News from St John's

Core Skills for Children's Work

Starting Tuesday 15 March, the Church of Scotland will be delivering the Core Skills for Children's Work sessions online.  This course is suitable for all, whether you have been a Sunday School teacher for twenty years or you are just starting.

We recommend attending all evenings to get the most out of the course.  Each session starts at 7:30 pm and lasts around 90 minutes.  The sessions will cover a different key skill for children's ministry, outlined below.

To book your place on this course please visit Core Skills for Children's Work Tickets, Tue 15 Mar 2022 at 19:30 | Eventbrite

Places are limited. If you have any questions or would like any more information please e-mail Lorna Laughland.


15 March Module 1. Child Development - To reflect on and extend understanding of how children develop, and to apply this understanding to interaction with children.
22 March Module 2. Working as a Team - To enable participants to identify and reflect on their current skills and encourage them to actively seek support for themselves in their work with children.
29 March Module 3. Programme Planning - To develop an understanding of how children learn and the skills required to deliver a programme relevant to their needs.
19 April Module 4. Children and Community - To explore ways of working among children in a variety of contexts beyond the local church.
26 April Module 5. Pastoral Awareness - To explore the pastoral issues involved in working with children and reflect on practice.
3 May Module 6. The Bible and Prayer - To explore ways of handling Bible stories and encouraging prayer with children.

Please note, if these dates are not suitable, we have a provisional plan to re-run the course in-person over three evenings in May, to register your interest in attending the in-person delivery of this course please e-mail Lorna Laughland.