To train as a children's, youth and families worker
You may feel called to minister especially to the younger generation. Or you may already have a role in your local setting as a children’s, youth, or families’ worker, or a combination of these. Three of our colleges have courses explicitly aimed at helping you.
Spurgeon’s College offer a college award in youth ministry
. This is a one year long, one day a week programme aimed at developing your youth work skills and your Christian character and understanding. It is suitable for those with few educational qualifications and all assessments are done by coursework. Alongside your study, you will be placed in a youth work context to practice what you learn.
Bristol Baptist College offer a certificate of higher education
in theology, ministry and mission that integrates vocational training in children, youth and family ministry. You will be taught in six block weeks spread over one or two years and have a placement to root your learning in actual practice. Much of your time at college will be alongside ministers-in-training which will help you gain a broader understanding of contemporary ministry and mission. The certificate can be used as the basis for going on to study at diploma or degree level.
Northern Baptist College offer a youth specialism track
as part of their ministerial formation programme. You will train alongside the ministerial students who are preparing for church leadership or pioneering mission, even as you undertake study unique to the youth specialist track. You will have a placement that will almost certainly expect you to work as part of an existing ministry team.