This is designed for those who lead / help on a children’s course.

 Aurora Children is a children’s ministry training course designed for those involved in Christian children’s work and is made up of 3 modules:

  •  Children’s Ministry and the Children’s Leader
  •  Understanding Children and Children’s Ministry Practice
  •  Managing the Ministry

It is ideal for anyone who can commit to a number of training sessions over 8 months and who wants to develop their practice, gain new skills and grow in confidence.

Running from September to May each year, the course is facilitated by Valley CIDS and the Derby Diocese. The teaching schedule includes three Saturdays (two of which take place at Cliff College) and a monthly Tuesday evening at Holmebrook Family Centre in Chesterfield.

Students complete a portfolio of learning for the Bishop’s Certificate in Children’s Ministry, and may work towards the Cliff College Certificate in Children’s Ministry by completing a number of written assignments.

Cost: £200 per student.
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