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Diocesan Development Day 2023

October 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Look, I am doing a new thing

God longs to rejuvenate the church. Our 2023 Diocesan Development Day will focus on this through the ministry of all of God’s people and in overcoming barriers we face. Children, youth and families’ ministry will hold a central place in both the content and leading of the event. Note the date now.

Unfortunately, one of our speakers, Dr Paula Gooder, has had to withdraw from the day. We are working on a Plan B: come and discover what it is on the day!

Workshops

Morning

Pathways for mission (Onsite)

Presenter: John Marsh Mission Development Adviser (Rejuvenated)

Creating pathways for people to move from relational fringe to worshipping community to committed disciples. This workshop underpins the how of all of today’s content

Social justice & building the church (Onsite)

Presenters: Ali Middleton, Derek Pamment & others

Learning from churches that are meeting both practical and spiritual needs in a variety of ways

How to start (or restart) children’s or youth ministry (Online)

Presenter: Rachel Ridler Centenary Project Worker

The nuts and bolts of starting or restarting from scratch. The important things to have in place to ensure you’re doing things right and safely. All the latest guidelines in one workshop.

Making connections with schools (Online)

Presenter: Elise Deput Centenary Project Worker

How to approach your local school and build a good relationship. Understanding what schools need and how to serve them well. Looking at chaplaincy and starting a Church In Schools congregation.

Children’s spiritual development (Online)

Presenters: Carolyn Edwards, Ministry with Children and Young People Officer with the national church

Understanding how children develop spiritually can help us plan good activities and groups. Come and open your eyes for what our children see.

The importance of welcoming difference (Onsite)

Presenters: Young people from St Mary’s Bramall Lane

Looking at the things that make us different to each other (race, ability, neurodiversity, age, faith, sexuality, gender, culture and behaviour), and teaching the principles of welcome.

From the children’s group to the youth group (Onsite)

Presenters: Dave Ludbrook – Centenary Project Pastoral Manager

We can often lose children between groups – between toddlers and children’s groups, between children’s groups and youth groups. Do we even have a youth group? This workshop will explore how we can close up the gaps and ensure children stay connected to the church.

Children’s and youth ministry without a paid worker (Onsite)

Presenters: Alex Townsend – Youth Worker St Timothy’s Sheffield

How to work with children and young people with volunteers. How to build a team, sharing the responsibility and keeping everyone motivated.


Afternoon

Community of Evangelists (Onsite)

Presenters: Bishop Sophie with others

How our newly formed Diocesan Community of Evangelists could serve your church and help you to share your faith.

Ready to Serve: learning from Jesus for mission (Onsite)

Presenters: Hannah Sandoval (TBC)

How a culture of learning from Jesus in our churches can encourage people to discover their gifts and get involved in mission.

Open to the Spirit (Onsite)

Presenters: John Marsh Mission Development Adviser (Rejuvenated)

Good ideas or ‘God ideas’? Practical ways to integrate prayer & spirituality into to starting new things.

How to start (or restart) children’s or youth ministry (Onsite)

Presenter: Rachel Ridler Centenary Project Worker

The nuts and bolts of starting or restarting from scratch. The important things to have in place to ensure you’re doing things right and safely. All the latest guidelines in one workshop.

Making connections with schools (Onsite)

Presenter: Elise Deput Centenary Project Worker

How to approach your local school and build a good relationship. Understanding what schools need and how to serve them well. Looking at chaplaincy and starting a Church In Schools congregation.

Children’s spiritual development (Onsite)

Presenters: Carolyn Edwards, Ministry with Children and Young People Officer with the national church

Understanding how children develop spiritually can help us plan good activities and groups. Come and open your eyes for what our children see.

Details

Date:
October 7, 2023
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/development-day-2023-tickets-690764684767

Venue

St Thomas, Crookes
Nairn St
Sheffield, S10 1UL
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Organiser

Diocese of Sheffield