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Follow Youth and Children's Ministries

When Jesus called the first disciples, he didn't give them a statement of faith to sign up to, he didn't correct their existing theology - he simply asked them to follow him. 

To drop their nets, and follow him. Following is a familiar concept for the children and young people we work with, they follows 100s of people on Youtube, Twitter and Instagram feeds; the world encourages them to follow and live a certain way of life. In a world where the next generation are burdened by anxieties, exam stress and sexual pressure, Jesus says: "Drop them and follow."  As they drop these 'nets' what is it that they take up?  Jesus' invitation is profoundly simply and effortlessly timeless: follow. 

Building on the Territorial theme of Discipleship; being a Disciple - everyday, in everything and everywhere, we'll explore who we're following and how this shapes faith and formation in the lives of 21st Century youth and children. What kind of leadership will be effective in this new world and how can we as Salvation Army youth and children’s workers respond and rally  to Jesus’ radical call to drop our nets and Follow.

Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th March 2018

Wychwood Park Hotel - Crewe, Cheshire

The weekend will include seminar streams on mental health, leadership and mission among children and young people, all through the lens of discipleship. Speakers include national director of Limitless Ministries, Tim Alford, and Helen Cutteridge and Jo Fitzsimmons from SelfHarmUK, part of Youthscape. Further details including more speakers and programme details will be released in due course. Registration begins at 4pm on the Friday and the event will finish after lunch on the Sunday.


The weekend will include three seminar streams:

Mental health
How do we support children and young people struggling with self-harm and anxiety? Helen Cutteridge and Jo Fitzsimmons, Self Harm UK

Getting out of our comfort zones and bringing Jesus to children and young people who don't know him. Jon Grant, CEO of Krunch and Lyndsey Ledger

What are some key private foundations and public principles for our own leadership and discipleship? Tim Alford, national director of Limitless Elim

Our main sessions will include teaching from Chick Yuill and territorial youth and children's secretary Helen Schofield (with more speakers to be announced) and an immersive discipleship experience, like nothing you've seen before!

All tickets subsided by over £75. Single rooms £100, twin rooms £80 per person, including food, entrance to the conference and accommodation. To book, please download the booking form and credit card formcomplete and return the forms below. For more information contact Special Events on or ring 02073674861.

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