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NEWS

Farewell to Rosemary

On Tuesday March 27 it was the turn of staff in Church of Ireland House to say farewell to the Bishop of Connor’s PA Mrs Rosemary Patterson, who retired at the end of the month.

Rosemary […]

Irish Youth Convention 2018 – Sat 17th November

After a really encouraging launch event with over 70 youth leaders, tickets are now on sale at the early bird rate of £12. We’ve been really encouraged by the number of tickets sold so far.
 
At our […]

YOUTH UPDATE

OPEN DAY

Are you thinking of studying in Belfast in 2018-19? The Hub’s student centre offers the chance to live in community, right in the heart of Belfast’s Queen’s Quarter.

Come along on Saturday 24th March to meet […]

YOUTH FORUM FEEDBACK

 

Feedback from CIYD’s recent Youth Forum in January.

All our young participants filled out feedback forms at the end of the forum and their engagement and honesty were quite refreshing and it certainly makes for interesting […]

CIYD YOUTH WORKER RETREAT TO BERLIN – MAY 2018

CIYD’S NEW ‘FREE’ LENT RESOURCE

Contact barbara@ciyd.org or steve@ciyd.org for a free copy!

Day of Prayer for Young People & Youth Ministry – Sunday 11 February 2018

 

The House of Bishops have approved the date 11 February for this day, once again it is the Sunday before Lent. This is the fourth CIYD Day of Prayer for Young People and Youth Ministry […]

Au Revoir Ian

Farewell lunch for one of the nicest guys ever – Ian Roulston.  Ian ex Youth Outreach Worker in Magheralin Parish, Dollingstown, is moving to Canada to be with his beautiful wife Amanda.  We wish Ian and Amanda […]

CONFIRMATION RESOURCE

A reminder to all of our Confirmation Resource ‘I Believe’ that can be used by those involved in preparing young people for Confirmation. The resource is 12 sessions long and is based round the Confirmation […]

(SAMS) FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE – 2ND FEBRUARY 2018 – CRAIGAVON CIVIC CENTRE

FINDING FAITH IN IRELAND

We would like to warmly invite you to Belfast Bible College for the presentation of the recent research Finding Faith in Ireland.

This study, commissioned by Christ In Youth and carried out by Barna Group is one […]

ASCERT Drug and Alcohol Training

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Drug and Alcohol Workforce Development Training
January-June 2018
These free courses are being offered to support the development of workers in the statutory and voluntary sectors who come into contact with alcohol or […]

PARENT / TEEN COMMUNICATION 2 DAY OCNNI LEVEL 2 ACCREDITED TRAINING COURSE

ANTI – SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR PROJECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

The aim of this project is to educate and support young people age 16-24 helping them develop skills and strategies to deal with, manage and change situations they may already find themselves in. The main […]

BUILDING TO GROW – 22ND FEBRUARY 2018 IN CAFE GRACE

Veteran Youth Worker and Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry (Briercrest College, Canada), Ken Moser says, 
 
“As I reflect on youth ministry, I am absolutely convinced that ministry to young people is about grabbing hold of this […]

Exciting job opportunity with Youth Link

 

Youth Support Worker (fixed term appointment until 30 September 2021)

Salary Scale:  £18,070 – £20,138

 Application packs and further information available via:

youthlink.org.uk
info@youthlink.org.uk
Tel: 028 9032 3217

 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications:  Monday 8 January 2018 @ 12 […]

Irish Youth Convention coming in 2018

Coming soon for 2018… following on from Irish Mens Convention & Irish Womens Convention… the Irish Youth Convention!

 

MISSION TRIP TO MALAWI 2018

Building to Grow: Bible-centred Training for Youth Leaders

The statistics are shocking! Depending on which report you might read, anywhere between 61-88% of teens are estimated to have left the church soon after their 18th birthday. Many parents, pastors, and young people themselves […]

BIG HOUSE YOUTH LEADER TRAINING DAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2017

We have an INCREDIBLE line up of speakers and contributors for you!

We’ll be announcing the speakers on social media over the next two weeks, with two speakers revealed this week. When one of the speakers led a Big […]

CONNECT DAY: 15TH NOVEMBER 2017

FAITH ON THE FRONTLINE

‘Family’ with Carole Grattan, in Seagoe Parish Church, 46 Seagoe Road, Portadown BT63 5HS,

9.30AM – 13.00PM

Carole works for Care in Crisis, providing counselling and pastoral support to young people and families. Carole […]

Apprentice Peace Programme 2017/2018

We are recruiting for the Apprentice Peace Programme 2017/2018.  The APP programme will be delivered 1-2 days per week between November-May at Youth Link’s Training and Resource Centre.

This project is to encourage young people aged […]

ENET – AT YOUR SERVICE – NOVEMBER17 EDITION

Newsletter for those involved in Youth Ministry in Southern Ireland. We hope to keep you informed of events and happenings throughout the year.

Please pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested.

