CREATE newsflash!

posted Aug 23, 2010, 7:30 AM by Julian Garner   [ updated Aug 23, 2010, 7:35 AM by Simon Talbot ]

23 Aug 2010.

The new ‘Centre for Rural Training and Excellence’ to raise young leaders in youth and children’s ministry is being launched in September!

You may have heard a little of the dream we had across the local churches to develop our work with children and young people.


Well it seems that God has turned this particular dream into a reality and provided both some start up finances and two young people who want to come and live and work in our villages. Will (aged 19) and Vicki (aged 21) will be joining us in September, as the first trainees with our new Centre for Rural Training and Excellence in youth and children’s ministry.

As part of this new Centre Will and Vicki will spend the next year working in our schools, helping us to run some small groups and developing the youth and children’s ministry across the local churches. Alongside this they will be enrolled on the South West Youth Ministry foundation year, learning about youth work and discovering more about the Christian faith.


We still need to raise some more money to support them over the year, to develop new programmes and to set up an office space. So if you have any creative fundraising ideas or would like to contribute please do get in touch!


Not everyone thought the dream was possible. Taking on two students is a big step of faith and yet already we are learning to see God at work and finding there is so much more we can achieve when we work together!


Meanwhile, I pray that this story of faith might encourage you to dream big dreams with God. Why not give it a try - ask God for the impossible – just in case that is what He longs to give you! 

Rev Selina