Events and training

NCFE qualification

We’re creating a qualification for church leaders and children’s and youth leaders to gain skills to equip and support those who spiritually parent. Join our email list and we'll share more information when it's available.

Parenting as a Church Leader days

Our Parenting as a Church Leader days offer an opportunity for church leaders to gather together to be encouraged and equipped on issues particular to parenting their own children in the context of church leadership.

We have a number of days coming up in 2018. Watch this space for dates.

Example Timetable of the day
9.30 - 10.00    Arrival and refreshments
10.00 - 11.00  Session 1: The four foundations church leaders' children need
11.00 - 11.30  Break
11.30 - 13.00  Session 2: The parent vs church leader tension in the goldfish bowl
13.00 - 13.30  Lunch
13.30 - 15.00  Session 3: Helping our children spiritually flourish at home and church

The Forge 2018

Local children's, youth and families leaders sharpening and encouraging each other
Date: Monday 26 - Wednesday 28 February 2018
Location: Rock UK's Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire
Cost: £120

The Forge Gathering is a residential retreat for children's, youth and families workers (both paid and voluntary) hosted by Rachel Turner and the Parenting for Faith team, beginning after lunch on Monday 26 February and finishing at 2.30pm on Wednesday 28 February.

There'll be time to worship and reflect, time to hear about new developments in children's, youth and families work, time to learn from each other and time for fun together! It's a fantastic opportunity to meet others working in the same field as you, and you'll leave with loads of contacts and some great new friends.

The price is all in, with home-cooked food, shared accommodation, adventurous activities and more posh ice-cream than you can shake a stick at!

Click here for further info and to book online 

Training opportunities and events

The Parenting for Faith team lead and are part of a variety of events.

More information on events and training will be available shortly. Do contact us for further details in the meantime.


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