SERVE programme for young leaders

Thursday August 31st 2023

Connor Diocese will be running the SERVE Programme in 2023. The course is for young people and young adults aged 15 to 20 and prepares those who are exploring leadership in their local parish context.

Diocesan Youth Officer Christina Baillie said: “It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and develop character traits which are invaluable in leadership. It will equip young people and young adults to serve in their home parishes with confidence and enthusiasm.”

SERVE will include eight sessions and a Graduation event. It will begin on Thursday September 21, and each session will run from 6pm – 9pm in The Hub Chaplaincy, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast. 

The dates for all sessions are: September 21 & 28; October 5, 12 &19; and November 9, 16 &23. There will be a graduation on Thursday November 30 for participants, friends, family, leaders and clergy. 

Participants are asked to attend all sessions and there is some preparatory work for each session.

Enrolment in SERVE is £50 per participant, to cover dinner each week, a handbook, a sweatshirt as well as graduation ceremony and certificate. Participants can apply to the CIYD Young Leaders Fund for support with the cost.

The closing date for applications is Sunday September 17 2023. SIGN UP HERE. For further information, please contact Christina on

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