Calendar

Welcome to our calendar of events where you can find out what’s going on in our centres as well as nationally. Click on an event for more details and to book your place if required.

 

Apr
2
Thu
Dealing With Depression course @ St Agnes Parish Church
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A free course for anyone who suffers from depression or anxiety, for carers, or for those who would like to know more.

To book on to this course please contact Anika Parker on 0118 931 4747 or anika.parker@syc.life

What’s Covered on the Course…

What is depression?

Coping Strategies

Making good choices

Faith and depression

What next?

“I am not alone. I have a good insight. Not to give up.”

“I can now make better choices! It has helped to hear other people’s experiences of depression and their ideas for coping with it.”

“That there is hope, and there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

“It has helped to be able to explain my yo-yoing emotions to those around me so that they can better understand. It has given me tools to use going forward to help things to improve.”

The course will be a mixture of small group time and large group presentations. Carers will be in a small group together during small group time (led by Claire Bankole) whilst those of us who are struggling with depression and anxiety will be in small groups together led by Anika Parker and others who have been on the journey as well.

 

Apr
25
Sat
Foundations For Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation @ Zoom Meeting
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This course is a catalyst for personal transformation, enabling you to shift the culture wherever you go and transform the communities you’re a part of. When Kingdom Values shape the culture of a group or place, people flourish and mission becomes natural; whether you’re a youth worker or mentor, church leader, community member, parent or young person that’s what the course sets you up for. So, what are you waiting for? Join us this Spring for the journey of your life!

 

And Now for Paying Fees..

Using the paypal button below you can pay for one or two people’s fees at any point during the course (the sooner the better so we can pay for materials and the venue in a timely way!)

If you need to pay your fees in instalments, that’s also fine, please have a conversation with the SYC team and we will draw up a payment plan with you.

Foundations for Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation.
Comments or Instructions

 

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It..

This course is a catalyst for personal transformation, shifting culture wherever you go and transforming the communities where you exist. When Kingdom Values shape the culture of a group or place, people flourish and mission becomes natural; whether you’re a youth worker/mentor, church leader, community member, parent or young person that’s what the course sets you up for. Here’s what others have to say about it:

Dr. David Williams, Ph.D, President of Taylor College & Seminary, Canada. “Foundations offers students real life skills not only for personal transformation but also for community transformation. Anyone interested in making an impact for the Kingdom should seriously consider participating in the course.”

Chris, Reading: “A good guide on how to further your relationship with God. Eye opening.”

Hannah, Leyland: “It is a great wake-up call that challenges and encourages your thinking. I went away feeling really excited about life and what God has in store for me.”

Rev. Cesar Mendoza, London: “It is a practical and valuable course for every Christian with a serious commitment to growth toward spiritual maturity.”

Keith, Witham: “Amazing! Learned so much about myself… and how to use my Bible!”

Rev. Leon Collyer, Reading: “Transformational. You get to learn new things but also how to join them together and begin to live them out. A great balance of theory, prayer, and practice.”

Lynne, Aylesbury: “Helped re-fresh and redirect me after a difficult year.”

Bible College Lecturer: “I’ve been to many seminars in my life, and the training this week would be the best I’ve ever experienced.”

Vice-president of Taylor College and Seminary, Dr. Terry Fossen, Ph.D: “After more than 30 years of ministry through the church as well as the academy, it is both refreshing and challenging to re-discover that our Lord is not finished with me, yet. [As a Foundations trainer, I have become] excited, anew, about what is about to unfold in the lives of students and facilitator alike in [future] Foundations courses.”

How the Course is Delivered..

The course is delivered using a combination of talks, discussions and practical sessions, role plays and activities, all finally culminating in a community outreach event.

During the Covid19 Pandemic we are delivering the course via zoom which is working well!

There are often three streams: a youth stream, a ministry and leadership stream and a stream for the rest of us!

Foundations for Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation is for young and old, both new and seasoned Christians, as well as new and seasoned leaders. It’s for academics and practitioners, and for ANYONE wanting to deepen their understanding and experience of the Christian faith.

