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
Christmas Pick N Mix
Other Exciting Resources
Stable to the Tomb
Starting 1st January 2018 BDBE Youth will take to Twitter and Facebook to give you a 14 week resource guiding you from Epiphany to Easter Sunday. Using popular hashtags you will be able to gather together a downloadable youth group session, which will include a Bible Encouragement, Prayer Activity, Praise suggestion, challenges to take away from the group, and discussion starter videos.
The hashtags we will cover every week are:
#MotivationMonday to give you the Bible Encouragement
#WisdomWednesday to give you Prayer Activities
#FeelGoodFriday to give you Praise suggestions
#SundaySocial to give you chat challenges to take away from the group
Every two weeks there will be a video on #TalkTuesday, which will be the discussion starter for the new topic (Epiphany, Promises, Disciples, Miracles, Beatitudes, Repentance and Holy Week).
£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.
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