Tuesday, 20 March 2018


‘Aurora Children’ is a children's ministry training course designed for those involved in Christian children's work and is made up of three modules:

 • Children's Ministry and the Children's Leader;
• Understanding Children and Children's Ministry Practice;
• Managing the Ministry.

It is ideal for anyone who can commit to a number of training sessions over 8 months and who wants to develop their practice, gain new skills and grow in confidence.

Running from September to May each year, the Derbyshire Course is facilitated by Valley CIDS. The teaching schedule includes three Saturdays (two of which take place at Cliff College) and a monthly Tuesday evening at Holmebrook Family Centre in Chesterfield. Next Course starts 18th September 2018

Students complete a portfolio of learning to gain the Aurora Certificate in Children's Ministry, and may also work towards the Cliff College Certificate or a Diploma in Children's Ministry by completing a number of written assignments.

Some of the subjects covered will include:
 Children today and their context. Children’s spirituality and formation.
 Gifts and Skills of a Children’s Leader.
 Child Development, Faith development, Learning styles
 Practical approaches to Children’s ministry
 Collective Worship/assemblies, All age worship, Messy Church
 Program planning, Resources, aims, objectives and involving children,
 Making teams work, Recruitment, supervision and training
 Schools Work: Making connections, building relationships,
 Safeguarding and other policies

Cost: £250 per student. For more details, visit www.valleycids.co.uk or www.auroratraining.org.uk/derby
To book a place or register an interest, e-mail auroravalleycids.co.uk