For many years Fusion International and Shift Youth + Community have used it to develop their own youth workers and leaders, to perpetuate a culture of discipleship and mission, to facilitate authentic fellowship, and to help establish people of all ages in their faith. The course can be delivered as a one week intensive or one weekend a month over four months.

If you are interested in hosting a course for your staff, church, church leadership or others you work with, please let us know.

What’s Covered on the Course..

The content of the course follows three themes Discipleship, Living as a Community of Believers, and Transformational Mission.

Discipleship – we are called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. We explore what this might look like in every day life, learning skills and developing awareness that will help us grow in our discipleship – how ever long we we have been on the journey for.

Living as a Community of Believers – it is by our love for one another that people will know that we are disciples of Jesus – We ask; what are the implications of this statement by Jesus’ and what does it look like to love others well?

Transformational Mission – we are called to seek first God’s Kingdom, to work and pray for the Shalom of the place where we are, and to love our neighbour as we love ourselves. We explore what our communities, nations and society might look like when we actively demonstrate God’s gracious rule and reign in our day to day lives, ministry and work. We look at strategies we can use to be intentional about all of this.

Another way of describing the content is using three streams – Living with God, Living with Others and Living with Yourself. All 35 units on the course fall into one or more of these streams (which can also be categorised as Applied Theology, Sociology for Life and Mission, and Psychology of Discipleship).

Apr
30
Thu
Family Life in Lockdown @ Zoom Webinar
Apr 30 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Conversations on Family Life: Finding Peace in Uncertainty

Come and share the joys and struggles of family life in lock-down, be encouraged and have your ‘hope tank’ filled as we do this journey together.

The conversations will be led by Kath McNee (Families Course Lead) and Leon Collyer (Trustee and Families Course Trainer). They will be joined live, by video, by parents from South Reading and Earley and we hope others like yourself will also register to join the conversation through the chat and Q&A functions on the webinar. You can share your joys and struggles via chat and your questions via the Q&A with Kath, Leon and our parents, and they will aim to respond with hope and encouragement! We hope you can join us.

Register here

Register your space to participate in the conversation via chat and Q&A, registrations are on a first come first served basis, we can have up to 100 people participating in each conversation in this way!

Lock-down is bringing numerous challenges for many of us as entire households are confined to our homes 24/7. Each Thursday, after clapping the NHS, our panellists will be sharing their experiences of family life in lock-down and discussing healthy survival tips.

Coming Soon… keep an eye out for our next Families Course which will take place on line via zoom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May
6
Wed
Love Your Street @ Zoom Webinar
May 6 @ 8:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A conversation about building community in lockdown ~

Come and share about the ways in which you are reaching out to your neighbours and how you are dealing with the difficulties you’re facing in light of Covid19. Be encouraged to keep pressing on, or to try something new. Together we are stronger!

Our panelists are individuals who have been reaching out to their neighbours for months and years, finding ways to build community in each unique setting.

 

Register Here

Register your space to participate in the conversation via chat and Q&A, registrations are on a first come first served basis, we can have up to 100 people participating in each conversation in this way!

You can also visit our webpage full of ideas and resources for reaching your out to neighbours at this time : visit https://syc.life/loveyourstreet/

 

 

 

 

 

May
7
Thu
Family Life in Lockdown @ Zoom Webinar
May 7 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Conversations on Family Life: Finding Peace in Uncertainty

Come and share the joys and struggles of family life in lock-down, be encouraged and have your ‘hope tank’ filled as we do this journey together.

The conversations will be led by Kath McNee (Families Course Lead) and Leon Collyer (Trustee and Families Course Trainer). They will be joined live, by video, by parents from South Reading and Earley and we hope others like yourself will also register to join the conversation through the chat and Q&A functions on the webinar. You can share your joys and struggles via chat and your questions via the Q&A with Kath, Leon and our parents, and they will aim to respond with hope and encouragement! We hope you can join us.

Register here

Register your space to participate in the conversation via chat and Q&A, registrations are on a first come first served basis, we can have up to 100 people participating in each conversation in this way!

Lock-down is bringing numerous challenges for many of us as entire households are confined to our homes 24/7. Each Thursday, after clapping the NHS, our panellists will be sharing their experiences of family life in lock-down and discussing healthy survival tips.

