"Thornton’s book acts as a manual of best practice, showing us that we can lead both a fun and Bible-centred ministry."
Premier Youth & Children's Work
"An essential text"
Urban Saints Westbrook Director
This book has been written to help leaders grow effective Christian youth ministry from start to finish. Reading this £10, nearly 400-page book gives you over 27 years of experience. It's packed with loads of how-tos, from writing a Bible talk to leading a small group, dealing with conflict to working with parents and the wider church. It also has key values for church youth work to remind us what's important - all shared with lots of STORIES involving God's power to transform lives.
"I’d definitely recommend Dave’s book. It’s full of all sorts of useful things for youth workers at all different stages!"
Youth and Families Worker
Christ Church, Fulwood
"An invaluable resource"
Testwood Baptist Church
CHECK OUT ONE OF OUR ESCAPE ROOMS THAT CAN BE PLAYED FACE-TO-FACE OR ONLINE
Our first Escape Room has now been played by over 2000 people - youth groups, families and business colleagues.
"This escape room was a breath of fresh air!"
Gavin Rodgers, Elder/Pastor, Jubilee Church, Teesside
Face-to-face and online youth resources
Steve Conacher (Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge)
If you're meeting, but staying socially distanced, there are resources to help you out.
If you are still online and running short of ideas for games, tasks and activities, click for online resources.
What’s new with churchyouthministry.com?
Check out instructions on Socially-Distanced Resources for Hunted, Among Us and other games, and Easy Wins Round a Fire Pit. Dave's third one-minute training video for leaders is: Light and shade - keeping young people's attention high through your whole talk. If you think these resources are practical, wait till you see Dave's book. Read Dave's blog which he updates regularly - should our main focus be getting young people into the group? Check out other resources that are available, including eight escape rooms and youth discipleship resources to help young people grow to maturity outside the group. If you can't find what you need to support you in your youth ministry, please get in touch! I'll try and help.