We all know that the most important aspect of youth work is getting the name right – but it’s also the trickiest part. Fortunately, our own Jamie Cutteridge is something of an expert in this field, and... More

What place does humour have in our work with young people? Becca Dean explores the links between spirituality and laughter, and draws on her own research in this area to present practical tips on how to... More

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Have you ever pondered on the nature of things that are greater than the sum of their parts - when things on their own are good, but when you put them altogether they become great? Have you ever wished... More

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Each month I attempt to suggest a theme for the games, or - at the very least - some kind of nominal link between them. This month’s is almost certainly more tenuous than ever. The connecting theme between... More

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If you’re running an evangelistic event, a game might be the last thing you think of including - but don’t neglect the possibilities. Doing things like running a football or dodgeball tournament can be... More

 

NEWSFLASH - youth groups begin again after the summer. Youth leaders will be fresh-faced, eager, excited, and raring to get going again after being refreshed by the long summer vacation - and hopefully... More

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Using the Bible for games could be seen as a) ridiculously cheesy and awkward, b) an underhand way to get the ‘good book’ into more general activity, c) a little bit sacrilegious, or d) simply weird. But... More

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As Jane Austen (might) have said: ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a youth worker in possession of a plate of food must be in want of a youth group’. Food is, and has always been, a real crowd... More

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You may be experiencing a nagging feeling that something is coming up soon. Some sort of event that may just dominate everything and cause the coming few weeks to be lived at an increasingly frenetic pace,... More

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To reflect on young people’s previous Christmas experiences and help them prepare mentally and spiritually to get the most of the coming season. More