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.
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:
Then choose one of the following for a certificate of completion
Choose a combination of the above that works for you
…maybe some modules,
…maybe a coaching session,
…maybe a manna group,
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: As we continue to follow Government guidelines around groups meeting we will be continuing to host manna online.
How do we most effectively engage and communicate with youth, children and families as youth and children's workers?
Monday 9th November 2020
How can we encourage children's and youth participation? What tools can we use to help us listen better to the views of children and young people?
Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Our two year rolling programme includes the following sessions (use the upcoming events section to see which are running soon.
*modules are only mandatory for those on the set menu path but if these interest you anyway feel free to come along!