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Training

Our training ranges from leadership and safeguarding for our volunteers to training for churches and youth leaders around girls’ issues, and equipping in mission and discipleship.

Training for volunteers

GBM provides a range of flexible, modular training, which we’re able to deliver locally, thanks to our national network of trainers.

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n:fluence 14-18s

GB offers a structured approach to the development and equipping of our younger leaders.

Our resource n:fluence 14-18s, helps develop leadership skills and to engage in practical leadership activities. These younger leaders are also encouraged to help out with the members of younger GB age groups.

We offer 3 levels of equipping:

  1. Foundation stage for those in school Year 10 and above
  2. Intermediate stage for those in school Year 11 and above
  3. Advanced stage for those in school Year 12 and above.

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n:fluence 18+

GB community groups are run by trained volunteer adult leaders, using the equipping resource n:fluence 18+.

Those taking on a team leader role require extra training.

All volunteer leaders are trained by GB but are appointed by the local church.

Adult leaders must fulfil safeguarding requirements, complete the six training topics and be in tune with our Christian ethos.

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Life to the Full

Life to the Full is the compulsory training for all GB leaders and helpers and covers things like child protection and guidelines for a variety of issues from complaints to appointing new leaders.

This together with our mission to be relational, relevant and responsive to the young people with whom we work, provides a framework of good practice for use by all volunteers and staff working in GBM and is intended to ensure the safe nurture of all the children and young people in our care.

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Residentials

Volunteers wishing to run a Residential Event need to gain an indoor or canvas qualification.

Refresher training must be undertaken every 5 years.

The training addresses spiritual, pastoral, legal and practical considerations that are both important and necessary to ensure we provide events for children and young people that are safe, happy and spiritually engaging experiences.

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Contact us

If you’d like information on training for you or your GB community group leaders, please contact our Programmes, Operations and Media Administrator Eleanor Bennett, use the form below or call the GB Support Centre on 01246 582322.

Email Eleanor

Mission consultancy and equipping sessions

GB Ministries (GBM) is increasingly being called to resource churches and youth leaders to holistically develop girls and young women by turning up the volume of hope on the issues affecting them, through leading workshops and equipping sessions around girls’ issues.

We’ve spoken at numerous conferences and events including Cliff Festival, and the SCALA School Chaplains’ conference.

We also provide consultations to local churches in mission and discipleship. Here are some of the equipping sessions we currently have on offer.

  • Growing spiritually – spend a day looking at the why, how, what and when of growing more and more like Jesus – led by one of GBM’s experienced trainers.
  • Living missionally – sharing stories is a great way to capture someone’s interest. Spend a day learning how to share your story – and God’s story – led by one of GBM’s experienced trainers.
  • How can we turn up the volume of hope for girls? – according to a recent survey, 69% of girls (aged 7-21) feel like they’re not good enough. Join one of GBM’s experienced trainers as we explore how we can turn up the volume of Gospel hope for girls in our families, churches and communities.

Please contact us using the form below to enquire for a bespoke price or with any other topics you feel we could help you explore.

Enquiries

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Come to our spring conference

All GB leaders are welcome to attend our spring conference packed full of training opportunities.

Spring conference 2020 – Refresh