As a youth team we consider part of our calling to be to “equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up” (Eph 4:12). Some of this equipping 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.
Finally, if you find chatting to someone more helpful than reading please just give us a call.
We’re incredibly excited about sharing this resource with you as it’s the start of a series of resources that we’re creating for different celebrations. The layout of the resource means that you can pick the suggestion from each section that will best suit your group to create the perfect session. You’re welcome. Click here to download and use joyfully.
Engaging with 20s & 30s
Look through the slides from Kat’s talk given in the Leyland Deanery in October.
Worship, Teaching and Ministry for students, 20s & 30s.
Examples of Fresh Expressions with young adults.
Find out the latest happenings in the community of 20-35yr olds established recently by ++Justin.
Watch Ken Costa’s talk from the 2014 HTB Leadership Conference.
Prayer Spaces from Sanctuary 2015
Sanctuary 2015 was amazing and we learnt a lot about light overcoming darkness. We have put together a resource to help you recreate some of the prayer space activities that we used on the night. Click here to download.
500 Prayers for Young People
This is an amazing resource and tool which aims to help nurture praying hearts in young people who know connection and interaction with the heart of God. If you would like to purchase it you can from The Christian Resource Centre.
Lots of great creative prayer ideas from Christians all over the world.
A new and practical tool for helping people to engage with the Bible. It encourages the exploration of the Bible using natural learning preferences and preferred spiritual styles.
5 top tips from the Diocese of London.
Some simple questions to help you to reflect up and discuss God’s Word.
Soul Survivor NIV Youth Bible
It is fun to read and has lots of interesting and engaging information besides the actual Bible text, and makes an ideal beginners Bible. I would encourage you to try this for your youth Bible studies, personal devotional or preparation time if you work with young people and as a present. To buy this Bible call our office on 01254 503405.
The latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Guiding you through what’s safe, what isn’t and what you can do about it.
Take a look at our Confirmation page for confirmation information, preparation resources and follow-up ideas.
Youth Group Sessions
From The Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales, a great PDF document guiding you through exploring stewardship with young people looking at their gifts and talents.
42 short sessions for groups or individuals on a range of topics from ‘Spiritual Gifts’ to ‘What Is Heaven Like?’ Each including bible verses, prayer ideas, questions and a short reflection.
A youth session to guide your young people through the topic of poverty.
A youth group resource by Tearfund exploring the topic of Child Trafficking.
A wide range of activities to run with your young people.
Great ideas from the Diocese of Manchester.
PowerPoint from session led by Kat at Hotpot 2015.
A comprehensive manual from Christians In Sport containing everything you need to put on a sports event with a Christian message (for 11-17yr olds).
Free App containing 150 Tried & Tested Games.
A few questions to ask yourself when choosing games to use with your group.
A step by step process to help you to adapt games to use in youth group sessions.
Ethos is a series of short films created by Youth for Christ which speak creatively into issues faced by young adults.
Alpha VoxPop videos on 11 different questions such as ‘Who is Jesus?’. Great for discussion starters.
A video resource from SGM Lifewords to open discussion about why the Bible matters.
Video series looking at what we are called to do as Christians.
Video testimonies which are great for CU, assemblies and other youth gatherings.
Planning a Residential, Holidays & Events
CPAS have put together a useful sheet to guide you through planning a group holiday.
A great planning pack from the Children’s Society to help you plan a residential including good practice policies.
A fantastic guide to help you plan your residential event with your young people written by the Methodist Church.
Sex and Relationships
A series of videos about relationships to be used in your Youth Group to encourage your young people to discuss the topic.
A course about sex and relationships for young people so they become informed about their choices.
A website full of advice, information, resources and where to find help for those in need.
Helping Churches support those struggling with mental health issues.
Teens and Bereavement
Helen Houston, the Youth Worker/Chaplain at St George’s School, A Church of England Academy, has put together this exciting resource to help you support young people through loss. Full of ideas, advice, tips and resource links.
Preaching to Young People
Two of our marvellous Youth Chaplains, Ben and Opa have put together this fantastic resource of top tips and advice for preaching to young people. It’s easy to use and a great inspiration. Click here to download.
A monthly magazine containing loads of fantastic youth work ideas and resources. Many resources can now be accessed for free on their website.
A wide range of support from schools work and sports to holidays.
Offer various training, support and events.
Resources for a wide range of age groups and holiday club tips, advice and guides.
Team of young people empowered to serve Christ in communities.
Training, internships, resources, conferences and national gatherings, New Wine are all about equipping local churches to change nations.
Training, events, resources and MASSIVE summer events.
Beyond Beans and Toast
This is a book that could be given to any student heading off to university and is particularly good as an evangelistic resource. It’s a brilliant balance of being both thought provoking and useful; the stories are so clear about the life changing experience of coming to know Jesus that they really challenge people to investigate more. There are some great links at the end for people to find out more about the gospel message and link up with Christian Unions. If you know people heading off to uni this year, make sure you give them a copy!
Lots of creative, ready-to-use ideas and resources from the Church of England to help your church listen to the voice of children and young people.
Events and opportunities to help young people to be leaders in the Church of England.