Coming Soon… keep an eye out for our next Families Course which will take place on line via zoom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May
9
Sat
Foundations For Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation @ Zoom Meeting
May 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This course is a catalyst for personal transformation, enabling you to shift the culture wherever you go and transform the communities you’re a part of. When Kingdom Values shape the culture of a group or place, people flourish and mission becomes natural; whether you’re a youth worker or mentor, church leader, community member, parent or young person that’s what the course sets you up for. So, what are you waiting for? Join us this Spring for the journey of your life!

 

And Now for Paying Fees..

Using the paypal button below you can pay for one or two people’s fees at any point during the course (the sooner the better so we can pay for materials and the venue in a timely way!)

If you need to pay your fees in instalments, that’s also fine, please have a conversation with the SYC team and we will draw up a payment plan with you.

Foundations for Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation.
Comments or Instructions

 

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It..

This course is a catalyst for personal transformation, shifting culture wherever you go and transforming the communities where you exist. When Kingdom Values shape the culture of a group or place, people flourish and mission becomes natural; whether you’re a youth worker/mentor, church leader, community member, parent or young person that’s what the course sets you up for. Here’s what others have to say about it:

Dr. David Williams, Ph.D, President of Taylor College & Seminary, Canada. “Foundations offers students real life skills not only for personal transformation but also for community transformation. Anyone interested in making an impact for the Kingdom should seriously consider participating in the course.”

Chris, Reading: “A good guide on how to further your relationship with God. Eye opening.”

Hannah, Leyland: “It is a great wake-up call that challenges and encourages your thinking. I went away feeling really excited about life and what God has in store for me.”

Rev. Cesar Mendoza, London: “It is a practical and valuable course for every Christian with a serious commitment to growth toward spiritual maturity.”

Keith, Witham: “Amazing! Learned so much about myself… and how to use my Bible!”

Rev. Leon Collyer, Reading: “Transformational. You get to learn new things but also how to join them together and begin to live them out. A great balance of theory, prayer, and practice.”

Lynne, Aylesbury: “Helped re-fresh and redirect me after a difficult year.”

Bible College Lecturer: “I’ve been to many seminars in my life, and the training this week would be the best I’ve ever experienced.”

Vice-president of Taylor College and Seminary, Dr. Terry Fossen, Ph.D: “After more than 30 years of ministry through the church as well as the academy, it is both refreshing and challenging to re-discover that our Lord is not finished with me, yet. [As a Foundations trainer, I have become] excited, anew, about what is about to unfold in the lives of students and facilitator alike in [future] Foundations courses.”

How the Course is Delivered..

The course is delivered using a combination of talks, discussions and practical sessions, role plays and activities, all finally culminating in a community outreach event.

During the Covid19 Pandemic we are delivering the course via zoom which is working well!

There are often three streams: a youth stream, a ministry and leadership stream and a stream for the rest of us!

Foundations for Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation is for young and old, both new and seasoned Christians, as well as new and seasoned leaders. It’s for academics and practitioners, and for ANYONE wanting to deepen their understanding and experience of the Christian faith.

For many years Fusion International and Shift Youth + Community have used it to develop their own youth workers and leaders, to perpetuate a culture of discipleship and mission, to facilitate authentic fellowship, and to help establish people of all ages in their faith. The course can be delivered as a one week intensive or one weekend a month over four months.

If you are interested in hosting a course for your staff, church, church leadership or others you work with, please let us know.

What’s Covered on the Course..

The content of the course follows three themes Discipleship, Living as a Community of Believers, and Transformational Mission.

Discipleship – we are called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. We explore what this might look like in every day life, learning skills and developing awareness that will help us grow in our discipleship – how ever long we we have been on the journey for.

Living as a Community of Believers – it is by our love for one another that people will know that we are disciples of Jesus – We ask; what are the implications of this statement by Jesus’ and what does it look like to love others well?

