Beyond Conference 2022

22nd September 2022, 10am – 4pm

Three Trees Community Centre, Birmingham

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

Frontier Youth Trust ( and CURBS ( are hosting a learning day for those interested in connecting with children and young people BEYOND the walls of the Church. The day will include a series of short talks from practitioners with inspiring stories of ministry in the community with opportunities for round-table discussions on each theme to explore practical tips, ideas for your work, and fresh thinking.

Confirmed speakers include:

Charis Robertson, from Hot Chocolate in Dundee, will be exploring the theme of Creativity, sharing their experiences of engaging and supporting young people across the city.

Zoe Bell from the Ashfield Detached project (a church-group living and working on an estate in the Midlands) will be sharing their experiences of engaging children and young people through fostering and adoption.

Adele Rogers from Worth Unlimited will be sharing their work supporting young people’s mental health.

Daniel Woodhouse will be talking about the two sides to racial justice.

Peter Davison will be sharing about his experience of long term urban children’s work (and why we need to get beyond messy church).

Matthew (Will) Willmott will be talking about making your club more inclusive and resources for LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Simon Jay will be talking about moving into the neighbourhood: Community work on your doorstep.

Simon Halls will be talking about growing community: how we built a beach on the green outside our house.

Amie Buhari from The Hebe Foundation will be talking about racial justice.

Plus: Explore FYT’s Resistance exhibition and meet with others engaged in youth and children’s work on the margins.

To be confirmed: More speakers will be announced soon. We are confirming speakers on the topics of LGBTQ+ youth clubs, racial justice, responding to disadvantaged families, community houses, political activism, engaging children/young people in local communities, and public theology.

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.

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