Children and Youth Ministry Training

Children's Ministry Certificate logo The Children's Ministry Certificate

The Children’s Ministry Certificate (CMC) is a year-long course for church-based children’s volunteers to develop their practice, through relationship, training sessions and practical challenges. 

Come on the ‘Growing Faith Adventure’ to learn further how to connect with children and families in church flowing into our schools, households and wider community so that they can thrive in faith. 

If you lead, volunteer or help in children’s groups in your church, or at the church toddler group, or at Messy Church, or Sunday School, volunteer in your local Primary School or just have a desire to connect the good news message with children as we emerge out of lockdown, this course is for you.

The course runs every second Tuesday evening of the month, commencing in September 2021, based in Kettering at Christ the King, facilitated by Charlotte Nobbs of the Peterborough Diocese Gen2 team, along with a team of children’s volunteers and workers from across the diocese. You will:

  • Share learning in a small, encouraging community, once a month.

  • Given opportunities to visit some good children’s practice venues.

  • Meet some wonderful practitioners who will tell their stories.

  • Be resourced, invested in and be given opportunity to try out new ways of connecting with children and their families.

Download an outline of a typical session here.

Watch this video by Charlotte Nobbs which explains more about the Children's Ministry Certificate.

For more information about the Children's Ministry Certificate contact Charlotte Nobbs.

After School Happiness Club Training

Would you like to bless your school by supporting them in developing the wellbeing of children in your community?

After a successful pilot to run After School Happiness Clubs last year, the Peterborough Diocese Gen2 Children and Youth team, in partnership with Action for Happiness, are pleased to be offering FREE training that will prepare you to run your club in school in readiness for the Autumn term in your local school.

As some of last year’s trainees said:

“The materials and resources provided were excellent and the Padlet [a shared online resources board] with additional resources meant that there is plenty of stuff to run the group without having to search for things which is fantastic, especially for those who are not children's workers, it allows everyone to share resources.”

“The children have engaged amazingly with the activities and mindful activities. One of the girls in particular has said she has used a couple of the mindful activities to help her when she became anxious on the school residential. Another child was so excited by the curious conversation task; she took the cards to help her make friends at senior school in September.”

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Youth Ministry Training logoYouth Ministry Training

We're excited to announce that booking is now open for the new series of Youth Ministry Training which starts in September. 

Gen2 (Peterborough Diocese) and Souster Youth are ready welcome you back to Souster Youth’s hub for dinner, fellowship and a deep dive into 10 ancient habits that we can put into practice, to help us with our youth ministry. 

Click here to see the new brochure with all the dates and subjects we will be exploring!



  • Second Monday of each month in Thrapston.

  • 6:30-9:00pm (including a home cooked meal).

  • A copy of ‘Beautiful Disciplines’ by Martin Saunders.

  • Monthly Youth Session plans to lead your group through the material.

Email Chad Chadwick for more information or click here to book a place.

You can borrow resources to support you in your training. For more information visit the Children and Youth Library page.