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NEWS

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 […]