How hard is it to make sure your leaders have had adequate training in health and safety? People are so busy that getting them together in one place to spend the time required to train is challenging to say the least, and is made even more difficult by the fact that many will not see this topic as... See more
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Our pick of the best websites, books, and other tools for youth ministry.
These books are for youth leaders looking for practical youth ministry reads. All these books can be borrowed from the John Kinder Theological Library via their online catalogue: firstly, become a member, and then request the title(s) you want by following the steps outlined here. If the... See more
Street Stories is a two-part series of DVD resources designed to build emotional resilience and empathy in intermediate age students. It is packed full of gritty street stories about real people who overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The stories are hard-hitting and honest, telling the... See more
Looking for a resource for discipling young Christians? Growing Young Disciples is a series of discipleship studies, written by experienced Australian youth pastor, Tim Hawkins.
Aimed at younger teens, these short studies give a simple, scripture-based overview of what it means to follow Jesus.... See more
Kahoot! is a free online tool which makes it easy to create fun, multiplayer quizzes. These quizzes are great for youth group - play them just for fun or use them as a learning tool. See more
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Just as you can draw life-giving, refreshing water from a well, Youth Ministry Well offers refreshment that will deepen your youth ministry and strengthen your faith in God.... See more
Engage is a new way to engage with God through scripture. Created by Scripture Union NZ, its a daily Bible reading app that is aimed at getting young kiwis exploring the Bible every day.
New audio Bible readings, along with discussion questions you can follow with on-screen, are released every... See more
Life saving skills at your fingertips! The New Zealand Red Cross has a free first aid app. It's a comprehensive pocket guide to first aid and emergency response. It features simple, easy advice on everyday first aid scenarios, as well as tips on how to prepare for natural disasters and... See more
This is one of Phil Trotter's favourite resources! He highly recommends that every youth group has a copy of the Student's Guide to the Bible.
It’s a great resource just to have lying around the youth room. Because of its magazine style format– young people will pick it up and read... See more
Here's our top 5 places on the web for youth ministry! At each of these sites you'll find plenty of quality, free youth ministry resources, ideas and inspiration.
This is the site that inspired RESOURCED! Best adjective: abundance! With thousands of... See more
These books are for youth leaders asking, 'What's the next step?'. Combining a biblical framework with cultural insight and an honest critique of the church, they provide new thinking and understandings of youth ministry that may challenge current practice, counter inculturation, and offer ways... See more
There are so many great books out there on youth ministry, but it can be hard to know just which to read. These five books cover Youth Ministry 101. All have proven the test of time in delivering sound theology and practice for making disciples of our young people. Filled with practical ideas for... See more