As a leadership team, you need to have a clear policy about smoking at youth events as there are issues of role modelling, self-control, health and anti-social behaviour to consider. It is generally advisable to ban smoking during youth group. At... See more
Young people share openly about character formation and pray together in a supportive small group. Use the green Fruit of the Spirit cards and/or the blue Kingdom Traits cards (gifted to participants at The Abbey 2018). Alternatively, you can print... See more
Depression has been described as the common cold of Western mental illness. In "Defeating Depression", Belinda Stott explains the six different types of depression and how to heal from each of them. The framework provided for this talk has been... See more
A youth takeover is a great way to give your young people a chance to stretch themselves and have a go at leading!
There are lots of different ways for doing this, but a couple of ways that we have found have worked well is having a youth-led... See more
Disappointments and losses are a normal part of life, so sooner or later everyone will have to process grief.
In 'Good Grief', Belinda Stott explains what grief is, how to work through it and how to know when you're healing. In addition,... See more
Not sure if that movie is suitable for your next youth event? Common Sense Media is a great tool for honest reviews on current movies (including the perspectives of parents and young people) that cover issues like content, themes and language. There... See more