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

Innovate Mission is a course for 15-17 year olds to be equipped and inspired to be missional leaders in their community. Innovate runs between October and April, with a celebration in May. The sessions are a mix of theology, theory and practical skills to put into action at church and in your community.

We are looking for young people who want:

  • to explore ways to participate in God’s mission to the world
  • to develop skills for leadership
  • to discover who God is calling you to be, and what God is calling you to do.

For information about Innovate, click the links in the carousel, or click here.