New sessions on Welcome, Expansive Language & Wellbeing

Following on from the success of these sessions earlier this year, Children’s and Youth Work and Education and Learning are offering four new sessions on RESILIENCE, led by Alex Clare-Young and Adam Scott. Four Wednesdays in January 7.15-8.45pm on Zoom.

Revd Dr Alex Clare-Young (they/them or just their name) is a URC minister in Special Category Ministry developing a new faith-based community in Cambridge City Centre.  Alex is an Associate Tutor at Westminster College and is also a writer, facilitator and activist, creating content around LGBTQ+ identities, neurodiversity, compassionate/trauma awareness and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) more broadly. Alex enjoys using creativity – in words, music, craft and design – to express their commitment to social and eco justice and to bring people together. 

Revd Dr Adam Scott is Principal of Northern College, a NSM URC minister and a chartered psychologist. He loves to explore where psychology and faith intersect and has a particular interest in wellbeing, mindfulness and human flourishing. 

10 January 7.15-8.45pm: Compassionate Welcome – with Alex Clare-Young 

Compassionate awareness is also known as trauma awareness. We will consider faith-based trauma, safe spaces, brave spaces, and the practice of compassionate welcome together at an introductory level. 

17 January 7.15-8.45pm: Inclusive and Expansive Language – with Alex Clare-Young 

This is an opportunity for anyone who compiles or writes liturgy, prayer, worship, song or copy in a church context to explore and workshop what our URC commitment to inclusive and expansive language may look like in practice.  

24 January 7.15-8.45pm: Understanding Wellbeing – with Adam Scott 

Wellbeing is about a broad understanding of health and relates to not only our physical or mental health, but also our happiness, pleasure and sense of meaning. This session will explore how people of faith can nurture their wellbeing in practical and enjoyable ways. 

31 January 7.15-8.45pm: Spiritual Care – with Adam Scott 

There is much talk about resilience in the church today, and the importance of self-care and community-care in the development of resilience. In this session we will specifically look at the role that spirituality and spiritual resources can play in enabling us to effectively care for ourselves and others.  

To register for these sessions, please go to Eventbrite URC Training or click on this link: