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About Youth and Children's Ministries

We believe the voice of our young people should be listened to

The Salvation Army recognises distinction and difference in our ministry with primary / junior school age children, through the transition of the ‘tweenager’ and teenage years, right through to becoming young adults. As such our work with children and young people reflects these differences.

We believe the voice of our young people should be listened to.  We seek to champion our children and young people and encourage them to be active in our churches. We want them to play well, to take an active and proactive role in our mission, and to live out our shared heart for justice and social action. Above all we want them to get to know Jesus better.

As The Salvation Army’s national youth and children’s team, we are responsible for the implementation of The Salvation Army’s national youth and children’s strategy for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

We work with youth and children (primarily aged 4-25), youth and children’s workers and services within and external to The Salvation Army.

Youth and Children’s Ministries aims to promote good practise and provide quality resources with a strong emphasis on discipleship and leader development underpinned through the values of integrity, accountability, compassion, passion, respect and boldness.

  • Discipleship: Equipping and inspiring young people to become passionate followers of Jesus Christ.
  • Leadership: Equipping and empowering youth and chidren’s leaders of all ages to enhance their communities and our world.

Meet our team:

Territorial Youth and Children’s Secretary: Major Helen Schofield

Assistant Territorial Youth and Children’s Secretary: Phil Ball

Youth Specialist (Discipleship): Jamie Cutteridge

Children’s Specialist (Discipleship): Jackie Mcgregor

Youth Specialist (Leader Development): Matt Perkins

Children’s Specialist (Leader Development): Tracy Wood