NEC Children’s Ministries Training Seminar

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Topics ranged from a consideration of ‘Child Safety Policy’, ‘Disability Awareness’, the value of the ‘Sabbath School Curriculum’, the importance of ‘An Inspiring Church Environment’, ‘Messy Church’, and ‘Creative Church’. This seminar tackled the threat of suicide and mental illness on our children, this formed the central focus of this year’s ‘Current Affairs’ workshop.

Pastor Patricia Douglas, NEC Children’s Ministries director concluded the training by sharing the Children’s Ministries Discipleship 85228Programme which includes the ‘Coming of Age Programme’ and ‘Smart Love’. Churches were encouraged to embrace the full programme, to assist in the nurture of children into a loving serving relationship with Jesus.

Pastor Douglas praised God for the blessings of the day, the support of the Stanborough Press, her secretary Sharon Mattis, Communication director Lungani Sibanda and all who have been instrumental in making the day a success.

Delegates provided this feedback:

  • We’re going to implement programmes we have learned here.
  • The training sessions were very well organised, they were also very informative.
  • The Church will use this training as an evangelistic tool to reach children, parents and young people.
  • Share information with church, apply theory to practice.

Delegates were impressed by:

  • The knowledge and practical experience of the seminar presenters.
  • Experience, confident friendly presenters and good resources.
  • The diversity of seminars.
  • The different workshops to equip God’s people for service.
  • The care and attention given by the presenters to encourage and direct the participants.
  • The presentations have been really helpful…
  • I would love my church to be more supportive.
  • I thought it was excellent. If all my church Children’s Ministries team had been here I’m sure they would have enjoyed it.
  • Brilliant training would have loved to attend more workshops.
  • Keep up the good work and continue to help others to be equipped for service. It’s truly been a blessing!!

[Pastor Patricia Douglas]

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