4 // 2014

2011 // 11

2011 // 11


The ministry of grief

Following the riots of August 2011, contemplative youth ministry specialist Mark Yaconelli considers the reality of grief and how, at its heart, ministry is a response to that grief.

Supporting youth work

Without guidance and help from leaders, mentors and peers, our youth work can go badly awry in the long term. Experienced youth work adviser Pete Maidment explores the vital subject of supervision, looking practically at three key areas in which we can allow others to support and speak into our lives and our work with young people.

Deep roots

Youthwork Editor Martin Saunders unpacks his belief that youth ministry is producing ‘brittle’ disciples, and looks at how reconnecting teenagers with the ancient spiritual disciplines can provide them with firm foundations for life-long faith.

Unashamed youth ministry

Jon Jolly and explores why Christian youth work must become more open about its purpose by reflecting on its practice and not being afraid of its Christian voice.

RESOURCES

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #1

A meeting guide exploring spiritual gifts by Rob Tugwell.

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #2

John Allan looks at the difficult times in the Christian life.

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #3

As session plan looking at the global church, by Jonny Goodchild and Helen Crawford.

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #4

Luke Briggs introduces the concepts of heaven and hell.

READY-TO-USE MOVIE

Movie-based discussion resource by Tom Wade.

READY-TO-USE DISCUSSION

Discussion starter by Martin Saunders.

READY-TO-USE MUSIC

Music-based discussion resource by Becky Coster.

READY-TO-USE STORYBOARD

A visual discussion prompt by illustrator Jason Ramasami.

READY-TO-USE GAMES AND ICEBREAKERS

Jimmy Young provides games, ice-breakers and energisers to spice up your youth programme.

READY-TO-USE SAINTS AND MARTYRS

Resource for youth workers using the lectionary.

SCHOOLS WORK

Two pages of schools work resources complied by schoolswork.co.uk.

See past issues

Storyboard: The Parable of the Grass & Stone

AMG Spiritual Gifts

Definition of Spiritual Gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12:

Message of wisdom (v. 8 )
Receiving wisdom to act or respond in a certain way.

A message of knowledge (v. 8 )
Receiving knowledge of information that you do not/could not humanly know.

Faith (v. 9)
Acting and praying in complete belief that something will come to pass.

Healing (v. 9)

Martin Saunders reflects on the surprise box office hit, The Help, and what it has to say to the Church in 2011...

Every summer seems to bring with it a new publishing phenomenon. Once we were transfixed by Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, another year we were compelled to Eat, Pray, Love. This summer’s poolside/train carriage read of choice was – from nowhere – The Help...

Without guidance and help from leaders, mentors and peers, our youth work can go badly awry in the long term. Experienced youth work adviser Pete Maidment explores the vital subject of supervision, looking practically at three key areas in which we can allow others to support and speak into our lives and our work with young people.

Jamie Cutteridge reflects on the Youthwork Summit...

Let me be honest. I heard about the 'surprise' ending to the Youthwork Summit on the way up to Manchester. I was underwhelmed. Youth ministry legend Mark Yaconelli disco dancing? Really? The author of 'Contemplative Youth Ministry' busting some moves to end this event that the team had poured so much into? To be frank, I dismissed it as a cheap gimmick. I was wrong.

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