hall, Fielden Street, BB2 1LQ
10th November 2018 – OT Live
St Bartholomew’s Church, Jack Walker Way, BB2 4JJ
Parenting for Faith
An absolutely fantastic course for churches to run for their parents to help encourage, guide, support and inspire them in how to communicate their faith at home with their children. Click here to find out more: https://parentingforfaith.org/
Amplify is an inspiring course designed to equip those working with children and young people in a Christian context. Over the 6 months, students will participate in a blend of lectures, discussions, assignments and presentations in order to develop their expertise in children and youth work.
Child Protection Training
A four week course to inspire those volunteering week by week in their Church children’s work. The aim is to have fun and learn about new resources, crafts and activities. For more information click here
First Aid Training
If you would like to run an event it is very important that you have members of your church who are First Aid aware.
- The British Red Cross provide certified First Aid training courses for the general public. They are easy to follow and led by experienced trainers. If you have a group of 10 – 15 people who would like First Aid training you can arrange for them to come and deliver the training near you. For more information click here.
- Mini First Aid in Lancashire is also a fantastic first aid training courses focusing on young children. http://lancashire.minifirstaid.co.uk/