Youth & Children's Ministry


Jesus said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10: 13–14)

From Anecdote to Evidence says "There is an urgent need to focus on children, young people and their parents and a challenge to identify how the church can best invest in people, programmes and strategies which will encourage young people actively to continue exploring faith." (p24)


The following links will help you focus on your ministry with young people and children.  It is important that we do not separate our younger church members from the 'main church', or think of them just as the church of tomorrow and not today.  Use these resources to help you involve children and teenagers in decision making, leading and participating in every appropriate area of church life and training those whose special focus it is to nurture, disciple and encourage them in their faith journeys.


TRAINING VIDEOS:  All Age Worship  //  Welcoming children, young people and families in church

TRAINING COURSESAurora Children and Youth Ministry training  //  STC College Youth Leadership  //  Cliff College  //  Institute for Children, Youth and Mission (CYM)


RESOURCESMessy Church  //  Godly Play

SCHOOLSChristians and Sheffield Schools (CaSS)  //  Open The Book  //  Board of Education

FUNDINGCentenary Project  //  Hollowford Trust grants for young people

EVENTSBreathe Deep Youth Day  //  Make Your City Shine - Sheffield  //  Shine Doncaster

IMPORTANT INFORMATIONSafeguarding  //  Youth Group Insurance


Don't forget the resources centre:

I rejoice in the rich diversity of youth and children's work which is undertaken by the Church across the Sheffield Diocese.  (Bishop Steven Croft)


Mike North is the Children and Young People's Adviser for the Diocese, and is part of the Parish Support Team.  Contact him for anything concerning youth and children's matters, including training needs, recruitment support, advice and information.

Contact him on or 01709 309146.



Need help or advice?

Contact Lucy Nunn


or telephone 01709 309135.