Putting children, young people and families at the centre of a more Christ-like Church

It is time for the Church to re-engage with children, young people and families. There has been a growing gulf between our work and the reality of life for young people and in the culture at large. A new report, Disciples Together, explores how we can embrace change for the benefit of God’s work in the world and outlines steps for our future ministry. Watch Bishop Steven introduce the report in the short film below and scroll down the page to download the report, find resources you can use and book on to a webinar.

Downloads and resources

  1. Download the Disciples Together report (PDF)
  2. Share this report with your network and on social media
  3. Download the PCC discussion guide (PDF)
  4. Find out how Disciples Together is part of our common vision

“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.”

“Go and make disciples”

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms”

“He said, ‘Bring them to me.’ Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves in pieces and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.”

Webinars

Registration links for the webinars are shown in red. If you require help to register or would like further information about the webinars, please contact bev.higgs@oxford.anglican.org

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Webinar 1: Children, Young People and Families Ministry in the Diocese of Oxford – Introducing Disciples Together

Webinar 2: Running an online holiday club

Webinar 3: Taking Youth Ministry Online

Webinar 4:  The future of Children and Youth Ministry

Future webinar sessions

Further webinars are planned for August through the Autumn, look out for further details on this page and in eNews. 

  • What does Children, Young People and Families Ministry look like as lockdown eases?
  • Intergenerational Ministry: what this is (and isn’t), and why it matters.
  • Intergenerational Ministry: How is faith formation/discipleship nurtured in intergenerational communities?
  • Intergenerational Ministry: What does mission and ministry look like in intergenerational communities?
  • Intergenerational Ministry: Beyond the ‘all age service’ – worshipping as an intergenerational community.
  • How could the Children and Youth Friendly Award process help you?
  • Trauma and Bereavement – things to be aware of in CYF Ministries post-Covid.
  • The Contemplative toolkit and how it can help you.
  • Genuine participation: Children and Young People as co-creators, co-journeyers and co-learners.
  • Thinking about age transitions, a practical guide.