Children and young people

Youth leader and children at holiday club

Supporting and nurturing children's faith

Children and young people

We believe that children and young people can follow Jesus and be full members of the church, and that discipleship is possible at any age. They are integral to our churches, but we need to make sure there are no obstacles preventing them from getting involved.

Let the little children come to me and do not stop them.

Luke 18:16
group of teenagers sitting on picnic bench, laughing

Our work with children and young people

Ministry with and among children and young people can take many forms.

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Emily Finch, a youth and community worker from York, speaks about how she decided to buy a double decker bus with the savings her parents put aside for her, to run detached youth work for churches.

Find youth activities in your area

A Church Near You
Young people painting on paper stuck to wall Keith Blundy

Youth Evangelism Fund

Information and application form for the Youth Evangelism Fund

Young woman singing into microphone at service Zoli Szendi

The Church of England Youth Council

CEYC seeks to actively represent, enrich, and engage young people.

children play in ball pool inside cathedral Keith Blundy

What do youth and children’s ministers do?

Read about the work they do to encourage children's faith.