The Well online events

Upcoming events from The Well

Saturday 27 March 2021, 10am to 1pm
Online event: Thriving families - supporting family wellbeing now and in the future
A free online half day training course exploring how you can better support family wellbeing. The focus for this event will primarily be around family wellbeing in our current pandemic circumstances and how good support can be offered now and in the future to the families we know and work with. As well as guidance and input by the hosts, a number of other organisations will be sharing their knowledge and learning as part of the training. There will be opportunities for personal reflection and group discussion in Session 1 and to join a series of workshops in Session 2.  A 15 minute break is planned between these main sessions to grab a drink and take a comfort break. You will be encouraged to ask questions and leave comments through the Zoom chat. This training will be recorded. Areas being covered in the training will include:

  • Family wellbeing and mental health
  • Covid impact on families
  • What’s happening across the UK – reflections from front line organisations

Find out more and register here

Thursday 15 April 2021, 10.30am to 12pm
Online event: Ideas exchange for anybody involved in ministry with 11-25 year olds
Delivered in partnership with the Evangelism and Growth Team, this gathering for youth workers, and others involved in ministry with young people, will be a chance to share challenges and reflections, resources and ideas. Members of the Connexional Team will also be present to share initiatives and suggestions. The gathering will use the four areas of ‘Our Calling’ to look at ideas for worship, learning and caring, service, and evangelism with young people. The time will be interactive, with a chance for conversation, sharing and some activities. This will be a brilliant opportunity to meet others in roles similar to your own and pool ideas and perspectives. We’d love to see you there!
Register here

Wednesday 28 April 2021, 7.30pm to 9pm
Webinar: Mark's Gospel for all ages
Finding ways to bring generations together to dig into and learn from the Gospel of Mark may feel a daunting prospect! In this session we’ll unpack the intergenerational content for Bible Month, consider the specific themes and offer opportunities to take part in activities led by the writing team who are all involved in local church ministry with children, young people and families. Come along and dip your toe into exploring the Bible with people of different ages!
Register here

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Tackling bullying, changing culture and enabling positive relationships
A series of webinars from the Methodist Church
These webinars, exploring different aspects of anti-bullying action, are designed for all Methodist leaders, officers and members who are interested in how we can continue our journey of making churches, and church work, safer for everyone involved. The invitation is to join any or all of the webinars. You will also be given the option to submit questions ahead of each event.

Tuesday 20 April 2021, 11am 
Webinar 1: Tackling bullying, changing culture and enabling positive relationships

Within the Church we believe everyone should be able to flourish and become the people that God created them to be. Promoting positive working relationships is a key part of this and this webinar will offer some practical techniques. Register here.

Thursday 13 May 2021, 11am
Webinar 2: Reconciling communities - living well with difference
Change, disagreement and conflict is a part of everyday church life. This interactive webinar invites you to look at disagreement in a new light, seeing them as an opportunity for creativity, community-building and conflict-transformation. Register here.

Thursday 17 June 2021, 11am
Webinar 3: Addressing bullying through justice, dignity and solidarity
This webinar will explore the relationship between bullying, discrimination and exclusion. Panellists will examine the intersectionality between individual, institutional and structural forms of discrimination and the role each may play in bullying. Register here.

Catch-up on past events from The Well


Wednesday 10 March 2021, 7pm - 8pm
Webinar: Praying and responding to God for all ages and abilities
Led by Naomi Graham from Growing Hope, this webinar seeks to answer questions like, "How do I support someone who is non-verbal to hear from God?" or "What do I do when a young person with autism finds it difficult to picture what God is saying as they think very literally?" or "How do I engage a young person with a learning disability in understanding the concept of God speaking to us?" Naomi offers some background information on how our brains work and how we process things, as well as some practical strategies to try.
This event is open to everyone, but we especially recommend that Group Leaders engaging with the 3Generate 365 process watch.
Watch the webinar again here

Webinar: Exploring calling and discernment with children and young people
How do we have conversations with children and young people about vocation - that helps them to recognise God's call on their lives? How do we help them to decide what is of God and what is not? How do we help them to celebrate the fact they have been given spiritual gifts and a purpose?
Watch the webinar again here

Webinar: Involving children and young people in mission planning (in partnership with the Evangelism & Growth team)
As churches think about their mission planning, using the eight steps in the mission planning toolkit, how are they listening to and dreaming with children and young people?
Watch the webinar again here

Webinar: Rhythms of Grace: Soul care and leadership
Are you tired? Worn out? Nearly burned out? Then let’s take time to explore the rhythms of unforced grace that Jesus spoke about and the important place of rest & recreation in our lives. This webinar will explore some practical tools to enable you to prioritise intimacy with God in your leadership and life.
Led by Dr Claire Rush, who is the Mission & Advocacy Enabler for Girls' Brigade Ministries and a Vice-President of Girls' Brigade International.
Watch the webinar again here

Webinar: Young people, body image and self-esteem - building a culture of worth for all
With research demonstrating that young people's self-esteem levels are at the lowest in UK history, how can we create a culture of worth for all? This webinar will help participants understand the key factors in the formation of self-esteem and explore the issues that can undermine it. Focusing on body image, it will equip participants with practical strategies to empower young people to challenge negative thought patterns and rebuke 'identity thieves' in popular culture. This webinar will be led by Claire Rush, who is the Mission & Advocacy Enabler for Girls' Brigade Ministries and a Vice-President of Girls' Brigade International.
Watch the webinar again here

Webinar: Prayer and a Methodist Way of Life
A Methodist Way of Life is a way of living; trying to live our lives in response to God's love that is made known to us in Jesus. How can we encourage children and young people to develop a rhythm of discipleship that includes regular, practical actions of worship, learning and caring, service and evangelism? And how do we help them to develop a rhythm of prayer that encourages them to expect God to speak?
This event was open to everyone, but we especially recommend that Group Leaders engaging with the 3Generate 365 process watch.
Watch the webinar again here

Webinar: The prophetic voice of children and young people
What is the role of a prophet? How is this distinctive from being an agent of change? Can children and young people be prophets and are we doing enough to listen to their prophetic voice?
This event was open to everyone, but we especially recommend that Group Leaders engaging with the 3Generate 365 process watch.
Watch the webinar again here

Webinar: Moving forward - thriving after lockdown
Covid-19 and lockdown has disrupted our established rhythms and programmes As we start to meet again can we, and should we, 'pick up where we left off' with regards to our children, youth and family ministry? What has changed and what things do we need to consider as we move forward? This webinar will be led by Claire Rush, who is the Mission & Advocacy Enabler for Girls' Brigade Ministries and a Vice-President of Girls' Brigade International.
This event was open to everyone, but we especially recommend that Group Leaders engaging with the 3Generate 365 process watch.
Watch the webinar again here

Webinar: Sport & physicality - a holy encounter?
Over the summer, and as lockdown eases, children and young people may be taking up, or returning to, more active hobbies. How can we develop a theology of physicality and introduce conversations about how sport, physicality and faith intertwine?
Watch the webinar again here

Webinar: Supporting families
Ministry with families has changed greatly in recent weeks, how can we offer relevant care and support to those in our churches and communities?
Watch the webinar again here

Webinar: Covoid-19 and mental health
What affects might Covid-19 and the lockdown have had on our mental health and that of the children and young people we serve? How can we encourage positive wellbeing?
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