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2012 // 03

It Takes a Whole Church to Raise a Child

As youth ministry becomes more specialised, is there a danger that we are depriving young people of a vital spiritual life-source: the rest of the church? Krish Kandiah explores the impact that the segregation of youth groups could have on young people.

The Great Escape

We didn’t want to talk about residentials this month. We wanted to go on one. Cue: the adventures of Team Youthwork! See how we took on high-ropes, archery and bush craft. Plus, of course, read our super-handy residential-planning tips.

DOWNLOAD THE RESIDENTIAL PLANNING TIMELINE

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Made In Whose Image?

Whether or not we realise it, the subtly different ways in which we treat young men and women in our youth work can have powerful consequences. Director of the Sophia Network, Jenny Baker, discusses the ways in which we can ensure that young people reach their potential – regardless of their gender.

RESOURCES

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #1

When man meets God: A session plan using Acts 9, by Phoebe Thompson.

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #2

Is Jesus for everyone?: a session plan using Acts 10, by Loyd Harp.

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #3

The Church: a session plan using Acts 11, by Lydia Corbett.

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #4 / RESOURCES INTO ACTION

Commuter outreach: putting Acts into Action, by Gemma Foster.

READY-TO-USE MOVIE

Movie-based discussion resource by Tom Wade.

READY-TO-USE DISCUSSION

Discussion starter by Martin Saunders about praying continually.

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 ideas for how to best use the youth work cupboard staple: balls.

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

Despite two decades of unparalleled investment in youth ministry, the figures show that the Church is still haemorrhaging young people. Krish Kandiah explains where we’ve been going wrong, and why youth work can’t be left to youth workers.

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