Part of helping to equip others comes through sharing resources that we’ve created but much of it comes through signposting you to the fantastic work of others.
We’re always trying to update and add to these resource pages. Let us know what you need ideas or advice about and we’ll get searching or writing. Also let us know if you’ve come across something that you think could help others.
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Pick ‘n’ Mix Resources
Pick ‘n’ Mix is created right here in the offices of Blackburn Diocese by the youth team. Aimed at 14-18 year olds, each Pick ‘N’ Mix resource allows you to create a session that’s perfect for your youth group by providing 3-4 activity options for each section. Take a look at the resources for the seasons created so far:
Easter Pick N Mix
Exams Pick N Mix
Exam Pick ‘N’ Mix is a way to celebrate the end of the exam period, as well as look at the future in hope and focused on God. A definite way to release the worries and stress in a fun and God-focused way.
Take a look at our Exam Postcards which you can send to your young people during the exam period to support and encourage them. Click here to visit the shop page.
Christmas Pick N Mix
No Trick, All Treat
No Trick All Treat Pick ‘N’ Mix guides you and your youth group through the tricky season on Halloween, learning how we can be a shining light for Jesus. WARNING: Contains activities that involve fire.
Other Exciting Resources
Thy Kingdom Come
We have created two resources to using during Thy Kingdom Come this May. One is a downloadable prayer card for your young people and the other is a pew card to encourage your congregation to pray for the young people in your parish. Take a look at the Thy Kingdom Come page to find out more and order your free pew cards.
£4 for a pack of 20 with four unique designs, click here to purchase.
The heart and vision behind the production of these postcards is to help churches to stay connected with, and communicate how much those sitting exams are loved, supported and valued. Exam session is often a period of disconnection for young people so the exam postcards act as a way to send a personal message of support and encouragement to them during this time. Whether you send one or four to each young person, these cards have the potential to make a huge impact.
You could also use them as an invitation to an event to mark the end of exams. Such an event would be a great way to reconnect with young people post exams. We will soon be releasing an Exam Pick ‘n’ Mix (which you’ll be able to download above), which provides a variety of ideas to help the young people truly celebrate the end of this time period, whilst an opportunity to reflect on the future with hope.
Helpful Links to Resources