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2011 // 09

2011 // 09

Summer highs and ancient rhythms

Is the hype of summer festivals detrimental to faith development or does it hold a legitimate place in the spiritual calendar? Youth ministry legend Fuzz Kitto explores the Old Testament rhythm of festival and synagogue and applies it to modern youth ministry.

Spiritual walk

The ancient practice of pilgrimage has held spiritual significance for believers across the world through the ages. Journalist Johanna Derry talks to youth workers who have incorporated pilgrimages into their programme and discovers how the lives young people have been impacted through the experience.

Young People and Worhip

Lecturer Steve Emery-Wright takes an in-depth look at youth worship and asks: how can we empower young people to worship in an authentic way that transcends musical style and helps them to connect with God? The first of two parts.

RESOURCES

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #1

A session plan considering what it means to be a Christian by Martin Saunders.

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #2

Prayer and Bible-reading session plan by Martin Saunders.

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #3

‘Meet the family’ – a session plan exploring Church, by Helen Crawford.

ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #4

A session plan on the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian, by Helen Crawford.

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.

 

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Ready for it? No, me neither.

But don’t panic! You never will feel truly ready for another season of youth work (says he after 37 years in the job). And there are quickfire ways of getting yourself a bit more up to speed – not least via the Internet.

The summer is over, the last of the mud is off your flip-flops and September has once again jumped into view out of nowhere. So here at Youthwork HQ we want to guide you through this first week. We know you’ll have rotas and an annual plan already filed, printed in triplicate and circulated, but often in the busyness we miss out some start-of-year essentials.

So here are 10 of our suggestions to make the rest of your year at least 7% better...

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