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Growing Younger Disciples

As a diocese we want to see young people come to know Jesus and learn how to live with Him as a disciple. As the world is constantly changing, we need to be creative about how we reach out to young people with the good news of Jesus.
In the coming years we will be encouraging churches to have a focus on children, youth, young adults, families and schools, and will be engaging with churches to inspire, support, equip, engage and multiply.
We’re excited about all that the next few years will bring in this area!

ReBuild Learning Communities 

In early 2021 the diocese launched a partnership with charity, ReBuild, as we seek to see the work with youth and children being re-visioned, re-energised and re-inspired leading to more children and young people coming to know Jesus and build relationship with Him.

The year-long course consists of three weekends of gathered teaching and community and then monthly huddles for accountability and resourcing. Our 2021 cohort includes 39 churches and parishes, with about 180 people participating.

Students & Young Adults

The Apprentice Track

The Apprentice Track is our core programme for students and young adults. Starting in October, this is a year-long commitment for emerging leaders who are set on pursuing Jesus with their whole lives – learning what it means to be with Jesus, become like Him, and do the things he did. We believe it all starts with his presence, and are committed to shared practices that put our relationship with God front and centre in our lives.

This is all about Jesus. We believe that as we create space to be present with Him, with one another, and with ourselves, we will be transformed into his likeness.

In practice, this looks like committing to a monthly gathering for worship and teaching, and meeting in small groups most weeks throughout the year. Interested?

Theology Stream

We believe theology is not just for academics but should be something anyone can engage with. The Theology Stream is an opportunity for you to go deeper in your understanding of God and wrestle through some of the big questions in a safe and supportive community. In 8 weekly sessions we cover a range of topics, from creation to the crucifixion to life after death. Find out more details here

Leadership Stream

When you start following Jesus, it won’t be long before He’ll be inviting you to lead. We believe that as followers of Jesus we are called to influence and shape our surroundings. The Leadership Stream is for those who want to invest in their leadership as we seek to understand ourselves better so that we can more effectively serve and engage with our world. Click here to find out more

The Gathering

It’s such a gift to be a part of a united church across the Diocese. We love to gather with young adults from across the region to seek God in worship and prayer and be inspired to keep pursuing Jesus with our whole lives. It’s also a great opportunity to connect with other students and young adults from different churches. You’re invited! To find out about our next Gathering, sign up to our mailing list here.

YLC Internship Programme

The Younger Leadership College was set up by the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham in September 2016 and stands at the heart of the Diocese’s commitment to ‘Growing Disciples Wider, Younger and Deeper’. Working with a range of partners across the Diocese, including churches, schools and wider national institutions, the YLC aims to develop innovative and dynamic approaches to enact its vision:



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