Supporting children & young people

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Resources for our valuable ministries for the younger members of our communities

‘Growth is found where there is a high ratio of children to adults.
Churches which offer programmes for children and teenagers are more likely to grow.’ - Anecdote to Evidence Report 2014

The Diocese of Liverpool strongly believes in the importance of young people in church, and recognises the significance of welcome, nurture and discipleship in helping children and young people develop a positive experience of church. 

We are passionate about offering opportunities for young people to experience God’s love, encounter Jesus and be transformed ever more into his likeness, and we acknowledge the importance of family and the church community within the journey of faith.

As a Diocese we offer support and encouragement to those working with children, young people and families and also those wanting to start new ministries and missional opportunities. In particular, the Child Friendly Church Award scheme and the series of Open The Box events have provided workshops for both church and individuals with a heart for children and youth ministry.

Topics explored so far include:
  • All-age worship
  • Admission of children to Communion prior to Confirmation.
  • Godly Play storytelling
  • CFCA (Child Friendly Church Award)
  • Tips and resources for working with under 5s
  • Training children’s leaders.
  • Using the Bible with children
  • Children’s spirituality
For details of future events and topics – please see our events page.

If you would like further information, or are a children’s or youth worker (voluntary or paid), please contact: 
Children and Families Missioner - Sue Mitchell
tel: 0151 705 2167 - email: