Training and Seminars

If you would like to find out more about any of the training and seminars on this page, please contact Debbie on debbie.hill@elydiocese.org or 01353 652711 or mobile 07936 364892


Children's ALM Course

Every Spring we run a training course for those wishing to specialise in Lay Ministry training. It covers a wide range of topics from theology to learning styles, from imaginative storytelling to creative prayer and faith formation.

The next course has a provisional start date of Saturday 9th March 2019. It comprises four components:

  • Full attendance at a 10 week Growing as a Discipleship course (held locally)
  • Full Attendance at 3 Core Training Days plus 3 optional Wednesday evening sessions - delegates can choose three topics from 5 sessions offered
  • Completion of three short practical assignments based on training with the Children’s Adviser
  • Completed Relevant Safeguarding Training

Would you like to be part of this growing team? By the end of this year we expect to have 24 Children’s ALMs in the Diocese supporting children’s faith development.

Some comments from a recent Childrens’ ALM course;

‘The course is very thought provoking and has a practical element which is incredibly useful.’

‘If you work with children in church-DO IT! A treasure chest of skills, ideas and resources can be yours and you will have fun learning!!’

‘Initially I felt like a ‘fish out of water.’ I am now inspired, encouraged and enthusiastic. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to think more about children’s ministry.’

The ALM Course is offering a choice of 5 evening sessions this year. If people are completing the ALM course they will need to select three. However, please note that these free evening sessions are available for anyone to attend. To book, please contact debbie.hill@elydiocese.org


Are Children Welcome in our Churches?

Wednesday 24 April 2019 7.30-9.30pm

A session exploring Welcome, Hospitality & Evangelism

With Debbie Hill

St Wendreda’s Church, 11 Church Street, March, PE15 9PY

To book a free place email ministry.bookings@elydiocese.org or call 01353 652736

Made in God’s Image? Managing Challenging Behaviour

Wednesday 8 May 2019 7.30 -9.30pm

A session exploring different perspectives & some techniques for all those working with children in church groups

With Debbie Hill

St Wendreda’s Church,

11 Church Street,

March

PE15 9PY

To book a free place

mission.events@elydiocese.org or call on 01353 652736

Imaginative Storytelling

Wednesday 22 May 2019 7.30-9.30pm

With Nicola Grieves

St Wendreda’s Church

11 Church Street March PE15 9PY

To book a free place email mission.events@elydiocese.org or call 01353 652736

‘Precious in my sight’ - Growing A Ministry to Under 5s

With Olivia Coles

Wednesday 5 June 2019 7.30-9.30pm

St Augustine’s Church

St Augustine’s Road

Wisbech

PE13 3AH

To book a free place email ministry.bookings@elydiocese.org or call 01353 652736

Connecting Children to God and Creative Prayer

Wednesday 19 June 2019 7.30-9.30pm

Jane Brooks & Debbie Hill

St Wendreda’s Church, 11 Church Street, March, PE15 9PY

To book a free place email mission.events@elydiocese.org or call 01353 652736

Occasional Seminars

We also run free seminars for Teachers, Parents, GPs, Clergy, Youth Leaders & Social Workers to learn about mental health issues faced by children and young people. More information about the next seminars is coming soon.