Six experts recently spoke on an array of important and thought provoking topics to ensure that those connected to youth work within the diocese are equipped with the most recent developments in the world of youth work.
In a fast changing landscape, in which regular headlines can be seen to give conflicting advice on dealing with young people, Cracking Youthwork offered an audience of over 450 advice on some of the key discussion points in youth work – ensuring a wide ranging grounding in the world of youth work.
With just under 60 people attending the event at St John’s, Stoke-next-Guildford, a further 400 tuned into a live video feed of the talks, hosted on Facebook Live.
Topics covered included ‘Young People and Mental Health’, ‘Youthwork in Secondary Schools’ and ‘Where’s God? Ten Great Questions to get Young People Thinking’ as speakers illuminated important areas of youth work. Following a ten minute presentation each speaker then took questions from the audience to provide insight into particular areas of concern and interest.
David Welch, Diocesan Youth Adviser, who organised the event said:
“It was fantastic to have so many people attend and for our speakers’ talks reach such a wide audience.
“Youth work is an essential part of church life and making sure that we’re aware of, and prepared for, the ever evolving world young people inhabit is so important. I’m so encouraged by the feedback I’ve got from those who have seen the talks”.
Find out more about getting involved in youth work and view the talks on Youtube.