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  1. Me too! I’m working with a group of 10 every Sunday – My thinking is that since they come between once and 4 times a month for 30-40 minutes – I need to give them user firendly tools for them to engage with God His word.
    I tried a symbol based Bible study on a printed out(so they can write on it without worries) paragraph – the paragraph about Marth/Mary Luke 10 (I think)
    upward arrow for something to do with God
    downward arrow for something to do with humans
    forward arrow for something that calls for our action
    Exclamation mark for something amazing/new/ good thing
    Question mark for something I’m not sure about or don’t understand.
    Think we’ll do another one next week so the get the idea a bit better.
    Also thinking about tangible things that act as reminders for them during the week like a iron nail – to remind them that they’re forgven and can forgive others.
    but looking forward to see what others are doing!

  2. I just picked up YouthBytes, a video curriculum, mostly for our middle schoolers. The videos are short, you can do 3-min, 6-min, or the full feature, around 10-12 mins. Then they have discussion questions. The videos are engaging and remind me of Myth Busters in their style. I haven’t had a chance to actually try it out yet (school doesn’t start for another week and we don’t start youth group until then), but I’ll have to let you know how it goes.
    @Dave, I think adding the symbols like you mentioned are a great idea! Makes expository teaching not so… well, expository. 🙂

  3. Hi Ian,
    I generally tend to write my own stuff as I’ve never found anything that just works ‘out the box’ with our groups.
    Having said that, I like the 3 year, fully customisable, FREE online sessions from Scripture Union (Light Live). The flexibility is great.

  4. Dave and Nick, thanks for the comments …. much appreciated. I’m collecting info from other sources too and will try and post a bit of a list when it’s finished.
    Thanks for the pointer to “Light Live” I will revisit it.

  5. Currently using Lightlive again, although I had a long gap when I didn’t. The comparative cheapness is a bonus (although that really shouldn’t be the criteria): Being downloadable you don’t pay publication costs, but should donate.
    I have used both Rock Solid & RS2 to very positive effect. Being so programme oriented, they pick up a lot of criticism from ‘proper’ youth workers. But for the tween age group, the fast-moving game-based approach really works.
    Its when they hit 14+ that I would encourage them to be more self-directing and would pick and mix from a range of resources.

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