Posts Tagged ‘how to’

How To: Inspiring and Enthusing Youth in Your Services

Contributed by: Diocese of Nelson, 26 September 2016

A 10 course buffet of ideas to help your church services inspire and enthuse the youth - through visuals, involvement, prayer, worship and more.
Vibe
How does the room look and feel?


  • Is this a youth friendly space? Is it comfortable and inviting? Is it warm? freezing... See more

Mentoring & Discipleship: Mentoring Young People

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, 21 March 2016

Mentoring Young People is a practical guide for training adults to be mentors. This manual covers the mentoring process from start to finish, and includes the purpose of mentoring, questions to ask during sessions, and safe practices.
Prepared by Phil Trotter, following a request by young... See more

Developing Leaders: 10 Tips to Help You Disciple Your Young Leaders

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson, 14 December 2015

Young leaders are people who will make mistakes and fail occasionally; they aren't expected to know everything. They are being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Young leaders are allowed to ask questions about faith and life; they are allowed to wrestle with doubts and fears. They are prepared to let... See more

Mentoring & Discipleship: 10 tips for growing disciples

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson, 21 September 2015

Jesus said, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5
Disciples are people who are captivated and changed by God's grace and are in the process of becoming more like Christ. They encourage,... See more

How To: How to lead youth in prayer

Contributed by: Dion Fasi, Diocese of Dunedin, 28 July 2014

Prayer is one of the foundational practices of the Christian faith. Praying with a group of other believers is one type of prayer that can bring great blessing and encouragement to everyone involved.
Some main barriers to ‘group prayer’ are:
Shyness: many people are very shy when it... See more

Bible Engagement: How To Do A One on One Bible Study

Contributed by: Rev Peter Collier, 19 March 2014

A Simple Method for Studying the Bible One on One
It can be quite daunting meeting up with someone to look at the Bible together, especially if you have never done it before. However, even if you have never read the Bible with someone else before, it is possible to mine the riches of the... See more

Bible Engagement: How to Prepare a Bible Study

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, 19 February 2014

The heart of a good study is the questions and personal study of the passage by the leader.
 
Well Beforehand:
Be well familiar with the passage; study it yourself, maybe using these notes.
Come up with a 'Big Idea' - a 1-sentence summary of what you think the passage is... See more

How To: Planning events with purpose

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland, 17 December 2013

Whether you're planning a special youth event, service or camp, here's a step by step guide that will help your event run smoothly and take your youth to the next level.
1. Prayer
Prayer is an essential part of the planning process. It's easy to forget to take time to pray when we're... See more

How To: Leading a Small Group

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland, 1 March 2013

In a small group young people are given the space to grow in a more intimate setting. Small groups have the potential to create lasting connections with other people in an atmosphere where honesty and vulnerability is encouraged.
Physical environment
While small groups should be able to... See more

How To: How to start a youth group

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, 9 February 2013

10 Tips on starting a youth group. These are not hard and fast rules, but this is the approach that the Diocese of Christchurch found worked well when they started 11 youth groups.
1. Have your "five loaves and two fish"
Just as Jesus needed “five loaves and two fish” to start with... See more