These are some of the events and activities happening for youth in the region. Feel free to email me if you know of other things going on
Regular Youth Services/Events
The Pulse – termly youth event – more details
Refresh – All Saints Preston-on-Tees – monthly youth service – more details
Engage – St John’s Church Hebburn – 6 weekly youth service – more details
6:47 – St Ninian’s Church Gateshead – weekly youth meeting – more details
The Worship Journey – monthly at Bethany Church, Houghton-le-Spring – more details
I:GNITE – series of youth events in Sunderland with top Christian bands, artists & DJs – more details
ASK 7:7 – North East Youth for Christ’s new regional youth event – more details
Other youth events/holidays/residentials etc.
Quest – March (Fri 6th – Sun 8th) Darlington Area Churches Youth Ministry will be holding their QUEST weekend at Marrick Priory. Quest is for children and young people in school years 4, 5, 6 & 7 (2019/20) and the activities (Climbing Wall, Abseiling, High & Low Rope Courses and Zip Wire are complimented with times of reflection in the chapel at Marrick Priory.
They still have spaces available. Children and Young People are welcome to attend from across the Diocese! They also have space for leaders if they would like to accompany their young people. It is an ideal activity for churches with small numbers of children/young people who might not be able to facilitate a weekend away themselves.
Contact Martin Stand, Project Director, Darlington Area Churches Youth Ministry at [email protected] or 07717 336613 for more details.
Organising a residential holiday and local venues
Organising a residential (CPAS) – download
Seahouses Hostel (Northumberland) – more details
Marrick Priory (North Yorkshire) – more details
Training and Opportunities
Bishop’s Certificate in Youth Ministry – 6 week free introductory course for volunteers and others involved in youth ministry.
The next course starts on Friday 31st January from 9.30-11.30am at Cuthbert House.
The course is free and includes safeguarding accreditation for working with young people in Durham Diocese. Full details here
Over 50 people have completed the course in the last 2 years from across the diocese.
Please contact me if you want me to run a course in your parish/deanery (min 6 participants).
Growing Young Leaders – for young people in school years 10-13. After a really successful first cohort, the 2019-2020 course started in September 2019. We hope to run the course again in 2020-21 Further details
The Key – Framework to help young people to explore their own ideas and passions. Enables groups to bid for up to £250/£500/£1k/£2k funding (upfront cost of £200) – more details