We're pleased to now offer Kids 'n' Things Academy, online!

OM’s Kids ‘n’ Things ministry was established over 20 years ago, with the aim of presenting the Christian message to primary school age children in the UK. This has been done through two main types of outreach, using creative skills such as puppetry, drama, music, conjuring and storytelling. At Christmas and Easter, the team presents professional-quality theatre-style performances in primary schools, with the aim of clearly presenting the Christian meaning behind these important festivals. At other times of year, during school holidays, the team runs one-week children’s holiday clubs in partnership with churches across the UK. Kids ‘n’ Things programmes are seen by thousands of children each year, the majority of whom have no regular church involvement. The purpose of the Kids ‘n’ Things Academy is to equip individuals and churches with the knowledge and skills required to share the gospel with children.

Dates Wednesday, 15th September - Wednesday, 24th November 2021
Apply by 25th August 2021
Cost £25
Ages 18+
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

Ministry Details

During the course you will:

  • Develop your understanding of the heart God has for children.
  • Gain understanding of how children learn, to increase the impact of your teaching.
  • Develop skills, ideas and resources that can be used to create vibrant children’s ministry programmes.

Participants will join a small group in a virtual classroom for 2 sessions each Wednesday from 11:00-12:00 and then 14:00-15:00 (UK Time). The course will be delivered over a period of 10 weeks. There will be no session 27th October. In addition to two online sessions per week, participants will complete assignments designed to further their understanding and to create plans and resources ready to be used in a variety of children’s ministry settings.

Participant Profile

The Academy is designed for people who want to be trained and equipped as children’s workers. For example:

  • You would like to create your own material and programmes for children, but don’t know how to start.
  • You have plenty of enthusiasm but would like more structured training to build on what you already know.
  • You may have some experience of working with children in a ministry context. This would be useful but not essential.

You must have:

  • An ability to relate to children and a desire to help them discover God.
  • A willingness to grow and develop in your life, faith and teamwork skills.
  • Good spoken English.

To participate in the Kids ‘n’ Things Academy, you will need to be available for two interactive online sessions each Wednesday for the duration of the course.

Notes

Applicants must be 18 or over. Please enquire if you can't make both sessions on a Wednesday and we will see if we can still accommodate you. Any health concerns will be discussed prior to acceptance.

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