Training for work with children
Taught by a range of both practitioner and academic experts in the field, this course investigates the biblical/theological foundations and contemporary sociological implications of children’s and youth mission, particularly in relation to the theory and practice of children and youth ministries within the Church.
from Cliff College
The BA (Hons) in Theology, Ministry and Mission on the CMS Pioneer Mission Leadership Training prorgramme can be completed as a full degree (part-time); or a Certificate of Higher Education (six modules completed over one – two years); or the Diploma in Higher Education (12 modules over two (or three) years);
Some modules include practical weekends where you will visit different mission contexts and learn from them.
The certificate is accredited by Durham University through a partnership with Ripon College Cuddesdon.
There are three ways of completing the programme, each of which create a series of modules relevant for pioneer ministry, pioneer youth ministry or pioneer children and family work.
The BA (Hons) Professional Practice, Contextual Ministry and Practical Theology delivered by MCYM in Nottingham provides a flexible qualification for those wishing to train in mission and ministry in a range of contexts. Study three years full time or up to six years part time. Combining interactive and creative teaching days with challenge and inspiring practical work in a ministry context, the course is designed to support your growth and development in all areas of your life and ministry. Live where you are doing your ministry and travel to Nottingham for two days a fortnight in term time. We can help you find a suitable practice agency for you. Students can specialise in a chosen area, particularly chaplaincy or children and family work. This course is eligible for student loans.
Equip Children’s Ministry is for those working with children and their families within their community including church as a paid worker, volunteer, gap year student or young leader. The course will be taught at Level 3 by experienced CYM tutors. Learners will gain a Level 2 Certificate qualification with the potential to also gain a CYM Level 3.
Combining key understandings about the world of the child, their faith and spiritual journey, with the development of key skills relevant for children’s work and ministry, in addition, the role and responsibilities of children and families worker working in a church and/or wider community context are explored. Within these focal areas, learners are challenged to undertake Biblical and Theological reflection on ministry and work with children and their families.