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25th Big Day Out London

Zeal without Burnout: Sustainable, joyful, long term children’s ministry

Timetable for the day:

9am Arrive and Coffee

9.15 Welcome. Ed Drew, Director of Faith in Kids

Short Bible thought to introduce the day
+ a chance to introduce ourselves and our ministries (Church, own ministry, current delights and disappointments). Pray for one another and the day.

10 Training the trainers: Leading, coaching, and encouraging our leaders (led by Ed Drew)
Leading our leadership team of volunteers can feel like riding a wild horse! We’re not sure what will happen next, we’re reacting to each new moment’s surprise and we’re nervous we’re going to get thrown off soon.
Instead, wouldn’t we prefer to have a settled team where each member is growing in their joy of service , in their Bible handling skills and in their love for Christ? How can we take a step closer to that dream?

11 Grab a coffee

11.15 Book Review: “Zeal without burnout” by Christopher Ash
Please do read this short book before we meet, for the fullest possible discussion. Is there one particular highlight, question or disagreement you have?

12.45 Lunch at Pizza Express

2.00 Key-Note Speaker: Being in Children’s Ministry for the long haul
What decisions would we make today, if we intend to remain in ministry for at least the next 5 years?
What strategic plans will we make for our ministries?
What would we change in our personal habits to ensure that our sacrificial service is sustainable?
Led by Mel Lacy
Dean of Women & Programme Director, Youth and Children’s Ministry at Oak Hill Theological College
Previously, Mel served as a deacon in the Church of Ireland and more recently as a youth minister in Cheshire.
Mel also leads the children’s and youth ministry at the Keswick and Word Alive Bible Conferences.

3.45 Wrap up and Finish. DONM Tuesday 27th February 2018

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Big Day Out Exeter

The first South-West Big Day Out

Timetable for the day:

9.30 am Arrive and Coffee

9.45 Welcome. Ed Drew, Director of Faith in Kids Short Bible thought to introduce the day (led by Ed Surrey, Minister for young people, St Leonard’s Exeter) + a chance to introduce ourselves and our ministries (Church, own ministry, current delights and disappointments). Pray for one another and the day.

10.30 Excellent small groups (led by Ed Drew)
If you’re teaching the Bible in an After School Club, an evening club or in a Church Sunday School; then small groups towards the end of the session allow children to move from passive listeners to active learners; praying and knowing how to live out the Bible’s teaching. We’ll look at leading better small groups.

11.30 Grab a Coffee

12.00 Book Review: “Zeal without burnout” by Christopher Ash (led by Ed Drew) Please do read this short book before we meet, for the fullest possible discussion. Is there one particular highlight, question or disagreement you have?

12.45 Lunch at Pizza on the Waterfront.

2.00 Training the trainers: Improving the small groups across our Sunday Schools (led by Ed Drew)
Using some case studies, we will get to grips with preparing questions for our own small groups.
We will then think together about how we might be able to takes this training and these skills back to our Churches, to help our teams.

3.00 What next for the South West Big Day Out? Has today been helpful? If we repeat this, what should we put on the agenda? Are there others to invite?

3.30 Wrap up and Finish

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Pre-schooler ministry

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Pre-schooler Ministry

To train and encourage those who want to lead ministry (Evangelism and Discipleship) to families with Pre-School children from the local Church

As always at Massive, we will have a broad range of workshops that allow you to practise keys skills:

  • Evangelistic decision making: what type of pre-schooler groups to run
  • Pre-schoolers in Sunday School: How to teach the Bible to under 5s
  • The role of Men: how are men different and how to reach dads
  • Supporting Families: pre and post natal, marriage, daytime bible groups, parenting pre-schoolers
  • Setting up a “Junior Jivers” group: vision, purpose and recruit strategy
  • Running a “Junior Jivers” group: practicalities

Please join us, with more than a 100 others, to learn how to teach the Bible carefully, engagingly and with enormous fun.

More details soon