BOOST is the name for training events run by the SE Partnership. Since 2016, we have facilitated a number of face to face conferences and online events with input from leading children's and youth ministry practitioners and experts to equip workers and volunteers from churches and parachurch organisations on a wide variety of areas of ministry.
On this page you will find entirely free downloadable recordings and resources from those conferences and events. We hope they bless you in your ministry and we look forward to welcoming you to a live BOOST training session soon!
BOOST CONFERENCE 2022
Dr Sarah Holmes (Liverpool Hope University)
Ronni Lamont (Faith in the Nexus)
Dave Boden (Grace Academy)
David Howell (CYWT/Moorlands)
Tim Abbott (Prayer Spaces in Schools)
The BOOST Conference 2022 was held at the Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street and explored the effects of the COVID19 pandemic - the biggest shake up in schools ministry in the UK for a generation.
The day featured 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, Parents/Carers and Church Leaders.
JUST LIKE JESUS
WITH INPUT FROM:
Matt SUMMERFIELD (ZEO CHURCH, LIVE LIFE 123)
DAVID WESTLAKE (INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION)
DAN RANDALL (HOPE TOGETHER)
DAVID ROBERTS (Children Matter)
SHONA HUNTER-SINGH (GOLD HILL BAPTIST CHURCH)
RUTH ROBERTSON (KINGSLEY HALL CHURCH)
As we emerge into the 'new normal', into this world of COVID, climate change and a new focus on struggles for justice, the church needs to radically reimagine what it means for children and young people to be disciples as more and more of them want to be agents of change rather than just learning about changes that happened thousands of years ago.
Join us as we explore how engaging children and young people in being Just, Like Jesus can make them Just Like Jesus.
A full resource set accompanying this session can be downloaded here
WITH INPUT FROM:
Jonathan mann (Children's society)
STEPHEN TIMMS (MP (EAST HAM) LABOUR PARTY FAITH ENVOY)
cristina odone (Centre for Social justice)
colin bennett (former vice principAL, moorlands college)
joanna gordon (Daniel's den)
robert stevenette (tlg)
joel harris (kiNtsugi hope)
Even before the COVID19 crisis, the Children's Society's annual "Good Childhood" report was charting a continued decrease in happiness among 10-15 year olds in the UK. In 2020, 15 year olds in the UK were among the saddest and least satisfied with their lives in Europe.
That cannot be what the Lord wants for our children and we will be exploring together how we as workers, parents, volunteers and church leaders can respond in 2021 and, in Jesus' name, make it the year that the tide begins to turn.
LIKE NO OTHER
with INPUT FROM A WIDE VARIETY OF CHILDREN's, YOUTH AND FAMILIES' MINISTRY PRACTITIONERS AND AGENCIES
By mid November we hope to have a fair idea of what the COVID19 restrictions around Christmas celebrations will be, so join us to share in a wide variety of presentations, discussion and debate around just how we celebrate the birth of Light in a season that this year feels full of darkness.
With input from major mission agencies and workers on the ground with great ideas, come and find inspiration on how we can reimagine Christingle, rework the Nativity and engage with children, young people and families in a brand new way this Christmas.
with DAN RANDALL
COVID19 accelerated the shift of children's and young people's worlds from face to face to online. With everything from PE lessons to GP appointments now available on screen, to be absent from the internet is to be out of sight and out of mind.
Dan Randall shared his insights on how we safely and effectively engage in the online space, exploring how to effectively share the Gospel online and equip our children and young people to do the same. All full resource pack accompanying his session can be downloaded for free by clicking here.
THE NEW NORMAL
with Dr KATE MIDDLETON
(MIND AND SOUL)
Every family in the UK has experienced trauma in the last few months. From the disruption of routine to the loss of friends and family members, COVID19 has impacted on every aspect of children's and young people's lives.
Dr Kate Middleton shared on how we can promote wellbeing through our ministry in the 'new normal' as well as caring for ourselves as we seek to bless others and you can watch part of her talk here. All full resource pack accompanying her session can be downloaded for free by clicking here.
Faith at Home
with rachel turner
(parenting for faith)
Raising children in the faith has always primarily been the responsibility of parents and carers, but this fact has been brought into sharper focus than ever through the COVID19 outbreak.
Rachel Turner shared on how we can seize this moment to root faith in the home and equip parents and carers to make children and young people to be today's passionate disciples. You can watch part of Rachel's talk here and you can download a full resource pack bursting with ideas around bringing faith into the home from here..
IDENTITY & BELONGONG
BOOST CONFERENCE 2018
On 6th March 2018 well over a hundred children's and youthworkers, church leaders and volunteers met at the Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street to explore how we can welcome and include young people who are questioning their identity into our ministries.
After a helpful and challenging day exploring some of the toughest issues facing the church in the twenty first century, our contributors put together this resource guide to help individual ministries continue the conversation.
MENTAL HEALTH & EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
BOOST CONFERENCE 2016
The BOOST Conference 2016 was held at the Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street on 11th October 2016 exploring the themes of spiritual health and emotional wellbeing in children, young people and leaders, featuring keynote speeches and talks from leading practitioners from across the UK. Over 160 people from all over the country attended and receiving input that was described as challenging, innovative and inspiring. We are pleased to make audio recordings of the day available here.
Dr Kate Middleton (Mind & Soul / Hitchin Christian Centre):
Revd Dr Sally Nash & Revd Paul Nash (Midlands CYM / Birmingham Children's Hospital)
Dr Sam Richards (Oxford CYM)
Ian McDonald (Diocese of Oxford)
Ian Henderson (Visible)
Sarah Long (Diocese of Winchester)