Saturday 12th March 2022
Emmanuel Centre, Westminster
2020 and 2021 have seen the biggest shake up in schools ministry in the UK for a generation. Schools that previously had church visitors in every week had to close their doors to anyone not on staff, we learned how to do (and how not to do!) assemblies on Zoom and the needs of the children, young people and teachers we work with - and the whole education system itself - shifted dramatically.
Now as we can start to go back 'live' into schools, come and be equipped to re-engage (or engage for the first time), catching the vision for this new season of ministry with all of the challenges and opportunities that it presents.
BOOST 2022 will feature an exciting programme of content led by subject matter experts and specialists for everyone called to live for Christ in school, including:
Children's, Youth, Families' and Schools Workers & Volunteers
Exploring a New Normal for Schools' Ministry
We are delighted to be welcoming Dr. Sarah Holmes (Liverpool Hope University) as a keynote speaker and will be updating this page regularly as more of our speakers confirm their involvement.
The day will involve a variety of talks, seminars, activity sessions and a marketplace where you can interact directly with leading practitioners and experts in schools ministry.
Lunch and refreshments are included in your ticket price.
The children's strand is suitable for children in school year 1-5. The young people's strand is aimed at those in school years 6-11 (split into age appropriate groups). Family groups are welcome and children's/youth leaders are equally welcome to bring their group along for the day.
A hosted creche will be available for 3-5 year olds during keynote sessions and seminars. Parents/carers will need to collect and supervise their children outside of these times.
Conference Schedule (Subject to Confirmation)
10am: Doors Open; Coffee & Marketplace Opens
10:30: Welcome, Prayer & Worship
11:15: Keynote Address from Dr. Sarah Holmes // Children's First Session // Young People's First Session
12:20: Seminars // Children's Second Session // Young People's Second Session
1:10: Lunchbreak & Marketplace
2pm: Seminars // Children's Third Session // Young People's Third Session
3: Keynote Address (Speaker TBC) // Children & Young People Visit to Marketplace
3:30: All Age Small Groups to Share, Discuss & Encourage
3:45: All Age Expert Panel Q&A
4:10: Closing Prayer & Worship
4:15: Conference Ends
Before 30th August 2021: Super Earlybird
Under 18's: £8
Before 30th December 2021: Earlybird
Under 18's: £12
Before 28th February 2022: Standard
Under 18's: £15
We do not want cost to be a barrier to anyone participating, so if you or any of the families/children/young people you would like to attend are experiencing financial hardship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to accomodate your needs.
Please note if the conference is unable to go ahead due to further issues relating to COVID19, delegates will be offered the chance to join an online version of the event, defer their ticket to a new date or receive a full refund.
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BROUGHT TO YOU BY...
The South East Partnership Group
A collaboration of missional agencies, colleges and churches ministering to children and young people in the South East; bringing change by working together. The BOOST Conferences and Events to date have been facilitated by Moorlands College, the Red Balloon Foundation, Urban Saints, Scripture Union, the South East Baptist Association and the Diocese of Rochester.