Events to complement your mission amongst the under 35s
We have created a series of events you can schedule throughout the church’s year, to deepen faith and encourage belonging in your church community.
Why not create a plan for your church’s year using some of these events and then supplement it with your church rhythms, such as annual fairs, seasonal services, and life event celebrations or remembrances?
Emma would love to talk through any of these events with you.
Outside church - Intergenerational
Whether you are thinking about setting up your outside church expression, for example, a Muddy Church Trail or a Forest Church community, we have a network of people who have started their own and would love to share their journey with you. We also have a wide range of material that has been tried and tested across the CofEB. If you would like more information, please email Emma.
We can also provide you with some Confirmation material; Bristol Diocese has created a resource to use with young people as they prepare for confirmation. Through ten interactive and engaging sessions, ‘Live Life’ aims to create safe spaces for young people to discuss, question, and deepen their understanding of God. Each session follows a familiar and flexible structure with practical guidance for enthusiastic volunteers, experienced youth workers, and church leaders. Contact Emma to get your copy of the material.
Taizé: For young people and young adults
Once a year, Bishop Anne leads a pilgrimage to Taizé in the summer holidays. Taizé is a place where young people from all over the world come together to pray, worship, study the Bible and live in a community with each other. It is often a life-changing experience for the young adults and young people who go to join thousands of people their age from across the world in three daily services: food, bible study, and community jobs that all build towards a greater understanding of each other and the God we all worship. We welcome anyone under the age of 30 to join us. Youth groups are particularly welcome as if you are under 18 you must come with an adult who will take full responsibility for you.
This year's Pilgrimage will take place from Saturday 27th of July to Sunday 4th of August 2024.
Review of your children's and families’ provision
Would you like help thinking through your provision for children and families in your parish or context? Emma has a host of experiences and can help you think through your provision in this area - to review it, consult on it, and dream big dreams. Drop Emma an email, or pick up the phone: 0121 820 9835
Review of your youth provision
Would you like some help thinking through your provision for young people in your parish or context? Emma has been a youth worker for over 25 years, so she has many experiences and ideas to help you reflect on your existing youth work or think about how you could create something new to support and encourage the young people in your community. Drop Emma an email, or pick up the phone: Emma or 0121 820 9835
Being intentionally intergenerational
There is no better time to think about how we are intentionally intergenerational. It might feel like a buzzword, but it is about empowering all generations to serve, worship, and participate in church community life together, all with equal input and responsibilities. We are all on this journey and would love to explore with you how you take steps to become a genuinely intergenerational community with Jesus at the centre. If you would like to talk further about intergenerational ministry, Drop Emma an email, or pick up the phone: 0121 820 9835