Various evenings, 7.45–9.15pm

On Zoom

Fortify courses are especially intended to encourage and equip the wonderful folks serving as volunteer leaders in the local church. They are designed to be short courses, highly interactive and rich with practical ideas and helpful ministry suggestions each week. The courses are open to everyone; come individually or with a group from church.

If you’re signing up as a group from the same church, why not plan to watch the sessions together and use the discussion times to practically apply the course content to your area of ministry. If you come as part of a group and watch on individual screens, we’ll make sure you’re in an exclusive breakout room for discussion.

As teams you can meet together to watch the zoom and discuss in person or you can join to zoom individually from the comfort of your own home and then discuss as a church group in your own zoom room.

Youth Ministry





26 September 2024

Foundations: What is Bible-centred youth ministry? 

3 October 2024

Family: How does youth ministry relate to the church family and the nuclear family?

10 October 2024

Teaching: Preparing to teach, illustrate and apply the Bible to young people.

17 October 2024

Leading: Successfully running a youth group evening.

Pastoral Care in Youth & Children’s Ministry





13 November 2024

What is pastoral care?

20 November 2024​

Caring for children and young people in grief

27 November 2024​

Caring for children and young people with image disorders

4 December 2024​

Caring for children and young people with addictions

Children’s Ministry





22 January 2025

What is Bible-Centred Children’s Ministry?

29 January 2025​

The Different Roles in Discipling Children

5 February 2025​

Teaching the Bible to different ages

12 February 2025​

Caring for Children Well

Tackling Tough Issues





5 March 2025

Talking about Gender Identity

12 March 2025

Talking about Sexuality

19 March 2025

Talking about Pornography

26 March 2025

Talking about Beginning and end of life matters

Caring for Children with Additional Needs





8 May 2025

Disability and the Bible (God’s heart for the marginalised)

15 May 2025

Accessible kids and youth ministries: Breaking down barriers

22 May 2025

Buddy Ministry (Building a 1-1 support team)

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6–9 January 2025.

Yarnfield Park.

Conference 2025

This year, our theme is ‘Christ: Prophet, Priest, and King’. We will use the traditional categories of Jesus as prophet, priest, and king to enhance our understanding of his life, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension. Be prepared to be blown away by the majesty and beauty of the Lord Jesus!

Seminary level training in children’s, youth and family ministry.

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