2012 // 11
What’s the point of the parachurch?
Jenny Baker talks to the leaders of Christian organisations and asks: is the parachurch a brilliant support to, or a drain on the resources of, the local church?
Youth work is for life (not just until next Christmas)
Is there an age limit to youth work? Jo Swinney explores the pros and cons of sticking it out for the long haul, and David Howell gives advice on how to develop professionally in your youth work.
Tough Texts: The Old Testament
Alongside a new series of meeting guides, Greg Downes picks apart the tricky texts from the Old Testament that your young people are struggling with.
ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #1
Old Testament tough texts: Do God’s moral standards change? By Andy Peck.
ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #2
Old Testament tough texts: Why is God so angry? By Andy Ollerton.
ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #3
Old Testament tough texts: Does God have favourites? By Dave Thornton.
ADAPTABLE MEETING GUIDE #4
Old Testament tough texts: Why is there so much prophecy? By Alice Boyle.
Movie-based discussion resource by Tom Wade.
Discussion starter by Jamie Cutteridge.
Music-based discussion resource by Becky May.
A visual discussion prompt from illustrator Jason Ramasami.
READY-TO-USE GAMES AND ICEBREAKERS
Jimmy Young provides some games involving boxes.
READY-TO-USE SAINTS AND MARTYRS
Resource for youth workers using the lectionary.
Two pages of schools work resources compiled by schoolswork.co.uk.