This online research conference, hosted by CYM, is for children and family practitioners; ministry leaders; parents/carers; students and researchers. There will be a keynote presentation by Gareth Crispin, plus paper presentations, panel discussions and opportunity to ask questions, propose research areas and network. 

We're just really keen to gather like-minded people to dialogue together about some of the issues, challenges and opportunities for research in and around children and family ministry.

If you’d like to submit a proposal of something you could talk about related to this research area, see info and submission form here. You could present some research you've already done, or share some ideas of things you'd like to do in the future - the aim is to spark some reflection and conversation together.

Please register below to join us at this exciting online event and registering also gives you access to all recorded sessions after the event.

    1. Welcome

    2. Agenda for the Event

    3. Papers & Presentations

    4. Any queries?

    1. Zoom Link

    1. Conference Videos

  • Free

Conference Host

Sarah has been involved in ministry amongst children and families for over 20 years, and has a passion to find innovative and effective ways to equip children to get closer to Jesus. After completing a Geography degree at Liverpool University (with the aim of being a weather girl or earthquake predictor!), she worked as a church-based children's worker on the Wirral, and then as a Children and Family Pastor in Altrincham, Cheshire. Alongside this work, she really enjoyed studying at Cliff College: First to gain a Level 5 Diploma in Children's Evangelism and Nurture, and then an MA in Evangelism Studies. She then took some time out of this work to be a stay-at-home mum, but in the midst of this season completed a PhD exploring the role of family in children's faith journeys. Following this, she began teaching Early Childhood Studies at Liverpool Hope University, and researching the topic of children's faith and spirituality. She is excited about her role of Director of Research, seeking to explore together how we can equip and empower the church to enhance ministry opportunities amongst children and their families.

Sarah Holmes

Director of Research