On 2nd to 4th October 7 youth leaders from East Midlands and Yorkshire Synod gathered at the Wilson Carlisle Centre in Sheffield for a Youth and Children’s leaders weekend. This was led by East Midlands CYDO, Jane Henderson, and assisted by Captain Sean Andrews as Chaplain.
The theme for the weekend was Treasures and the group looked at the themes in the Pilots Worship Pack Cherish, Care, Christ and Call.
The group looked at how to care and cherish the children and young people they work with, how we can as youth leaders help them in their faith journey and discern their own calling in the future.
Apart from the sessions the group spent time socialising and networking, sharing thoughts and ideas as well as Worship led by Sean.
Comments from the leaders
‘Sharing times were the best for me, study and exploring our faith and how we support our children and young people’
‘loved the weekend, spending time with like-minded Christians, learning together’
‘very nice to have a small group to get to know people better / more in-depth, enjoy social time and be spiritually fed and challenged.’
Links have been made between the different churches that attended and future activities are planned.
Including a weekend again next year.
DATE CONFIRMED AS 30th September to 2nd October 2016
We know that you give a lot of your time to working with our children and young people, and often there is not time for you to spend for your own spiritual development. We want this weekend to be one where you can resource and refresh yourself.
There is no cost to yourselves, although if you can a donation towards the cost of the weekend would be appreciated.
The event is being held at the Wilson Carlile Centre, Sheffield, S3 7RZ. The rooms are all en suite and food will be provided from Friday Evening to Sunday Lunchtime.
Please consider coming, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Jane Henderson
We only have limited spaces, so please book as soon as possible, by contacting Hannah Bones
We look forward to hearing from you