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Children and Young People's Adviser
Lights for Christ is a model to help Christian disciples live out their baptismal calling to be lights in the world – to live for Jesus in their daily lives.
We do this by:
- Receiving Christ’s light (being with Jesus/deepening our relationship with Jesus)
- Walking in Christ’s light (becoming more like Jesus)
- Reflecting Christ’s light (sharing Jesus with others)
Rule of Life
Having a Rule of Life can help you take small but important steps forward in your faith journey as you grow as a disciple. Having a Rule of Life is making some decisions about the way you want to live and then living it!
The Teenage Prayer Experiment Notebook – An interactive and experiential journal introducing prayer practices to teenagers
The Beginners Bible Curriculum – introduce children to the stories and characters of the Bible with this 30-lesson children’s curriculum.
Youth Bible Study Guide (Book) – one of a series of study guides for young people
YouVersion – free Bible app containing many different versions.
Lectio for Families – a free devotional app that helps families to read the Bible and explore faith through conversation and prayer together.
Youth Work Worship – a resource exploring what worship is, why we should worship and ways in which we can worship God.
Youth Worship Songs – a list of songs that work well in a student ministry setting.
Youth Alpha – designed to engage students in conversations about life, faith and Jesus.
Christianity Explored – CY is a series of seven fast-paced sessions exploring the identity, mission and call of Jesus.
Caring for Creation – A resource pack for Christian youth five marks of mission.
Climate Justice Youth Resource – climate resources for curious, creative and caring young people who want to change the world.
Young Christian Climate Network – an action-focused community of young Christians in the UK aged 18-30, choosing to follow Jesus in the pursuit of climate justice.
Burning Down the House – a survey of 630 young Christians from the UK. 14-19 year-olds were asked about their thoughts on the climate, the church and their faith.
Youth Social Action – designed to help Careers Leaders understand the range of activities that come under the umbrella term of ‘youth social action’.
YFC – Social Action – this Home Learning Project investigates how belief in the authority of the Bible affects Christians’ lives.
Identity and well-being
Youthscape Mental Health Resource Hub – a wide range of information, resources and advice around supporting young people’s mental and emotional health – and your own.
Travelling Light at Home – a five-part journey through Advent.
Christingle Prayer – a Christingle Prayer from Lights for Christ.
Messy Church Christmas ideas – Craft ideas from St John Mexborough & St Margaret Swinton with the themes of: the story of Christingle explained, Advent wreath, Christmas cards, lollipop stick decorations, Advent baubles.
Ministry and education
Beyond the Children’s Corner (Book) – Beyond the Children’s Corner is a practical handbook to help churches become more welcoming to children and families in worship.
Children and Family Ministry Handbook – got a volunteer crisis? Need help choosing curriculum? Wondering how to balance ministry, health and life?
Christian Youth Work in Theory and Practice (Book) – Churches today face unique challenges as they seek to help young people engage with the Christian faith and youth workers, whether employed or volunteer, play a key role in supporting this process.
Go Teach – Bible teaching material for use with children and young people aged from 3 to 14 years.
Scripture Union Resources – loads of resources to help you share the good news of Jesus with the next generation.