I rejoice in the rich diversity of youth and children's work which is undertaken by the Church across the Sheffield Diocese. The Aurora courses will provide all the essential skills, knowledge and understanding needed to be effective in youth or children's ministry, helping workers to build sustainable, lively and diverse communities. I encourage those involved in these important ministries to consider whether they can commit to an Aurora course and grow further in what God has called them to.
- Bishop Peter Burrows
This course offers hard-pressed youth workers the opportunity to gain new skills and confidence in their existing practice over a year-long programme, which has been carefully planned to incorporate all the essential, educational, elements of youth work in a 21st century context. The course is excellent value and gives local churches the chance to support and value their youth worker both pastorally and spiritually.
- Rachel McCallam, Regional Coordinator Yorkshire Plus The Discipleship & Ministries Cluster.
"The modules are great. A really wide variety and crucial topics."
"It surpassed my expectations!"
"The course has been laid back and fun, but serious when it needed to be. A good balance of teaching."
"We have totally changed the structure of our Kidzone sessions and incorporated lots of new ideas."
"I am now a lot more confident and have a lot more tools in my toolbox."
"I have really enjoyed the course - it has inspired me and filled me with enthusiasm."
- Quotes from Aurora students, 2017-2018.
In the Church we sometimes need to relearn how to enable our young people to meet with Jesus and not to get in their way! The Aurora Courses offer practical training for volunteer youth and children's workers. If you want to be a part of this amazing ministry of helping young people and children wanting to meet with Jesus, Aurora offers a great base to pick up the skills and knowledge to grow in ministry. Go for it!
- The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu