Helpful article on how a Church might start to re-engage with young people.
Written by James Ballantyne (but also read the helpful additional comment at the end from Arkle Bell)
“The encouragement of this piece is to think about what one thing you can do in your church to start thinking differently about young people, to start thinking about young people at all, and begin again. It is possible. Trust me”
Full article here
Yellow Braces PLUS is a weekend in the countryside for young people in school years 10, 11, 12, 13.
It will be over the weekend of Nov 23rd-25th, 2018 (You don’t have to have been at Yellow Braces).
This is a small residential event for older teenagers exploring life, faith, prayer and community.
Yellow Braces PLUS flyer Nov 2018
Places on the weekend are limited so if you would like to book a place please complete and return the following forms:
BOOKING FORM YB PLUS 2018
MEDICAL FORM YB PLUS 2018
PHOTO CONSENT FORM YB PLUS 2018
Oxford Youth are putting on some training on October 11th 2018:
“An engaging training course exploring some of the mental health difficulties that young people face, as well as ways to support them.
Trainer: Ben Lovatt”
For more information and booking click here
Loving this approach to mission training and experience in Baltimore.
“It’s not a typical approach to Christian missions and outreach, but it’s a critical part of The Center’s work. An innovative mission program launched seven years ago by the Presbytery of Baltimore, The centre hosts church groups from throughout the United States, connecting them with Baltimore churches engaged in outreach ministry in the city. At The Center, the volunteers not only do good works; they also immerse themselves in the theology of missions and the social and economic roots of poverty and race”
What we can learn from the Chris Pratt Video, Yellow Braces Plus, The ‘Shuffle’ resource and more.
The Church of England Safeguarding handbook has been updated and is available here
St Michael & St Mary Magdalene, Easthampstead
Youth and Family Outreach Leader
- Are you called to lead youth and family ministry in a large and diverse Anglican parish?
- Do you have a vision and gifts to engage with young people and families?
- Do you have a heart for mission and a proactive approach to community outreach?
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire
Salary: £20-25,000 pa depending on experience
Parish information and application papers available on our website: www.stmichaelseasthampstead.org.uk
It was quite a surprise to see that Soul Survivor will end in 2019 as it has been part of the youth ministry landscape since 1993. Good to see the wisdom and courage involved though in discerning that it was time to stop.
“Right from the start of Soul Survivor, we always said that when God told us to stop, we would. We believe that time has come, and we want to be obedient. We’ve always been humbled by the amount of support you’ve shown us, and so we know some of you may feel sad about this decision.”
A gathering in Burford for 11-18s exploring faith and Identify.
Sept 22nd. Booking required
All details here