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2012 // 05

World Changing

In the first of a two-part series, youth work veteran, Fuzz Kitto, examines some of the global influences that affect youth cultures, and the implications for our youth ministry in 2012 and beyond.

Get set go for the Olympics

The biggest British sporting event of the decade will be upon us in a matter of weeks. Christians in Sport’s Ian Lancaster unpacks ten ways to engage with young people through the 2012 Games.

When I run I feel his pleasure

Historically, Christians have struggled to understand the value of physical exercise. Jenny Baker explores the inter-connectedness of mind, body and spirit and suggests that God’s purposes cannot be fully satisfied unless we pay attention to all three.

RESOURCES

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #1

Parables: the lost sheep and coin, by Becca Dean.

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #2

Parables: the lost sons, by Joel Toombs.

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #3

Parables: the rich man and Lazarus, by Phoebe Thompson.

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #4

Parables: the pharisee and the tax collector, by Luke Davydaitus.

READY-TO-USE MOVIE

Movie-based discussion resource by Tom Wade.

READY-TO-USE DISCUSSION

Discussion starter by Jamie Cutteridge.

READY-TO-USE MUSIC

Music-based discussion resource by Becky May.

READY-TO-USE STORYBOARD

A visual discussion prompt from illustrator Jason Ramasami.

READY-TO-USE GAMES AND ICEBREAKERS

Jimmy Young provides ideas for games both inside and outside.

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.

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Pity the poor 20-something Christian in our society. Bombarded on one side by a media and culture that urges them to have uncommitted sex at any opportunity, and on the other by a Church that tells them sharply that they should not (but they should get married and have a family), it can be a struggle. There are loads of books out there advising those trying to navigate the romantic pitfalls of modern society in a Christian way. But are they any good? Our resident 20-somethings explore these resources and reveal something of their own battles in the fields of love...

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