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RESOURCES

Some are PDFs so you can just download and go. Others are Word or Excel documents so you can download them, take out what you don't need and adapt what you do. Use them again and again.

Let me know if you've got more ideas, if there's anything else you need or if anything can be improved.

Question panels and The law

THE LAW, HEALTH AND SAFETY

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Parental consent form

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Youth leaders' role description (adult)

Young leaders' role description (youth)

Want to see more health and safety disasters like the picture above? Can you spot the dangers here?

RUNNING A QUESTION PANEL

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Question panels are great for young people, but set your panel up to win, by giving them helpful guidelines and examples of questions they may be asked. Questions like these ones:

  • If God is all-knowing then why does he allow the fall of man?

  • Why are you a Christian?

  • If you could go back in time, would you:

    • stop Hitler, or

    • meet Jesus?

  • Do you ever get bored or lose hope?

DISCUSSION STARTER IDEA

One schools' worker writes:

"I used to ask a big question each week with a few options: maybe an agree/disagree/neutral or answers I thought would be most common. as well as an 'Other' box. Then I'd get young people to vote into the boxes using plastic ball-pool balls. Very low commitment for those just walking by, with the potential to engage some in deeper conversation.

They did sometimes run off with the balls though, so if you do this then you might want to think of a way to stop that / not be too precious about whatever they’re voting with!"

Discussion idea

STEVE THE SCREEN

If you're looking for an interesting countdown before an event, search for 'Steve the Screen'. You can view one of them and buy it here. Or you can take the idea and run with it yourself, if you're the creative sort.

Steve the Screen
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STARTING OFF IN A SMALL GROUP

one-minute training videos for leaders

So, one minute isn't very long but it's a great start to train your leaders or encourage your young people to grow in their gifts.

One-minute training for leaders

Social media information for parents

Holly Byles, Youth Minister at Holy Trinity Claygate in Surrey, has written parents an excellent overview of social media that teens might be using.

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Social media for parents

Online resources for youth

Dan Bright (Youth Pastor at Greyfriars Church, Reading, UK) has put together a really helpful set of links to teaching and wellbeing resources online.

Dan's online resources

So you don't know many Bible verses?

Try the Remember Me app. It's great for you and for the young people you lead. In less than three years, I've learned over 600 verses. Click the picture below to find out more.

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Remembering Verses

MORE RESOURCES

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FIND OUT MORE AND DOWNLOAD ESCAPE ROOMS

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SMALL GROUP IDEAS

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OUTDOOR IDEAS

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CHERISHING IDEAS

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GAMES IDEAS

Links to resources

ENJOYING THESE ONLINE RESOURCES?

Get more ideas and support for your youth ministry with my book: "RAISING THE BAR: Nearly Everything You Need to Know about Christian Youth Ministry."

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