Finding space, opportunity and input for training can be a challenge.
Whether it’s finding space in the dairy or the budget for attending a training event, getting your team together for training, or just finding a good training resource, it’s not always easy.
Well, YFC are here for you. The YFC resource team have just launched an online library of training videos… all for free.
- Watch one over a coffee break?
- Make a slot in a youth team meeting to watch and discuss one with your team?
- Send the link round to your team to watch with a cup of tea and a biscuit, and then chat about it as you set up for your next event?
- Ask for a slot in a staff meeting to watch a relevant one with the clergy and your staff team to help them understand what you do a bit better?
All the videos can be found here.
Let us know how you use them, which were most helpful and which ones you’d like to see more training around!
How can we welcome and be inclusive of children and young people with special and additional needs? The best place to start is by talking with the child/young person and their parents or carers to see what their individual needs are. But if you would like to explore some more general resources to get a broad understanding of the spectrum of special and additional needs, the Going for Growth team have some links that will help you.
The plight of refugees continues to dominate the news – with myths twisting amongst the facts. In June, Australia had Refugees Week, to allow churches focus on refugees. Although these two links (here and here)come from that Australian perspective, there is much in them to help inform leaders who may want to talk with children and young people about what’s happening in our country.
More material below:
This is the link for UK resources for Refugee Week in 2016
This is a position paper from the Churches Refugee Network 2014
A prayer for the refugee
A resource from the Church of Scotland to help young people explore immigration issues
If you’re looking for Harvest resources, the Going for Growth pages have loads. They’ve also got all-age worship ideas.
There’s also a pinterest page with links to various organisations who provide Harvest resources.
CPAS have designed a new tool called DiscipleKit; an easy-to-use website bringing together the latest discipleship resources in one place.
“We are really excited to welcome you to DiscipleKit. We hope you enjoy looking around the site, and discovering some great resources to energise your journey of discipleship. Every resource has the information you need, a link through to obtain it, and an extensive review which will help you choose the one you want.
We are beginning with a focus on resources for small groups for Adults, Youth and Children – for those who are Enquiring about Christianity, Beginning the Christian journey, or Growing along the way. But we have great plans for the site, which include resources for individuals, and additional themed resources such as those for marriage, parenting and seniors. We would love your feedback and suggestions, so do join our DiscipleKit community and tell us what you would like to see included.”
Click here to enter the site.
Tearfund believe that as youth leaders, the work you do is of the utmost importance. They hope their resources library will help you lead your young people in a conversation about Jesus and justice in their every day.
Click here to access their site.
Children Matter! have pulled together some Pentecost resources for you:
Multi-age Worship Services (UCA SA)
Celebrating Pentecost (Kids Friendly)
Pentecost ideas (Going for Growth)
Pentecost Ideas (Barnabas)
Pentecost (Max 7)
GodVenture is a web site and range of resources which aims to help families live faith together at home. The latest book uses stickers, prayer and activities to explore 12 stories from the life of Jesus.
Pub. Beech Publishing £7.50
Scripture Union are offering churches free material to arrange Light parties as an alternative to Halloween parties. These packs are free but they only have 5000 and 1000 have already been requested!
Youth for Christ have launched their brand new website YFC Resources. It’s packed full of material from all of their various discipleship and evangelism programmes, you can browse and download up to 9 sessions per year for free and then there’s a subscription fee if you want to use the material more regularly.
Rock Solid is excellent outreach material for 11-14s, Lumen is discipleship meatrial for the same age and Mettle targets the 15-18s.
Well worth a look.