Training, Events & Jobs


Looking for a post as a children’s, families or youth worker? Please see below for any job opportunities which have come to us.  In addition, we encourage you to see the Church of England Going for Growth webpage which advertises a wide range of job opportunities in Christian ministry with children, families and young people.

This week we feature an exciting opportunity as Emerging Generations Leader at St Matthias in Torquay.  Are you someone who has a passion for children and families and who has the creativity and imagination to keep the ideas coming, the tenacity to keep on persevering and the thirst for outreach? Click on this link to find out more and apply. 

Training and Events

Please see below for details of training and events which are coming up over the next months.  Also, the Church of England Going for Growth webpage which has a round up of the courses and events which will help to develop your knowledge and skills in children and youth ministry.

Developing the Shape of Youth Ministry (SWYM)- 24 April 2023:

From small to large, rural to urban, denomination to denomination, each youth ministry will have their own unique vision and feel. In these sessions, Tom Clarke will help us to think about the shape of our youth ministry, exploring how we best create spaces where young people thrive in the contexts where we have been called to serve. Tom will also challenge us to consider how the shape of our youth ministry might empower young people to be confident in sharing their faith by developing a culture of peer-to-peer evangelism. Book your tickets here

Youth, Children and Families Worker Retreat (SWYM) – 12-13 June

What were the rhythms of retreat and rest that Jesus embraced, and how might those new rhythms and practices in 2023 help ensure that our work FOR God doesn’t kill the work OF God in us? Only the Creator of your soul can heal your soul. So let’s spend 24 hours drawing close to Him and see what happens!  Book your tickets here.

SPREE 2023 – 23-25 June

Now is the time to book for SPREE South West!  Join this hugely popular camping event, complete with activities to cater for all interests, fabulous worship and high-quality spiritual time. You can bring a group, or volunteer on team.  Tremendous fun guaranteed!  Click here to find out more.