Youth Leader Training Course 2024



5th-7th JULY 2024

Have you always liked being around the energy of youth, and want to make a difference in their lives? The GA and Unitarian College are pleased to be offering a new opportunity for those who want to develop their skills in youth and family events and residentials.

Our first Youth Leader Training Course, centred around a weekend at the Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire on Friday, 5th to Sunday, 7th July, is open to all – whether you have led youth events before, or if this is something you’d like to move into. Beyond the training weekend, this will be a chance to build connections with your peers across the
Unitarian community, so that we can support a new cohort of leaders who can develop opportunities for young people and families to deepen their Unitarian connection.

The costs of training are covered by the GA, and we are asking participants for a contribution of £210 which will cover their meals and accommodation at the Nightingale Centre. We hope that Districts and
Congregations will offer to support leaders in their area to take part in this training, so that we can have a good range of participants from across the country. Bursaries from the GA are also available where local
funding cannot be provided.

To book your place, find out more or get help with funding, please email:

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"Unitarian College has opened up a path to Ministry that was previously unavailable for me."
Ministry student

"I feel incredibly supported and valued by Unitarian College."
Ministry student

"The courses are student-centred, thorough and intellectually and spiritually nourishing."
Ministry student

Photo of student Arek Malecki with Rev Jo James minister of Mill Hill Chapel in Leeds"The formation of the Unitarian College has opened up the possibility of ministry training to people like me, who otherwise would not have been able to study due to the confines of the modern life. As a modern institution UC is very much in touch with the reality. The training programme is tailor-made to fit each student’s individual circumstances. The content of the course is incredibly rich, covering a vast spectrum of topics, using various methods of teaching and student engagement. The ministry training programme perfectly balances being “down to earth” on one hand, and “looking up to the heavens” on the other, placing emphasis on the practical application of the acquired skills, knowledge and insights in the 21st century British Unitarian congregations. The staff went above and beyond to ensure that we still get the same rich learning experience under the restrictions posed by Covid.

But UC is much more than just an educational establishment. It’s a support network for those embarking on a journey of professional ministry. It’s a space where we, students, learn just as much from each other as we do from our tutors. It’s a space where new friendships are made and future professional relationships are formed."

Arek Malecki - Ministry student

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