For this session, you can use any Christmas album which includes traditional carols, rather than just Christmas songs. More

Hark! Christmas approaches: the wonderfully quiet and easy-going period of the calendar, with plenty of space and time to organise elaborate and complicated events. Possibly. Either way, there’s very little... More

As wise and astute readers will no doubt be aware, the digital world is increasingly ‘where it’s at’. The era of the printed press is under attack; more and more books are published as ebooks, anything... More

The role of games in youth work can be a matter of debate. What’s the point of them? What do they achieve? Some games can have learning sneakily inserted into them, teaching important skills and principles,... More


Working together is obviously the kind of thing we want to encourage as good, holistic, community-building, life-affirming, kingdom-growing, adjective-embracing youth workers. Admittedly most games have... More

Every four years, youth workers around the world put aside their denominational and national differences, and unite in a glorious moving-of youth-work-meetings-around-the- schedule-of-matches-at-the-FIFA-World-Cup. To... More

There comes a time when even the most skilled manipulator of group dynamics has to accept that the group could do with a little boost. A set of creative games can be a great way to work through some of... More

Having a connected theme across the games and the rest of the session can be a really helpful way to make introductions to big ideas and concepts. But sometimes, games can just be fun and have no real link... More

No matter how carefully you prepare in advance, no matter what resources you gather, no matter what best-laid plans you construct, there will always be the odd occasion when you need some games and you... More