Welcome to manna. The new bite-size Youth and Children's ministry training programme from The Dicoese of Chelmsford and The Salvation Army Essex and Herts Division. manna is open to anyone involved (or wishing to become involved) in youth and children's ministry regardless of denomination.
manna is designed to feed you in your ministry with children and young people in a way that gives you the sustenance you need.
On this website you'll find an overview of our upcoming training dates alongside our menu.
We have designed this programme as a menu because there are different ways to engage with this programme depending on how hungry you are.This ranges from individual one-off sessions (nibbles) to taking a particular pathway (set menu) or committing to an ongoing, long term journey that fits your needs (buffet option).
We hope and pray that this new modular approach to training will support you in your ministry amongst children and young people.
To find out more about how manna works scroll down, to book into a training session click here or to contact us click here
We have designed this programme as a menu because there are different ways to engage with this programme depending on how hungry you are.
This ranges from individual one-off sessions (nibbles) to taking a particular pathway (set menu) or committing to an ongoing, long term journey that fits your needs (buffet option).
An option for those just looking for a snack!
Have a look through our upcoming events and book onto the sessions you fancy.
To complete the set menu option you must:
Each manna evening will have a particular topic but will largely follow the same structure
18:30 - Food Optional
19:00 - Main content
21:00 - discussion/Q&A Optional
Our events links contain more information on the evening.
Please Note: Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and government guidelines the April, May & June sessions will take place online using Zoom.
Due to the current situation there has been increased interest in detached youth work across the country as youth work team looks to adapt to engage young people. Join us to find out more about detached youth work and how you can start something.
Tuesday 7th July 2020 - Online with ZoomBook In
An exploration of the missiology of youth and children's workers.
Wednesday 9th September 2020 at The Diocese of Chelmsford OfficesBook In
An exploration of prayer spaces in schools and their impact for youth and children's workers.
Tuesday 6th October at The Salvation Army, ChelmsfordBook In
How do we most effectively engage and communicate with youth, children and families as youth and children's workers?
Monday 9th November 2020 at The Diocese of Chelmsford OfficesBook In
Our two year rolling programme includes the following sessions (use the upcoming events section to see which are running soon.