Who is it for?

Road Trip Events are designed for Sunday school leaders, children's leaders, all youth leaders, elders, ministers or anyone who wants to understand or work with 0-25s in their local congregation.

Where and when?

This year we will be in four venues on the following dates – please circulate these dates to anyone in your congregation who would benefit from attending:

Click on the venue below to find out about the sessions in that location.

  Venue Date Time
2015 Richhill Tuesday, 13th October 7.30pm
  1st Ballymoney Tuesday, 17th November 7.30pm
       
2016 Saintfield Road Tuesday, 16th February 7.30pm
  Adelaide Road, Dublin Saturday, 5th March 10.30am

Times

Each event will start with everyone together promptly, so please try to get to the venue in good time. The programme will run according to this timetable.

7.30pm/10.30am Welcome & Introductions
7.45pm/10.45am Session 1
8.45pm/11.45am Refreshment Break
9.00pm/12.00pm Session 2
10.00pm/1.00pm Close

Session 1 (choose 1 of 3)

Sunday Morning Children's Ministry

Why exactly do we do Sunday morning ministry activities with primary age children and what is our vision for them? This seminar will consider where Sunday children’s ministry originated and how both it and the world of children are different now. There will be discussion on purpose and vision and how to make what we have even better. Ultimately we want to be challenged about how we can help children to understand more fully about what it means to follow Jesus every day.

This seminar is for anyone in a role with children in their church on Sunday mornings.

Understanding the World of 11-18 year olds

Have you ever heard yourself say “it wasn’t like that when I was their age”? Next time remind yourself you never were their age… never experienced being a teenager the way young people do in 2015; never experienced the same pressures and challenges; never had to negotiate the same worldviews and influences.  This seminar seeks to help you understand young people, youth culture and how teenagers experience life, to better equip you to reach and disciple them.

This seminar is for those working with teenagers or anyone who wants to  understand them better.

Equipping & transitioning the next generation into ministry

In a world driven by consumerism and choice, so often our young people can see church as just another mode of entertainment. Something to attend. Something to go to. And yet, we know that the church can be so much more. How do we shape programmes that allow young people to contribute and participate? How do we move our young adults into involvement in ministry and positions of leadership? Together we will aim to discover how we can better follow the movement of Jesus in discipling, training and releasing the next generation to ministry.

This seminar is for leaders with 11-25 year olds or church leaders concerned for these issues.

Session 2 (choose 1 of 3)

Ministry with under 5s

Crèche, Toddlers group, a preschool Sunday school class or Messy church are all important examples of ministry with the youngest children connected to our churches. This seminar will consider some of the teaching options, thinking about how to best reach these children and teach them in an age-appropriate way about God. Come with questions about this ministry and ideas that you have used that you can share.

This seminar is designed for anyone working in their church with pre-school children, or those who want to consider how their congregation can develop this area of ministry.

How to be a "Close to Home" leader

We are all committed to the children, teenagers and young adults with whom we work.  We are dedicated to the organisations where we serve.  We want to see Christ formed in them so they serve His Kingdom.  But what about us?  How can we be the best leader we can be and the best servant of Christ?  And how can we do this in a way that those we lead are not just committed to Jesus in the context of their organisations but as part of their local church and the family of God?

This seminar is for anyone who wants to think about the bigger picture of youth and children’s leadership and see children and young people committed long-term to Christ and God’s family.

Understanding the World of 18-25 year olds

When I was a student Saddam Hussein was in power, Busted were top of the charts and Newcastle United were in the Champions League! So much has changed in our world and that’s only in the last decade! When working with young adults today, it is important to take time to better understand the world and culture they operate in. This seminar will help develop an understanding of the key transition points for 18-25 year olds, and provide helpful examples of how to create a discipleship culture for young adults in our churches.

This seminar is for those working with young adults or who wants to understand them better.

Any enquiries to the Congregational Life and Witness Office: clw@presbyterianireland.org

Or phone:  +44 (0)28 9032 2284

Click on the link below for the programme of each event.

">Who is it for?

Road Trip Events are designed for Sunday school leaders, children's leaders, all youth leaders, elders, ministers or anyone who wants to understand or work with 0-25s in their local congregation.