Transformational Mission – we are called to seek first God’s Kingdom, to work and pray for the Shalom of the place where we are, and to love our neighbour as we love ourselves. We explore what our communities, nations and society might look like when we actively demonstrate God’s gracious rule and reign in our day to day lives, ministry and work. We look at strategies we can use to be intentional about all of this.

Another way of describing the content is using three streams – Living with God, Living with Others and Living with Yourself. All 35 units on the course fall into one or more of these streams (which can also be categorised as Applied Theology, Sociology for Life and Mission, and Psychology of Discipleship).

May
14
Thu
Family Life in Lockdown @ Zoom Webinar
May 14 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Conversations on Family Life: Finding Peace in Uncertainty

Come and share the joys and struggles of family life in lock-down, be encouraged and have your ‘hope tank’ filled as we do this journey together.

The conversations will be led by Kath McNee (Families Course Lead) and Leon Collyer (Trustee and Families Course Trainer). They will be joined live, by video, by parents from South Reading and Earley and we hope others like yourself will also register to join the conversation through the chat and Q&A functions on the webinar. You can share your joys and struggles via chat and your questions via the Q&A with Kath, Leon and our parents, and they will aim to respond with hope and encouragement! We hope you can join us.

Register here

Register your space to participate in the conversation via chat and Q&A, registrations are on a first come first served basis, we can have up to 100 people participating in each conversation in this way!

Lock-down is bringing numerous challenges for many of us as entire households are confined to our homes 24/7. Each Thursday, after clapping the NHS, our panellists will be sharing their experiences of family life in lock-down and discussing healthy survival tips.

Coming Soon… keep an eye out for our next Families Course which will take place on line via zoom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May
19
Tue
Young People Thriving in Lockdown @ Zoom Webinar
May 19 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Come and be part of a conversation with young people from Years 10 and 11 on how life in lockdown has been for them. What’s been difficult? What’s been good? Tips and experiences to survive and thrive in such circumstances. Be encouraged to keep pressing on, or to try something new. Together we are stronger!

Date: 19th May 2020
Time: 4.15 PM

Register Here

Register your space to participate in the conversation via chat and Q&A, registrations are on a first come first served basis, we can have up to 100 people participating in each conversation!

You can also visit our web page full of ideas and resources  : Visit https://syc.life/youthsurvivalkit/

 

 

 

 

 

May
21
Thu
Family Life in Lockdown @ Zoom Webinar
May 21 @ 8:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Conversations on Family Life: Finding Peace in Uncertainty

Come and share the joys and struggles of family life in lock-down, be encouraged and have your ‘hope tank’ filled as we do this journey together.

The conversations will be led by Kath McNee (Families Course Lead) and Leon Collyer (Trustee and Families Course Trainer). They will be joined live, by video, by parents from South Reading and Earley and we hope others like yourself will also register to join the conversation through the chat and Q&A functions on the webinar. You can share your joys and struggles via chat and your questions via the Q&A with Kath, Leon and our parents, and they will aim to respond with hope and encouragement! We hope you can join us.

Register here

Register your space to participate in the conversation via chat and Q&A, registrations are on a first come first served basis, we can have up to 100 people participating in each conversation in this way!

Lock-down is bringing numerous challenges for many of us as entire households are confined to our homes 24/7. Each Thursday, after clapping the NHS, our panellists will be sharing their experiences of family life in lock-down and discussing healthy survival tips.

Coming Soon… keep an eye out for our next Families Course which will take place on line via zoom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May
23
Sat
Foundations For Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation @ Zoom Meeting
May 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This course is a catalyst for personal transformation, enabling you to shift the culture wherever you go and transform the communities you’re a part of. When Kingdom Values shape the culture of a group or place, people flourish and mission becomes natural; whether you’re a youth worker or mentor, church leader, community member, parent or young person that’s what the course sets you up for. So, what are you waiting for? Join us this Spring for the journey of your life!

 

And Now for Paying Fees..

Using the paypal button below you can pay for one or two people’s fees at any point during the course (the sooner the better so we can pay for materials and the venue in a timely way!)

If you need to pay your fees in instalments, that’s also fine, please have a conversation with the SYC team and we will draw up a payment plan with you.

Foundations for Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation.
Comments or Instructions

 

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It..

