Children, Young People & Vocation

Vocation - who God is calling us to become, and what God is calling us to do - is for everyone, not just adults. Below are some practical advice for helping 11-18s develop their vocation, a resource, and a course.

Young Vocations in REACH - Our Direction of Travel for Children's, Youth & Families Ministry in the Diocese of Lichfield

The Reaching New Generations Team have launched REACH, our new direction of travel for ministry with children, young people and families. In it they have written a section on developing vocations with 11-18s. To visit this section, click here.

Participate! - for ages 9-13

"Participate! is an exciting seven-week programme designed to enable 9-14s to gain the understanding and skills needed to live out their Christian lives within the local church and wider community.

The material takes the approach that young people often find it difficult to establish their identity and role within the local church in the transition between being part of the children's group and settling in to a youth group. The resource provides practical guidance to help the whole church community think about their shared responsibility towards children aged 9-14 and to be involved in helping young people find their place in the church and community."

For more details and to purchase Participate! for your 9-14s, visit the BRF Website here.

Innovate Mission

Jesus Christ asks us to love our neighbour (Luke 10:25-27), and to call others to become disciples (Matt 28:16-end). Young people need ways to fulfil these callings on their lives just as much as adults. We have developed Innovate Mission to help your 14-18s and their leaders to do this together.

Innovate Mission is aimed at 14-18s with the potential to be leaders in their local church and community, who will be accompanied by their youth leaders at each gathering. Below you'll find details about:

  • Who should come
  • What they'll learn
  • Dates
  • Booking tickets
  • Downloads for your young people and parents, youth leaders and the wider church