The challenge to go ‘One Step Beyond’

    Engaging younger generations
    16 October 2014

    On Saturday 11 October two hundred leaders and volunteers gathered to be nurtured and challenged at 'One Step Beyond’ - the triennial Youth and Children’s Work conference hosted by the dioceses of Bristol and Bath & Wells.


    With a packed programme of worship, nineteen workshops to choose from and plenty of opportunities to network, reflect and pray, the day was full of resources and inspiration for those who minister to children and young people. Keynote speaker Revd Mary Hawes (national adviser for the Church of England) opened the conference with gusto.

    There was a fantastic buzz across the day as people navigated their way around the venue, sharing how encouraged they had been. For those who were unable to make the journey, plans are already in motion to organise a number of FREE resourcing sessions during 2015 at the diocesan office in Stoke Gifford. Further information will be published in the new year.


    Fantastic worship, superb keynote speaker and great workshops! This year’s conference has given us timely inspiration to make some small shifts in our children's ministry; shifts that are totally manageable but will impact how we engage each child in their own faith journey. Thank you!

    - Tracie Jenkins, Children’s Worker (Christ Church, Downend)