Welcome to Antikipper, home to the children, youth, young adult and family ministry for the Anglican Diocese of BC.
Here's what we offer throughout the Diocese:
Consultations: a one-off visit or a series of meetings with clergy, volunteers, leaders or the whole church.
Guidance: on various subjects including employing a worker, youth & emerging worship, fresh expressions and best practice.
Training: one off or ongoing support – especially for volunteer youth leaders. Regular training days or tailor made for you!
Inspiration: preaching and teaching linked to youth and children's work and engaging communities.
Vision: help with vision and strategy for youth and children’s work
Resources: pointing in the right direction for finding what you need.
We will help you discover the questions to the answers you are seeking!
"What on earth is Antikipper?" you ask.
Have you ever had the feeling that there is pressure coming from every direction? You feel as though you started as a well rounded person but have been squished flatter and flatter- and ended up like a kipper, flat! "A kipper has no backbone, is flat and looks both ways at once!" wrote Gina Ingram & Jean Harris in Delivering Good Youth Work
With the outside pressures that we all face it is difficult to become and remain the well rounded person God wants us to be. Antikipper is here to explore those pressures and provide some notes against the flow.