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Aurora Children

Accredited by St Peter’s College (Sheffield Diocese), moderated by Ian White from Cliff College.
Delivered at academic level 4, students can work towards a level 3 or level 4 certificate.

Students join a diverse mix of students from different churches and denominations, forming friendships that go beyond the course itself.

Course content includes: What is Children’s Ministry?, Children today and their context, A church-wide responsibility, Ministry with children, Children’s spirituality and formation, Spiritual formation and discipleship, Gifts and skills of a Children’s Leader, Theology of the child, Child development, Faith development, Learning styles, Godly Play and story-telling, Messy Church (crafts and games), Creative prayer, Schools, Inclusive Ministry, Children in the Church, All age (inter-generational) worship, Toddlers, Programme planning, Sustainability, Planning for change in the church, Making teams work (safer recruiting, supervision and training), Legal: Child protection policies, safeguarding, risk assessment and insurance

At the end of the course, we hold a Graduation Ceremony in Sheffield for all students to invite friends and families to celebrate their achievements.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwCiFAiy4aE)

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Aurora Youth

Accredited by St Peter’s College (Sheffield Diocese), moderated by Ian White from Cliff College.
Delivered at academic level 4, students can work towards a level 3 or level 4 certificate.

Students join a diverse mix of students from different churches and denominations, forming friendships that go beyond the course itself.

Course content includes: What is Youth Ministry?, Young people today and their context, A church-wide responsibility, Ministry with young people, Relational discipleship & Spiritual formation, Informal education, Empowerment, Equal opportunities, Gifts and skills of a youth worker, Personal growth, support and pastoral care, Theology of the young person, Youth identity, Faith development, Needs of young people, Development theory and learning styles, Discipleship, evangelism, mission and worship, Creative arts, Mentoring, Detached work, Schools, Young people and mental health, Young people in the church, Social Media, Vocation, Programme planning, Sustainability, Planning for change in the church, Managing a team of volunteers, Legal: Child protection policies, safeguarding, risk assessment & insurance.

At the end of the course, we hold a Graduation Ceremony in Sheffield for all students to invite friends and families to celebrate their achievements. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwCiFAiy4aE)

from St Peter’s College (Sheffield Diocese)

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Cliff College ~ Certificate in Children’s Ministry

Cliff College is delighted to be running this short course Certificate in Children’s Ministry under the leadership of Carolyn Edwards. If you want to resource your passion and experience with the latest thinking on children’s spirituality and faith development, then this is the course for you! The short course Certificate in Children’s Ministry course is a week-long course designed to stretch, inform and inspire. It is aimed at those who are working regularly with children on a paid or volunteer basis or are just looking for ways to test their calling in this area of ministry. Subject areas include: the spirituality of the child; faith development; the child in the church; being a children’s leader; working in teams.

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Cliff College ~ Certificate in Family Ministry

Designed for family work practitioners within the church and the community, the short course Certificate in Family Ministry is a week-long course in this growing area of ministry. Cliff College is excited to be working in partnership with the Methodist Learning Network and Bible Reading Fellowship in the delivery of the course. he aim is to enable family workers to reflect on their practice, learn new skills, and gain greater confidence in their ministry. Subject areas include: biblical and contemporary reflections on the family; the importance of family, and ideals surrounding family; the seasons, celebrations and significant moments of family life; the role of relationships in family life, between families and the Church, and in the community; the well-being, wholeness, and health of the family; practical approaches to working with families.

from Cliff College

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Cliff College ~ Certificate in Youth Ministry

This week-long course is designed for those who are working regularly with young people on a paid or volunteer basis or just looking for ways to test their calling in this area of ministry. It would be an ideal course for those on a youth ministry internship, and on a gap year. The course is led by John Hawksworth from Youth for Christ and includes contributions from Cliff College faculty and other expert adjuncts in the field of youth work and ministry. It aims to enable new learning and provide the student with skills and resources for both individual and Church applications. Subject areas include: Exploring Gen Y & Z; Best practice, motives & ethics; Leading & building teams; Engaging and communicating with young people; Discipleship & faith formation; Skills & resources useful for ministry

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