2011 // 12
No ceiling to hope
Patrick Regan works right in the heart of some of the areas worst hit by the recent riots. In a culture whose narrative speaks of a ‘lost generation’, Patrick challenges us to inspire young people to dream bigger and aim for more.
Sorting out our inner worlds and changing harmful behaviours is a high priority for many young people and a desired skill for most youth workers. Dr. Rob Waller explores what counselling is and how to practice some basic skills.
Fighting the greed epidemic
Writer, speaker and campaigner Danielle Strickland asks how we can practically stand against the ‘fat spirit’ of the modern age, and in so doing liberate young people from the grasp of a culture that demands they define themselves through what they own.
Mentoring: mobilising the village
Youth worker Fraser Keay has started mentoring programs in two churches, and presents a practical guide to doing the same, as well as explaining why this should be a key priority in your youth ministry.
ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #1
Christmas-themed meeting guide based around Matthew 1, by Helen Crawford.
ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #2
Christmas-themed meeting guide based around Matthew 2, by Nate Morgan Locke.
ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #3
Christmas-themed meeting guide based around Luke 1, by Dot Tyler.
ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #4
Christmas-themed meeting guide based around Luke 2, by Joel Toombs.
Movie-based discussion resource by Tom Wade.
Christmassy 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 festive games, ice-breakers and energisers to spice up your Christmas 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.