SERVE (paused during pandemic)

The SERVE Young Leaders’ Training Course is one of the most exciting developments in our diocesan Youth Ministry.

Raising up young leaders
Raising up young leaders

SERVE came from a vision to develop the young people who were coming through the Kilbroney Adventure Camps and in general to develop young leaders across the diocese. We ran the first course in 2017.

Written by Tim Burns, our Youth Development Officer, SERVE is an eight–session discipleship course aimed at 15–18 year olds. 

It has four core elements: dinner together; a spiritual discipline ‘taster’; a chapter review of ‘Storylines’ by Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft and finally, teaching and discussion guided by the SERVE material. The participants also get some practical experience when they go along to the Kilbroney Blast Weekend as leaders. 

SERVE runs from September to November and 64 young people have graduated from the first three courses. All of them have become active young leaders in the diocese.

Find out more from our Diocesan Youth Officer, Tim Burns: