Training and Young People

We seek to continually provide encouragement for those working with 11-18s and see those involved equipped, trained, supported, and growing in confidence to effectively engage and disciple the young people in their communities.

We provide a variety of events and training tools for those working with young people – a snapshot of which is as below. For more information about Training and support, contact Youth Adviser Rachael Heffer on

Supporting Children and Young People through Divorce and Separation

Gender Identity: Supporting Children and Young People to establish a strong sense of self

Soul Survivor Celebration Event May 2018


(Ely Diocese in partnership with Cambridge & District Youth for Christ (YFC)

A 5-Session Training Course to equip and train your team in how to effectively disciple your Young people.

It will help you to evaluate what effective Youth ministry looks like, how we encourage growth in faith in our young people, grow ourselves as leaders, and recruit others to join the action!

See the Resource Flyer for full details. The 5 sessions of filmed footage will guide you effectively through the course and suggest key discussion questions for you and your co-leaders to discuss. Reflection Sheets will provide questions for you to take away and reflect further on your own Youth ministry practice.

The Course is formed for you to run in the context of your own Church, or by joining together with other Churches and Youth teams in your area.

Check out the website click here.

For information about costs and the access code, contact Rachael on

Significant discounts are available for Anglican churches wishing to use the resource.

(Ely Diocese in partnership with CYM Ridley Hall, the Eastern Baptist Association, and key local and national Practitioners)

myyouthworklife is a brand new website full of advice and tools from experienced Youth Ministry Practitioners with the aim of sharing resources, good practice, and to equip and resource other Practitioners in all aspects of Youth Ministry and Best Practice.

With written pieces from over 30 passionate and experienced Youthworkers, check out the website above and explore what it has to offer by clicking here

From Evangelism to Safeguarding, to Working with Volunteers, to Mapping your Community – head to the website and explore the material that could help train and equip your Youth volunteers and enhance your ministry.

Seminars and workshops

We run a stream of seminars and workshops during the year, dates of which are published in our regular mailings and on the events calendar. Please subscribe to these mailings to keep in touch.(

Previous seminars have led us to engage with relevant topics which effect young people such as Self Harm, Eating Disorders, Loneliness and Depression amongst young people, Supporting through Bereavement, Challenging the culture of Pornography amongst young people, Girls & Identity, and Demystifying the Teenager & Understanding Youth culture.

Seminars for 2017 / 2018 will continue to look at issues around young people and aspects of Mental Health.


We are happy to help you explore a wide variety of resources to help support your youthwork practice. Whether it is to enhance your church-based youthwork, integrate with your local schools, develop a good mentoring code of practice, or explore options for youth events or activities. Please contact us for more information, advise, and resource discounts.


Training in elements of youthwork and in working alongside young people can be accessed via the diocese and is often led by our Partnerships with the national and local youthwork agencies such as Youth for Christ (YFC), Urban Saints, Scripture Union, Romsey Mill and CYM.


Interested in gaining an ALM accreditation and developing increased confidence in your work with young people? This 5-session course, looking at a framework for youth ministry, encourages an outlook of whole-life discipleship when working with young people. It will provide new ideas for your youth outreach, practical top tips, and time to focus on your own church context and how to grow your young people in their faith journeys.

YOUTH ALM TRAINING is run annually in February – March. Contact us for more information or to express interest in booking your place.


After two amazing YEC Conferences in 2016 and 2017 drawing over 300 leaders from around the eastern region and beyond, the YEC is set to impact the region’s leaders and encourage us in our Youth ministry in 2018!

The Youth Evangelism Conference. Inspiring leaders to greater confidence in reaching young people.

Date for this is: Saturday 24th February 2018, 10am - 4pm Venue tbc

Theme: #GospelOffensive

For more information about the Programme, Keynote Speakers, Ticket bookings see

The Youth Evangelism Conference is a partnership between YFC, The church of England, Hope Revolution, Alpha, Scripture Union & Urban Saints