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Youth Leaders Training

We offer the Illuminate Course for Youth Leaders

Spread throughout the year, there are 11 sessions making up the Illuminate Youth Leaders course. Designed, led and facilitated by experienced youth practitioners from a variety of settings, the course is practical, informative and challenging - a must for all youth practitioners, be they volunteer or employed, parents or those just interested in the world of youth work and young people.

Participation in individual sessions can be on an open access basis during the year and booked through Eventbrite at a cost of £5 per session. For those interested in exploring formal licensing, the course is free of charge - completion of all 11 Illuminate sessions is a precursor to the Diocesan Licenced Youth Minister pathway. Those wishing to register for the entire course, or have enquiries about licensed Youth ministry, should contact the Diocesan Youth and Young Adults Officer, Matt Levett at matt.levett@cofesuffolk.org or phone 07736 941654.

All participants considering Youth Minister Licensing will also need to attend a Licencing Discernment day on 1 February 2020 where a discernment process will take place and additional practical requirements will be outlined.

Upcoming individual sessions are as follows:

Session 5 SACRED VS SECULAR : Bringing faith based & secular youth work together Sat 11 January 9:30 – 13:30 Diocesan Office, Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ. To book click the green button.

Session 6 RECRUITING, TRAINING & KEEPING VOLUNTEERS Sat 8 February 9:30 – 13:30 Diocesan Office, Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ. To book click here.

Session 7 WORKING 1:1 – mentoring, coaching & discipling young people Sat 14 March 9:30 – 16:00 Diocesan Office, Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ. To book click here.

Session 8 YOUNG PEOPLE & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES Sat 4 April 9:30 – 16:00 Diocesan Office, Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ. To book click here.

Session 9 RUNNING YOUTH GROUPS : Risk Assessments, Trips & Residentials Sat 9 May 9:30 – 13:30 Diocesan Office, Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ. To book click here.

Session 10 LEADING SMALL GROUPS, BIBLE STUDIES & DISCIPLESHIP SESSIONS Sat 13 June 9:30 – 13:30 Diocesan Office, Cutler Street, Ipswich IP1 1UQ. To book click here