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September 2017

VolTrain – Online Safety & Social Media Workshop

September 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Kitchen, The Station, Bristol YMCA, Silver Street
Bristol, BS1 2AG United Kingdom
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Free

A workshop looking at the perks and pitfalls of using Social media in Youth work. Best practice advice to keep you, and your young people, safe online. VolTrain is a partnership between several organisations, including Bristol City Council, to equip, resource and train volunteer youth workers in the Bristol area. It is open to all volunteer youth workers across both statutory and voluntary sectors and is completely free. Paid workers may also attend if they are accompanying volunteers. For more…

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November 2017

Godly Play Introductory Day

November 25, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tyndale Baptist Church, Whiteladies Road
Bristol, BS8 2QG United Kingdom
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£25

“In most religious education children are told who God is. In Godly Play children discover who God is.” Godly play is an approach based on Montessori principles – we respond to the child’s request to ‘help me do it by myself.’ This puts the teacher in the role of spiritual supporter or guide who fully accepts that each child has his or her own relationship with God already. The teaching takes place in different ways at the same time: it is…

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January 2018

VolTrain – Group Dynamics Workshop

January 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Kitchen, The Station, Bristol YMCA, Silver Street
Bristol, BS1 2AG United Kingdom
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Free

A practical workshop looking at the benefits of working with groups, and how to understand and work successfully with the different dynamics which can form within them. VolTrain is a partnership between several organisations, including Bristol City Council, to equip, resource and train volunteer youth workers in the Bristol area. It is open to all volunteer youth workers across both statutory and voluntary sectors and is completely free. Paid workers may also attend if they are accompanying volunteers. For more information…

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February 2018

Encouraging Faith, Engaging Faith: The theology and practice of all-age worship

February 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Little Stoke Baptist Church, 37 Kingsway
Bristol, BS34 6JW United Kingdom
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£7

Is a day conference focusing on the theology and practice of intergenerational worship in the local church, exploring the challenges and opportunities to exercise ministry which effectively connects with all ages and stages. It is aimed to equip college ministerial students, those on the MA Mission and Ministry with Children, Families and Young People course, as well being an accessible day resource for all local church leaders and workers with 0-18 age groups. We hope the afternoon will be practical…

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November 2018

VolTrain – Mentoring Young People

November 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Kitchen, The Station, Bristol YMCA, Silver Street
Bristol, BS1 2AG United Kingdom
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Free

VolTrain is for volunteer youth workers in Bristol and includes practical workshops on key areas of working with young people. This session will give you an introduction to mentoring young people. You will learn about the different stages in a mentoring relationship, and the practicalities, responsibilities and boundaries necessary to act as a mentor to young people. Led by Dan Potter. Dan leads a community youth initiative targeting 'hard to reach' young people.  He runs training and supervision sessions for…

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March 2019

Supporting Young People Through Trauma

March 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Kitchen, The Station, Bristol YMCA, Silver Street
Bristol, BS1 2AG United Kingdom
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Free

Life can throw many traumatic events at young people - deaths of loved ones, parental separation, moving to a new school, and more. This workshop will looks at how we as youth workers can best support young people through these traumatic events. Led by Emma Duncan. BA Hons in Youth Work, MSc in Counselling. Emma has been working with young people for 20 years, first as a youth worker, then in vice, now as a counsellor and in education. VolTrain…

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March 2020

Spiritual Child Training – Creech St Michael

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Creech st Michael Baptist Church, St Michael Road
Taunton, TA3 5QQ United Kingdom
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£5 – £10

The Spiritual Child – Understanding and Nurturing Faith in Children and Young People With Clare Hooper (SCBA Children’s, Youth & Families Minister) Research recognises that children have an inherent spirituality which needs to be nurtured alongside their physical and emotional development. Drawing on a breadth of research, this training explores what we can learn about faith development so that we can meaningfully share the good news of Jesus with children/young people whilst recognising the strengths and gifts that they bring…

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VolTrain – Working with LGBTQ+ Young People

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Kitchen, The Station, Bristol YMCA, Silver Street
Bristol, BS1 2AG United Kingdom
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Free

VolTrain is for volunteer youth workers in Bristol from small organisations with limited training opportunities. Paid workers may also attend if they are accompanying volunteers. This session will be looking at Working with LGBTQ+ Young People. We will help you understand the different sexualities and gender identities, and how to work sensitively and respectfully with young people who identify as part of this community. Led by Debs, of Lemon Jelly Youth Work. Lemon Jelly provide support to young people across…

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June 2020

Spiritual Child Training – Keynsham

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Keynsham Baptist Church, High Street, Keynsham
Bristol, BS31 1DS United Kingdom
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£5 – £10

Corona Virus Update: This event is currently still scheduled to take place, however due to the changing situation the event may need to be rescheduled. If this is the case we will let all attendees know at least 3 weeks before the event. Please do still book your place if you would like to attend. The Spiritual Child – Understanding and Nurturing Faith in Children and Young People With Clare Hooper (SCBA Children’s, Youth & Families Minister) Research recognises that…

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July 2020

Spiritual Child Training – Richmond Road

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Richmond Road Baptist Church, Chapel House, 24 Richmond Road, Pontnewydd
Cwmbrân, Torfaen NP44 1EQ
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£5 – £10

Corona Virus Update: This event is currently still scheduled to take place, however due to the changing situation the event may need to be rescheduled. If this is the case we will let all attendees know at least 3 weeks before the event. Please do still book your place if you would like to attend. The Spiritual Child – Understanding and Nurturing Faith in Children and Young People With Clare Hooper (SCBA Children’s, Youth & Families Minister) Research recognises that…

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