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.
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.
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.
Movie-based discussion resource by Tom Wade.
Discussion starter by Martin Saunders.
Music-based discussion resource by Becky Coster.
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.
Two pages of schools work resources complied by schoolswork.co.uk.