Where and when?

This year we will be in four venues on the following dates – please circulate these dates to anyone in your congregation who would benefit from attending:

Click on the venue below to find out about the sessions in that location.

  Venue Date Time
2015 Richhill Tuesday, 13th October 7.30pm
  1st Ballymoney Tuesday, 17th November 7.30pm
       
2016 Saintfield Road Tuesday, 16th February 7.30pm
  Adelaide Road, Dublin Saturday, 5th March 10.30am

Times

Each event will start with everyone together promptly, so please try to get to the venue in good time. The programme will run according to this timetable.

7.30pm/10.30am Welcome & Introductions
7.45pm/10.45am Session 1
8.45pm/11.45am Refreshment Break
9.00pm/12.00pm Session 2
10.00pm/1.00pm Close

Session 1 (choose 1 of 3)

Sunday Morning Children's Ministry

Why exactly do we do Sunday morning ministry activities with primary age children and what is our vision for them? This seminar will consider where Sunday children’s ministry originated and how both it and the world of children are different now. There will be discussion on purpose and vision and how to make what we have even better. Ultimately we want to be challenged about how we can help children to understand more fully about what it means to follow Jesus every day.

This seminar is for anyone in a role with children in their church on Sunday mornings.

Understanding the World of 11-18 year olds

Have you ever heard yourself say “it wasn’t like that when I was their age”? Next time remind yourself you never were their age… never experienced being a teenager the way young people do in 2015; never experienced the same pressures and challenges; never had to negotiate the same worldviews and influences.  This seminar seeks to help you understand young people, youth culture and how teenagers experience life, to better equip you to reach and disciple them.

This seminar is for those working with teenagers or anyone who wants to  understand them better.

Equipping & transitioning the next generation into ministry

In a world driven by consumerism and choice, so often our young people can see church as just another mode of entertainment. Something to attend. Something to go to. And yet, we know that the church can be so much more. How do we shape programmes that allow young people to contribute and participate? How do we move our young adults into involvement in ministry and positions of leadership? Together we will aim to discover how we can better follow the movement of Jesus in discipling, training and releasing the next generation to ministry.

This seminar is for leaders with 11-25 year olds or church leaders concerned for these issues.

Session 2 (choose 1 of 3)

Ministry with under 5s

Crèche, Toddlers group, a preschool Sunday school class or Messy church are all important examples of ministry with the youngest children connected to our churches. This seminar will consider some of the teaching options, thinking about how to best reach these children and teach them in an age-appropriate way about God. Come with questions about this ministry and ideas that you have used that you can share.

This seminar is designed for anyone working in their church with pre-school children, or those who want to consider how their congregation can develop this area of ministry.

How to be a "Close to Home" leader

We are all committed to the children, teenagers and young adults with whom we work.  We are dedicated to the organisations where we serve.  We want to see Christ formed in them so they serve His Kingdom.  But what about us?  How can we be the best leader we can be and the best servant of Christ?  And how can we do this in a way that those we lead are not just committed to Jesus in the context of their organisations but as part of their local church and the family of God?

This seminar is for anyone who wants to think about the bigger picture of youth and children’s leadership and see children and young people committed long-term to Christ and God’s family.

Understanding the World of 18-25 year olds

When I was a student Saddam Hussein was in power, Busted were top of the charts and Newcastle United were in the Champions League! So much has changed in our world and that’s only in the last decade! When working with young adults today, it is important to take time to better understand the world and culture they operate in. This seminar will help develop an understanding of the key transition points for 18-25 year olds, and provide helpful examples of how to create a discipleship culture for young adults in our churches.

This seminar is for those working with young adults or who wants to understand them better.

Any enquiries to the Congregational Life and Witness Office: clw@presbyterianireland.org

Or phone:  +44 (0)28 9032 2284

Click on the link below for the programme of each event.

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Who is it for?

Road Trip is designed for Sunday school leaders, children's leaders, all youth leaders, elders, ministers or anyone who wants to understand or work with 0-18s in their local congregation.

Dates for the next events will be posted here and on the events section when comfirmed.