This course is a catalyst for personal transformation, shifting culture wherever you go and transforming the communities where you exist. When Kingdom Values shape the culture of a group or place, people flourish and mission becomes natural; whether you’re a youth worker/mentor, church leader, community member, parent or young person that’s what the course sets you up for. Here’s what others have to say about it:

Dr. David Williams, Ph.D, President of Taylor College & Seminary, Canada. “Foundations offers students real life skills not only for personal transformation but also for community transformation. Anyone interested in making an impact for the Kingdom should seriously consider participating in the course.”

Chris, Reading: “A good guide on how to further your relationship with God. Eye opening.”

Hannah, Leyland: “It is a great wake-up call that challenges and encourages your thinking. I went away feeling really excited about life and what God has in store for me.”

Rev. Cesar Mendoza, London: “It is a practical and valuable course for every Christian with a serious commitment to growth toward spiritual maturity.”

Keith, Witham: “Amazing! Learned so much about myself… and how to use my Bible!”

Rev. Leon Collyer, Reading: “Transformational. You get to learn new things but also how to join them together and begin to live them out. A great balance of theory, prayer, and practice.”

Lynne, Aylesbury: “Helped re-fresh and redirect me after a difficult year.”

Bible College Lecturer: “I’ve been to many seminars in my life, and the training this week would be the best I’ve ever experienced.”

Vice-president of Taylor College and Seminary, Dr. Terry Fossen, Ph.D: “After more than 30 years of ministry through the church as well as the academy, it is both refreshing and challenging to re-discover that our Lord is not finished with me, yet. [As a Foundations trainer, I have become] excited, anew, about what is about to unfold in the lives of students and facilitator alike in [future] Foundations courses.”

How the Course is Delivered..

The course is delivered using a combination of talks, discussions and practical sessions, role plays and activities, all finally culminating in a community outreach event.

During the Covid19 Pandemic we are delivering the course via zoom which is working well!

There are often three streams: a youth stream, a ministry and leadership stream and a stream for the rest of us!

Foundations for Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation is for young and old, both new and seasoned Christians, as well as new and seasoned leaders. It’s for academics and practitioners, and for ANYONE wanting to deepen their understanding and experience of the Christian faith.

For many years Fusion International and Shift Youth + Community have used it to develop their own youth workers and leaders, to perpetuate a culture of discipleship and mission, to facilitate authentic fellowship, and to help establish people of all ages in their faith. The course can be delivered as a one week intensive or one weekend a month over four months.

If you are interested in hosting a course for your staff, church, church leadership or others you work with, please let us know.

What’s Covered on the Course..

The content of the course follows three themes Discipleship, Living as a Community of Believers, and Transformational Mission.

Discipleship – we are called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. We explore what this might look like in every day life, learning skills and developing awareness that will help us grow in our discipleship – how ever long we we have been on the journey for.

Living as a Community of Believers – it is by our love for one another that people will know that we are disciples of Jesus – We ask; what are the implications of this statement by Jesus’ and what does it look like to love others well?

Transformational Mission – we are called to seek first God’s Kingdom, to work and pray for the Shalom of the place where we are, and to love our neighbour as we love ourselves. We explore what our communities, nations and society might look like when we actively demonstrate God’s gracious rule and reign in our day to day lives, ministry and work. We look at strategies we can use to be intentional about all of this.

Another way of describing the content is using three streams – Living with God, Living with Others and Living with Yourself. All 35 units on the course fall into one or more of these streams (which can also be categorised as Applied Theology, Sociology for Life and Mission, and Psychology of Discipleship).

Jun
6
Sat
Foundations For Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation @ Zoom Meeting
Jun 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This course is a catalyst for personal transformation, enabling you to shift the culture wherever you go and transform the communities you’re a part of. When Kingdom Values shape the culture of a group or place, people flourish and mission becomes natural; whether you’re a youth worker or mentor, church leader, community member, parent or young person that’s what the course sets you up for. So, what are you waiting for? Join us this Spring for the journey of your life!

 

And Now for Paying Fees..

