YOUTH WORKERS' GATHERING
A local network for anyone involved in Christian Youth Work in Waltham Forest. Providing a space to encourage one another, chat, think, reflect and pray for one another. As part of the network we also offer training opportunities for volunteers and local youth work teams to receive expert training in areas that are relevant to Christian Youth Work.
Last year Aundrea held her first Youth Workers' Gathering. Six youth workers met with her and Ann over a late breakfast. Aundrea encouraged those present that we are here to support them as best we can, and facilitated discussion around the gap between young people and older people. We looked at the fact that everyone was young once and therefore had an understanding of what it was like to go through some of the changes that young people experience. We concluded that today’s young people have far more ‘hidden’ challenges that are not obvious such as the dominance of social media and the effect it has on individuals. Our next Youth Workers' Gathering will be held on the 21st April 2020 and we look forward to seeing what God wants to bring up through the discussion!