Beyond Conference 2023

Thursday 12th October 2023, 10am – 4pm

Three Trees Community Centre, Birmingham

Tickets £60 for Non-members / £36 for FYT & CURBS Members

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Frontier Youth Trust ( and CURBS ( are partnering to host the BEYOND Conference. We recognise that most children and young people no longer have a connection to a local church. The old patterns of ministry to children and young people within our walls has to change. As such we are hosting a learning day for those interested in connecting with children and Young people BEYOND the walls of the Church.

The day will create space for Youth and Children’s work practitioners to share stories from their practice. A collection of speakers will deliver short Ted talk style presentations followed by roundtable discussion.

Gather with us on the 12th October to challenge and inspire each other as we dream BEYOND our own walls.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Amie Buhari – theatre, drama and inclusion
  • Dave Joyce – challenging the church model
  • Sara Barron – urban children’ work
  • Jenny Lambourne – play therapy
  • Gemma Maddle – forrest mentoring
  • Dionne McCreedy – open youth clubs
  • Alfie Prothero – on working between politics and faith
  • Jacob Holme – on mystery and sacrament with young people

Announcing a special presentation by the young people of the Prophetic Dreamers project. Which is a new FYT project working with young people to create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ Christian young people.  

Members discount. A 40% discount is available to CURBS and FYT members. Membership is free and available for those journeying with children and young people on the margins. To sign up as a member, or for members who don’t have the discount code, email or

Lunch will be provided on the day.

Parking – there is free on-street parking around the venue.

Frontier Youth Trust is a movement journeying with young people on the margins of church and society. Across the UK our members are working with young people in local communities, creating new possibilities, advocating for change, and calling more to join the pioneer movement. Together we are a movement building a better world for young people.

CURBS (Children in Urban Situations) is a small Christian charity that resources and trains church-linked children’s workers in inner cities and on outer urban estates. CURBS advocates strongly for an approach to children which starts in their urban world, values their spirituality and recognises their developmental needs.

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