Using the paypal button below you can pay for one or two people’s fees at any point during the course (the sooner the better so we can pay for materials and the venue in a timely way!)

If you need to pay your fees in instalments, that’s also fine, please have a conversation with the SYC team and we will draw up a payment plan with you.

Foundations for Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation.
Comments or Instructions

 

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It..

This course is a catalyst for personal transformation, shifting culture wherever you go and transforming the communities where you exist. When Kingdom Values shape the culture of a group or place, people flourish and mission becomes natural; whether you’re a youth worker/mentor, church leader, community member, parent or young person that’s what the course sets you up for. Here’s what others have to say about it:

Dr. David Williams, Ph.D, President of Taylor College & Seminary, Canada. “Foundations offers students real life skills not only for personal transformation but also for community transformation. Anyone interested in making an impact for the Kingdom should seriously consider participating in the course.”

Chris, Reading: “A good guide on how to further your relationship with God. Eye opening.”

Hannah, Leyland: “It is a great wake-up call that challenges and encourages your thinking. I went away feeling really excited about life and what God has in store for me.”

Rev. Cesar Mendoza, London: “It is a practical and valuable course for every Christian with a serious commitment to growth toward spiritual maturity.”

Keith, Witham: “Amazing! Learned so much about myself… and how to use my Bible!”

Rev. Leon Collyer, Reading: “Transformational. You get to learn new things but also how to join them together and begin to live them out. A great balance of theory, prayer, and practice.”

Lynne, Aylesbury: “Helped re-fresh and redirect me after a difficult year.”

Bible College Lecturer: “I’ve been to many seminars in my life, and the training this week would be the best I’ve ever experienced.”

Vice-president of Taylor College and Seminary, Dr. Terry Fossen, Ph.D: “After more than 30 years of ministry through the church as well as the academy, it is both refreshing and challenging to re-discover that our Lord is not finished with me, yet. [As a Foundations trainer, I have become] excited, anew, about what is about to unfold in the lives of students and facilitator alike in [future] Foundations courses.”

How the Course is Delivered..

The course is delivered using a combination of talks, discussions and practical sessions, role plays and activities, all finally culminating in a community outreach event.

During the Covid19 Pandemic we are delivering the course via zoom which is working well!

There are often three streams: a youth stream, a ministry and leadership stream and a stream for the rest of us!

Foundations for Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation is for young and old, both new and seasoned Christians, as well as new and seasoned leaders. It’s for academics and practitioners, and for ANYONE wanting to deepen their understanding and experience of the Christian faith.

For many years Fusion International and Shift Youth + Community have used it to develop their own youth workers and leaders, to perpetuate a culture of discipleship and mission, to facilitate authentic fellowship, and to help establish people of all ages in their faith. The course can be delivered as a one week intensive or one weekend a month over four months.

If you are interested in hosting a course for your staff, church, church leadership or others you work with, please let us know.

What’s Covered on the Course..

The content of the course follows three themes Discipleship, Living as a Community of Believers, and Transformational Mission.

Discipleship – we are called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. We explore what this might look like in every day life, learning skills and developing awareness that will help us grow in our discipleship – how ever long we we have been on the journey for.

Living as a Community of Believers – it is by our love for one another that people will know that we are disciples of Jesus – We ask; what are the implications of this statement by Jesus’ and what does it look like to love others well?

Transformational Mission – we are called to seek first God’s Kingdom, to work and pray for the Shalom of the place where we are, and to love our neighbour as we love ourselves. We explore what our communities, nations and society might look like when we actively demonstrate God’s gracious rule and reign in our day to day lives, ministry and work. We look at strategies we can use to be intentional about all of this.

Another way of describing the content is using three streams – Living with God, Living with Others and Living with Yourself. All 35 units on the course fall into one or more of these streams (which can also be categorised as Applied Theology, Sociology for Life and Mission, and Psychology of Discipleship).

Jun
20
Sat
Foundations For Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation @ Zoom Meeting
Jun 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This course is a catalyst for personal transformation, enabling you to shift the culture wherever you go and transform the communities you’re a part of. When Kingdom Values shape the culture of a group or place, people flourish and mission becomes natural; whether you’re a youth worker or mentor, church leader, community member, parent or young person that’s what the course sets you up for. So, what are you waiting for? Join us this Spring for the journey of your life!