Click  to […]

CONNECT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2017/18

New Youth Ministry Development Officer Appointed in Dublin & Glendalough

Dublin & Glendalough Youth Council has announced the appointment of Susie Keegan as the new Dublin & Glendalough Diocesan Youth Ministry Development Officer. She will take up the role in August.Susie comes to the post […]

THE JUSTICE SESSIONS | LAUNCHING AT SM17

The Justice Sessions by IJM is a fun and relevant study guide for youth leaders to introduce young people to God’s call to justice as revealed in the Bible. International Justice Mission are partnering with […]

National Youth Ministry Conference in Birmingham 10-12 November 2017

The National Youth Ministry Weekend is the gathering point for Christians who work with young people. Held over three days in November, it’s a chance for youth leaders, youth workers, church leaders and other practitioners to […]

NICVA Releases Findings from Northern Ireland Faith Survey

NICVA recently completed research on the faith based sector in Northern Ireland, which established the community work conducted by these organisations, outside of regular worship, and identified their training/support needs.

 

Click here to read more…

CONNECT Training For Youth Workers

Volunteer with Belfast Cathedral

Down and Dromore Confirmation Youth Weekend 2017

A record 150 young people and 45 leaders from all over the Diocese of Down and Dromore packed Castlewellan Castle to the rafters for the annual Confirmation Youth Weekend.

The participants, from 19 different parishes, had […]

AURORA CERTIFICATE IN YOUTH MINISTRY

YOU CAN NOW REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR THE FORTHCOMING TRAINING

www.auroratraining.org.uk/eire

AURORA – CERTIFICATE IN YOUTH MINISTRY

Steve is developing a number of training initiatives including a certificate in Youth Ministry accredited by Cliff College in Derbyshire which will begin in September. Details can be found at www.auroratraining.org.uk/eire. The Connect training days […]

Cork Diocesan Youth Council leaders weekend

Youth leaders from across Cork Diocese joined together for a weekend of teaching, relaxing and fellowship in Clonakilty, Co. Cork last weekend, organised by Cork Diocese Youth Council. CIYD staff Simon Henry and Steve Grasham […]

The CMSI Children’s Resource

Order the 2017 Children’s Resource Material Online

Growing in God explores global mission, with a particular focus on the work of the Urban Development Programme (UDP) in All Saints’ Diocese Nairobi, Kenya. Using stories from the […]

Connor Youth Council

Simon Henry (CIYD National Youth Officer) pictured at the first Connor Youth Council meeting of 2017, alongside Christina Bailie (Connor Diocesan Youth Officer) and Rev Philip Benson (Chairman of CYC)

NEW CoI CONFIRMATION RESOURCE – DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR FREE COPY

Don’t forget to call in to CIYD office in Church House Belfast and get your FREE copy of our new Confirmation Resource – one Free copy is available to all Church of Ireland Parishes and […]

CONNECT – SOUTHERN REGION

CONNECT DAYS – DATES FOR 2017

CIYD CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND LUNCH

CIYD would like thank everyone who came along to our Christmas celebrations in Dollingstown Parish Church.  Special thanks to Rev Simon Genoe for leading and hosting, and to everyone who helped make this a very special time.

National Youth Council of Ireland Annual Conference

 

Steve Grasham (Southern Region Youth Ministry Development Officer) and Simon Henry (National Youth Officer) at the National Youth Council of Ireland Annual Conference at Dublin Castle this week

Down & Dromore Launch new Sunday School Curriculum

Our National Youth Officer, Simon Henry, pictured with Julie Currie (Children’s Development Officer for Down & Dromore) at the launch of their Sunday School Curriculum ‘JIGSAW’ at the CIYD Offices in Belfast. Speaking about the new […]

Clogher Diocese Youth gathering “Xplore”

Our National Youth Officer Simon Henry visited Aghavea Parish, Co. Fermanagh at the weekend as they hosted the regular Clogher Diocese Youth gathering “Xplore”. Pictured here with Jonny Phenix, Clogher Diocesan Youth Officer.

Youth Service @ Ballyholme Parish

Our National Youth Officer Simon Henry at Ballyholme Parish’s (Down & Dromore) first youth service as they celebrated the re-opening of their church building following refurbishment. Simon was interviewed about his new role at CIYD […]

Nicva Survey

NICVA is currently delivering infrastructure support to faith based organisations in Northern Ireland.

They are circulating a short survey to faith based organisations in order to understand the needs of these organisations and the work that […]

Appointment of new CIYD Staff

The Church of Ireland Youth Department (CIYD) are delighted to announce the commencement of two new members of Staff, Mr Simon Henry and Mr Steve Grasham.

Simon Henry has been appointed to the newly created role […]

CONNOR DIOCESE – STREETREACH 2017

We are launching our applications for Streetreach 2017. If you think your parish might be interested in hosting the next Streetreach, please look at the attached expression of interest form and speak with your clergy/vestry […]