2012 // 04
In an increasingly sexually progressive culture, Christian teaching on sexuality is often viewed as backward and sex-negative. Rachel Gardner unpacks some of the issues around sexual purity for today’s
young disciples and challenges youth workers why saying ‘just don’t do it’, just won’t do it.
Growing In The Gap
Youth workers spend much of their time managing gap year interns, or counselling young people on how best to spend their precious year-out. Whichever it is for you, Liza Hoeksma offers some practical advice on how to create a transformational gap year experience.
In youth group settings, the Acts 4 model of community can easily amount to little more than bring and share pizza parties. But urban monk, Jamie Treadwell, suggests that if youth leaders can learn to cultivate a model of Biblical community, it could be revolutionary.
ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #1
Dependence on God, by Beth Tash.
ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #2
Teamwork, by Jamie Cutteridge.
ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #3
Discipleship, by Claire Farley.
ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #4 / ACTS INTO ACTION
Mission week by Nate Morgan-Locke.
Movie-based discussion resource by Tom Wade.
Discussion starter by Jamie Cutteridge about ‘Dramality’.
Music-based discussion resource by Becky May.
A visual discussion prompt from illustrator Jason Ramasami.
READY-TO-USE GAMES AND ICEBREAKERS
Jimmy Young provides ideas for time-filler games.
READY-TO-USE SAINTS AND MARTYRS
Resource for youth workers using the lectionary.
Two pages of schools work resources complied by schoolswork.co.uk.