 

And Now for Paying Fees..

Using the paypal button below you can pay for one or two people’s fees at any point during the course (the sooner the better so we can pay for materials and the venue in a timely way!)

If you need to pay your fees in instalments, that’s also fine, please have a conversation with the SYC team and we will draw up a payment plan with you.

Foundations for Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation.
Comments or Instructions

 

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It..

This course is a catalyst for personal transformation, shifting culture wherever you go and transforming the communities where you exist. When Kingdom Values shape the culture of a group or place, people flourish and mission becomes natural; whether you’re a youth worker/mentor, church leader, community member, parent or young person that’s what the course sets you up for. Here’s what others have to say about it:

Dr. David Williams, Ph.D, President of Taylor College & Seminary, Canada. “Foundations offers students real life skills not only for personal transformation but also for community transformation. Anyone interested in making an impact for the Kingdom should seriously consider participating in the course.”

Chris, Reading: “A good guide on how to further your relationship with God. Eye opening.”

Hannah, Leyland: “It is a great wake-up call that challenges and encourages your thinking. I went away feeling really excited about life and what God has in store for me.”

Rev. Cesar Mendoza, London: “It is a practical and valuable course for every Christian with a serious commitment to growth toward spiritual maturity.”

Keith, Witham: “Amazing! Learned so much about myself… and how to use my Bible!”

Rev. Leon Collyer, Reading: “Transformational. You get to learn new things but also how to join them together and begin to live them out. A great balance of theory, prayer, and practice.”

Lynne, Aylesbury: “Helped re-fresh and redirect me after a difficult year.”

Bible College Lecturer: “I’ve been to many seminars in my life, and the training this week would be the best I’ve ever experienced.”

Vice-president of Taylor College and Seminary, Dr. Terry Fossen, Ph.D: “After more than 30 years of ministry through the church as well as the academy, it is both refreshing and challenging to re-discover that our Lord is not finished with me, yet. [As a Foundations trainer, I have become] excited, anew, about what is about to unfold in the lives of students and facilitator alike in [future] Foundations courses.”

How the Course is Delivered..

The course is delivered using a combination of talks, discussions and practical sessions, role plays and activities, all finally culminating in a community outreach event.

During the Covid19 Pandemic we are delivering the course via zoom which is working well!

There are often three streams: a youth stream, a ministry and leadership stream and a stream for the rest of us!

Foundations for Personal, Community and Cultural Transformation is for young and old, both new and seasoned Christians, as well as new and seasoned leaders. It’s for academics and practitioners, and for ANYONE wanting to deepen their understanding and experience of the Christian faith.

For many years Fusion International and Shift Youth + Community have used it to develop their own youth workers and leaders, to perpetuate a culture of discipleship and mission, to facilitate authentic fellowship, and to help establish people of all ages in their faith. The course can be delivered as a one week intensive or one weekend a month over four months.

If you are interested in hosting a course for your staff, church, church leadership or others you work with, please let us know.

What’s Covered on the Course..

The content of the course follows three themes Discipleship, Living as a Community of Believers, and Transformational Mission.

Discipleship – we are called to love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength. We explore what this might look like in every day life, learning skills and developing awareness that will help us grow in our discipleship – how ever long we we have been on the journey for.

Living as a Community of Believers – it is by our love for one another that people will know that we are disciples of Jesus – We ask; what are the implications of this statement by Jesus’ and what does it look like to love others well?

Transformational Mission – we are called to seek first God’s Kingdom, to work and pray for the Shalom of the place where we are, and to love our neighbour as we love ourselves. We explore what our communities, nations and society might look like when we actively demonstrate God’s gracious rule and reign in our day to day lives, ministry and work. We look at strategies we can use to be intentional about all of this.

Another way of describing the content is using three streams – Living with God, Living with Others and Living with Yourself. All 35 units on the course fall into one or more of these streams (which can also be categorised as Applied Theology, Sociology for Life and Mission, and Psychology of Discipleship).

