Diocese of Portsmouth

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Finding the right resources for your group and activity is one of the important aspects of working with children, young people and families. We have a wealth of experience in this area and are able to advise what might work in your local situation. We offer advice on the following areas:

  • The right curriculum materials for teaching – including Young Church Magazine
  • Confirmation and baptism resources
  • Messy Church stuff – glorious messiness!
  • Fun items/activities that make your programme buzz!
  • Craft ideas – If you’re looking for craft materials go here
  • Advice on residential and activity centres
  • Advice on summer camps, pilgrimages and festivals
  • Music and technical bits – how to make videos on smart phones, etc.
  • Other

Useful links to other websites

• A really useful video to be shown in our churches from thirtyone:eight: for parent(s), carers, volunteers, church leaders and everyone in our respective congregation’s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jgG15L1fa8

• Diary of a Disciple – Luke’s Story: Scripture Union New Holiday Club for this year: https://content.scriptureunion.org.uk/.../diary-di...

• Youthwork Essentials: https://www.youthscape.co.uk/yse

• Limitless Leaders Children & Youth Leaders Conference Swanwick, 18-20 January 2022https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H4wpgQShgw

• Equip 2022 ‘Youth and kids leaders conference’, Saturday 5 February, London:  https://stjamesmuswellhill.churchsuite.co.uk/event...

• National Youth Ministry Weekend (in Birmingham) 18-20 November 2022 (600 booked in so far in last 2 weeks): Details: https://www.youthscape.co.uk/nymw

• Youth Evangelism Conference: ‘If not now, when?’ Saturday 5 March (both in-person & online): https://theyec.uk/

• BOOST: RE-IMAGINING SCHOOLS WORK “Exploring a New Normal for Schools Ministry.” Saturday 12 March in London.  Re-imagining Christian voluntary work in schools in the light of all we have learned during the pandemic! https://www.separtnership.org.uk/boost

• RE:QUEST ‘A space for resources to help RE Teachers and their students explore the Christian faith’ from Youth For Christ: https://request.org.uk/what-is-request/

• ‘The Sex Thing – Reimagining conversations with young people about sex’ by Rachel Gardner: https://spckpublishing.co.uk/the-sex-thing

• Introduction to a Church - Primary School initiative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvEBYlycwRA Interested in knowing more and if relevant for you…your church…an area you know? Call 01753 201992 wayne@ccischools.org.uk 

• Sport Plus: https://www.christiansinsport.org.uk/events/sports...

• Reboot your leadership: www.stretch-your-life.com/reboot

• Some ministry opportunities: (Youth for Christ) https://player.vimeo.com/video/472561593?h=54bd60e...

\• Some ministry opportunities (PAIS) https://www.youtube.com/c/PaisMovement/featured

• Online Resource Hub from Alive Family Worship: https://support.microsoft.com/.../make-your-powerp...

• Limitless Year: 4 occasions: 18-20 January, 12 February, 6-10 August & 8 October: https://www.facebook.com/LimitlessElim/videos/8387...

• Christian Youth Work Training website: www.cywt.org.uk

• Satellites: 9-13 August 2022: Details: https://www.youthscape.co.uk/satellites

• ‘Leadership 101’: by Tim Alford book: ‘Your Go-to Guide for Leading Youth and Children’s Ministries into a Brighter Future’ https://spckpublishing.co.uk/leadership-101

• Parenting for Faith: https://parentingforfaith.org/

• Prayer Spaces in Schools www.prayerspacesinschools.com

• ‘Evaluating Youth Work’ – Reflecting on your Church based Youth Ministry by Colin Bennett: https://grovebooks.co.uk/.../y-62-evaluating-youth...

• ‘Burning Down The House’: https://weare.tearfund.org/BurningDownTheHouse/

• The Message Today suitable for schools and youth groups: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN5Qgi486xw