Saturday Training Days

Saturday Training Days.

Launched in Autumn 2015 our Saturday Training Days have been an excellent way to gather small group leaders, trustees & part-time staff or volunteers from across churches in ChristCentral. These training days take place 3 times per year, provide practical training on a relevant subject, and each subject is usually run in two locations – Bolton and Darlington – on different dates. These days are aimed at various teams within the churches we serve and are based on a variety of subjects for instance: Administration, Children & Youth Work, Pastoral Care, Safeguarding, Student Work, Trusteeship, and Worship & Musicianship.

Further details on how to book in to each training day will be provided as soon as they are available.

If you would like to find out more please contact: [email protected].

Upcoming Subjects.

Coping With Caring - Avoiding Burnout

Saturday Training Day with Ginny Burgin
23rd June 2018 - 'Coping with Caring (Avoiding Burnout)'
An interactive training day, for all those working in a caring environment (not just church leaders). The day will include times of didactic training as well as group work.

During the day we will look at:

  • How we understand our roles and responsibilities in life and the stresses which can arise in carrying those roles and responsibilities.
  • How to prioritise the different roles we have to lessen stress.
  • Recognising the way Christian values clash with the values of a secular workplace
  • How we look after ourselves
  • Considering the interactions we have with those we are caring for
  • How we can learn not to be led by the needs of others - thereby avoiding emotional burnout
  • Group work involving working through scenarios to help us show compassion without becoming burnt out

Visit our events page to find out more about other upcoming events: click here

Past Subjects.

Spiritual Warfare Teaching & Ministry Day

A day of teaching around the area of Spiritual Warfare with Joseph Mwila, Ginny Burgin and Rob & Helen Coleman.

What is the nature of the spiritual battle which we all face? What does it look like in everyday life, and what weapons has God given us to fight and win those battles?

What strongholds might we in the UK particularly need to recognise and deal with? How can we partner with the Holy Spirit to set people free, and then strengthen them to continue to walk in that freedom? These an other questions were address at this training day.

We'll be running a LifeZone at this year's Devoted, which will focus on this subject. For more details visit the Devoted website:

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care in the Local Church - led by Martin Charlesworth & Helen Hotchkiss. This training looks at the foundations, principles, lessons and challenges of pastoral care.

It's aimed at all those in some form of pastoral ministry in the church; whether, small group leaders, pastoral team members or others with part-time roles.

Futher dates for this training will be published in due course

Safeguarding Day

This day looks at the impact of new legislation in relation to vulnerable adults and children, the need for updated policies, practices and procedures, what the pastoral issues are and how leaders can protect themselves and those they care for.

The training is aimed specifically at church leaders, social action ministry leaders, children’s leaders, safeguarding co-ordinators and trustees.

Futher dates for this training will be published in due course

Trustees Day

Trustees carry the legal responsibility for charitable governance in our churches and so it is important that they and Elders understand clearly what their role is. It is also vitally important that we provide appropriate training to all those who are picking up this essential serving role in our churches.

We know that there is a need for this type of training as we are often asked for advice on finance and governance issues. This day is a useful resource to all Trustees, whether new to the role or experienced "old hands"!

Students - Reaching them and building them into the church

This training day was led by a variety of speakers including Chris Frost and a team from Gateway Church Leeds. The day is aimed at Student Workers or those who look after students as part of their leadership role.

It looked at why we should prioritise student ministry and some top tips for making this ministry effective. Also at what makes modern students tick.

The afternoon sesssions included two seminar sessions presented by a variety of different speakers who work with students in various different capacities. They looked at subjects such as: Reaching International Students, The Role of CUs, Student Workers, Alpha For Students

Designed to be accessible for a variety of people including small group leaders, trustees & part-time staff or volunteers

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