Sep
22
Tue
ROC Youth Conversation @ Zoom Webinar
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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Capturing the Voice of Reading’s Young People in a Conversation about our community and the effects of violent crime.

The Reading ROC conversation has been commissioned by the Home Office as part of a nationwide initiative to address the causes of violent crime and mobilise local communities to deliver relevant responses within their unique context.

Young people are especially impacted by and vulnerable to violent crime and its related issues. A conversation in Reading that didn’t include the voices of our young people would be woefully inadequate; therefore we are making sure that this doesn’t happen.

Young People in Conversation about their Community and the Effects of Violent Crime.

The Aims of this Webinar:

  • To create platforms and opportunities through which young people can have their say.
  • To listen and take on board what the young people share, and faithfully representing it in the ongoing conversations with other sections of the community.
  • To facilitate creative action by young people and others in the community, that will address issues raised by the young people.

Our panelists are a mixture of young people and people who work with young people.

The Webinar options are:

Tuesday 22nd September 10.30am till 11.35am (for years 8-9)

Thursday 24th September 10.30am till 11.35am (for years 10-13)

Wednesday 23rd September time 4.30pm – 5.35pm (for years 8-13)

Register to Attend

Register your space to participate in the conversation via chat and Q&A, registrations are on a first come first served basis, we can have up to 100 individuals, groups or classes participating in each conversation in this way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep
23
Wed
ROC Youth Conversation @ Zoom Webinar
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Register to Attend

Capturing the Voice of Reading’s Young People in a Conversation about our community and the effects of violent crime.

The Reading ROC conversation has been commissioned by the Home Office as part of a nationwide initiative to address the causes of violent crime and mobilise local communities to deliver relevant responses within their unique context.

Young people are especially impacted by and vulnerable to violent crime and its related issues. A conversation in Reading that didn’t include the voices of our young people would be woefully inadequate; therefore we are making sure that this doesn’t happen.

Young People in Conversation about their Community and the Effects of Violent Crime.

The Aims of this Webinar:

  • To create platforms and opportunities through which young people can have their say.
  • To listen and take on board what the young people share, and faithfully representing it in the ongoing conversations with other sections of the community.
  • To facilitate creative action by young people and others in the community, that will address issues raised by the young people.

Our panelists are a mixture of young people and people who work with young people.

The Webinar options are:

Tuesday 22nd September 10.30am till 11.35am (for years 8-9)

Thursday 24th September 10.30am till 11.35am (for years 10-13)

Wednesday 23rd September time 4.30pm – 5.35pm (for years 8-13)

Register to Attend

Register your space to participate in the conversation via chat and Q&A, registrations are on a first come first served basis, we can have up to 100 individuals, groups or classes participating in each conversation in this way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sep
24
Thu
ROC Youth Conversation @ Zoom Webinar
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Register to Attend

Capturing the Voice of Reading’s Young People in a Conversation about our community and the effects of violent crime.

The Reading ROC conversation has been commissioned by the Home Office as part of a nationwide initiative to address the causes of violent crime and mobilise local communities to deliver relevant responses within their unique context.

Young people are especially impacted by and vulnerable to violent crime and its related issues. A conversation in Reading that didn’t include the voices of our young people would be woefully inadequate; therefore we are making sure that this doesn’t happen.

Young People in Conversation about their Community and the Effects of Violent Crime.

The Aims of this Webinar:

  • To create platforms and opportunities through which young people can have their say.
  • To listen and take on board what the young people share, and faithfully representing it in the ongoing conversations with other sections of the community.
  • To facilitate creative action by young people and others in the community, that will address issues raised by the young people.

Our panelists are a mixture of young people and people who work with young people.

The Webinar options are:

Tuesday 22nd September 10.30am till 11.35am (for years 8-9)

Thursday 24th September 10.30am till 11.35am (for years 10-13)

Wednesday 23rd September time 4.30pm – 5.35pm (for years 8-13)

Register to Attend

Register your space to participate in the conversation via chat and Q&A, registrations are on a first come first served basis, we can have up to 100 individuals, groups or classes participating in each conversation in this way!