“We’d love to share the good news with children and young people – but there aren’t any in my church”
Just as Jesus’ ministry happened where people were, we sometimes have to leave the comfort of our own environment to meet and reach people with whom we don’t normally have contact.
For children and young people, that can often mean schools and colleges. In this session you will have the opportunity to hear from two youth and community work practitioners with experience of youth work in education settings:
Ruth Watson is a URC Minister. She currently exercises a Special Category Ministry MediaCityUK Church and Community Hub in Salford Quays. This is a partnership between Oasis and the URC. Her role is to build a church community in the Hub serving both the Academy and the local communities of Ordsall/Langworthy estates and MediaCity. Ruth is involved with the Academy through chaplaincy and mentoring and occasional RE lessons; and with the community through PlaySpace; Talk English Café and sometimes with Youth Club and building up Holy Hub a Thursday evening Church Group.
Nigel Robertsis the Further Education Chaplaincy Ambassador in the West Midlands area as part of the work of the West Midlands Churches Further Education Council. Nigel has a wealth knowledge and experience in FE Chaplaincy and a passion to help church communities engage with and support those within the FE community in the West Midlands and beyond. In 2022 Nigel has launched FE Sunday – being held for the first time ever on Sunday 15 May 2022 – as an opportunity to pray for your local colleges and for the Further Education sector, and to consider how your church could love and serve your local college. More details and resources will become available soon…
Book your FREE ticket at https://bit.ly/3HPL3cV and share your experiences, joys and frustrations as we talk about engaging with the education sector