Big Training Day

2nd October 2021

Join us for a day of inspiration and expert workshops for Youth and Children’s Ministry Teams.

Hosted by Limitless and South West Youth Ministries!

Please note that lunch is not provided. There are many local eateries within the area or feel free to bring a packed lunch.



Session 1


As Max De Pree once said, “the first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.” So what are the current realities that leaders of youth ministries must define? In a rapidly changing culture, what are the primary challenges that youth leaders must engage with in order to effectively reach and disciple young people today? In this seminar, Tim examines three interconnected cultural realities and asks us to consider how embracing these realities should shape our youth ministries going forward.

Session 2


Our brains are magnificent. They are complex and creative, and bear the hallmarks of a creator God! And they go through their most radical developmental changes in our teenage years. But how does it change and why is it important? In this seminar we explore how understanding the teenage brain can have a significant impact on the way we disciple young people.


Session 1


Can you imagine how different our world would be if we were to truly follow in the footsteps of Jesus? What would happen to our kids groups, families and communities if we grasped hold of John 14:12 and did “greater things than these”? In this session, Shell’s aim is to inspire world-changing mission, passionate discipleship and a zealous heart for what God has called us to do.

Session 2


A practical look on how we inspire families, working with schools and missional outreach

Tim Alford is National Director of Limitless, a lecturer in youth ministry at Regents Theological College, and author of Leadership 101. Tim is passionate about equipping leaders and communicating the gospel, having spoken at conferences, churches, and events all over the world.

Shell Perris is part of the national leadership team for Limitless Kids, a singer/songwriter and Director of Imagine Ministries – home of ‘ALIVE’ Family Worship. Shell and her husband also head up ‘Imagine For Schools’ – delivering resilience and emotional well-being workshops/training.


10:00 Arrivals & Refreshments

10:30 Opening Session

11:15 Break

11:30 Workshop Streams

12:45 Lunch Break

13:45 Workshop Streams

15:00 Break

15:15 Closing Session

16:00 Finish


Venue: Belmont Chapel, Exeter

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