Reaching those who engage in youth and children’s work is paramount to the work of Dan Jones, the Youth and Children’s Adviser. ‘Newslink’ is a free newsletter produced by Dan three times a year at Easter, Harvest and Christmas, providing youth and children’s leaders with relevant articles, stories, ideas, new resources and training opportunities in and around the diocese. Read the latest and back issues here.
In this day and age, churches are frequently being reminded to take responsibility for the care and well being of children and young people within the life of their church, and be accountable for the work they do. "Child Friendly Church" is a scheme to help with this.
The creators of Youthwork magazine have a new publication aimed at people who work with under 11s at church.
Childrenswork magazine has some top quality resources on their website, and they are giving away free copies for people who want to try the magazine out.
You can also get a free copy of Youthwork magazine from their site.
If you’re thinking about at spicing up your family Christmas services this year, and I don’t mean serving mulled wine (although how great would that be!), here are a few clips from YouTube that retell the nativity story all with a visual edge to them - enjoy…
This worship idea is a reflection based on Psalm 46 - "Be still and know that I am God."
It was first presented at the Next Generation conference in October 2011. You can use this video file or Powerpoint presentation to try it yourself.