We are looking for people who are interested in taking four months to develop their skills and experience as children’s workers. Participants in the Kids ‘n’ Things Academy will take part in professional-quality children’s ministry in churches and primary schools whilst also receiving training in the theology, theory and skills required. There will be a combination of on-the-job training with teaching seminars and assignments, to equip participants for their future in children’s ministry.
OM UK’s Kids ‘n’ Things ministry was established over 20 years ago, with the aim of presenting the Christian message to primary school age children in the UK. This has been done through two main types of outreach, using creative skills such as puppetry, drama, music, conjuring and storytelling. At Christmas and Easter, the team presents professional-quality theatre-style performances in primary schools, with the aim of clearly presenting the Christian meaning behind these important festivals. At other times of year, during school holidays, the team runs one-week children’s holiday clubs in partnership with churches across the UK. Kids ‘n’ Things programmes are seen by thousands of children each year, the majority of whom have no regular church involvement.