Edmonton Area set to launch second youth ministry course for clergy
The second in a series of free courses aiming to equip clergy with new strategies and ideas for engaging young people is set to begin this Autumn, continuing on from the success of the course run in the Kensington area.
Recently, incumbents gathered at the Bishop of Edmonton’s home to hear about a new opportunity to gain momentum with their parish youth ministry. Hearing from one of the course tutors, Chris Curtis from Youthscape, along with a charge from Bishop Rob Wickham, the vicars were asked to consider investing time and effort in exchange for receiving expert coaching and a tailored programme that will help them establish and grow engagement with young people in their parish.
How clergy will be trained in youth work
The course will involve six bi-weekly sessions that will help delegates develop a strategy and team to start youth work, with one-to-one coaching on the ground and assistance in applying for grants. The vicars are being asked to prayerfully consider their participation in the course before the course begins in October.
Bishop Rob Wickham said,
“There is a growing and deepening desire across the Edmonton Episcopal Area to develop our work with young people, and this new course is a fantastic opportunity to work intensively and invest in a number of churches where clergy have taken this to heart. I’m hugely encouraged and excited by this initiative, and I look forward to seeing how this develops on the ground.”
For more information about the course, email email@example.com.
About Capital Youth
There are estimated to be over 340,000 young people aged 11-18 in our Diocesan area, yet only 2,000 attend our churches on Sundays. As a Diocese, we need to be doing more to connect with and minister to this generation. Young people growing up who have never experienced the transforming love of Christ, or the support of a local church community.
Capital Youth is an opportunity to be more radical; for people across the Diocese to increase the focus on young people as part of our ministry, and see this work as too important to delegate or avoid.