Training, Consultancy & Chaplaincy

Can I help you with your youth work and ministry? 

Having been a youth worker for 20 years, I have picked up a thing or two along the way. 
With Applied Theological training in specialism areas of Community, Family and Youth and Ministerial Formation at a Baptist College, I am able to help churches, organisations and individuals in a range of freelance training, consultation and Chaplaincy.  

Passionate about diversity, inclusion, youth participation, intergenerational worship and justice, I am able to cover a range of bespoke conversations for you and or your team. 

Having worked alongside organisations such as Moorlands College, CYM, Frontier Youth Trust, Incarnate Network, Oasis, Salvation Army and a number of regional church associations. I am able to deliver a broad range of training in a variety of ways to suit your needs. 

My recent work has included delivery on topics such as: 
Starting a mentoring programme
Responding to challenging behaviour 
Managing your self in difficult circumstances 
Exploring detached youth work
Engaging creatively with a community 
Understanding Trans youth 
Pastoring LGBTQ teenagers

Prices do vary depending on your requirements but a guide price for training is £100 for half a day, £200 for a full day and travel expenses covered (I use public transport). I am keen to help equip the wider church body though so please do contact me regarding your specific needs, I am always happy to curate some bespoke training for a particular audience. 

Are you looking for some outside eyes, someone to provide a critical conversation, highlighting good practice, suggesting potential changes and encouraging your team? 

As a freelance consultant I am able to work with you to look at your existing practice, undertake a community profile of your context - looking at the assets already in your area & listening to those outside of your walls, provoke some questions, suggest some potential avenues and connect you and your team into wider networks. 

Prices vary depending on your requirements so please do contact me to start a conversation. I am always keen to equip the wider church!  

Are you looking for a freelance Chaplain with experience of ministry and supporting young people on the margins? Do you have a particular group of people who would gain from someone coming alongside them? 

With experience in working within a broad range of youth settings, homeless services, primary and secondary schools, uniformed organisations and detached youth work amongst marginalised youth I can help you! 

Based in a local church context part time, as an Accredited Baptist Minister in the Baptist Union of Great Britain and a JNC holder I am committed to coming alongside others and engaging in anti oppressive practice. Listening, loving and learning with others regardless of economic power, age, gender, gender identity, mental health, mental ability, physical ability, race or sexuality. I am proactive in affirming all as fearfully and wonderfully made in the of the creator God. 

Short term, one off or regular Chaplaincy are all available. Prices will vary depending on your requirements so please do contact me to start a conversation. 

Anything else? 
If there is something else you have recognised as a need in your context and you feel I may be able to help please do get in touch. I love to chat and make new connections! 

I can be contacted via email: or Twitter: @gemmadunning 

Grace and peace
Rev Gemma Dunning