Archives For Links

These are my youth work, youth ministry, childrens ministry and schools work links for 1st July to 31st August. For more related links, check out my links page

  • The Bible in One Year – Soul Survivor's Bible In One Year blog. A space for us all to share our thoughts, questions, inspirations and challenges as we read The Bible in One Year together!
  • Helping Parents to Train Their Children for Christ – Disciple Like Jesus – Are you interested in raising your children for the glory of God? That's a good thing, because most children from Christian homes are primarily being discipled in the ways of the world, and most are leaving the church just after finishing high school. Learn why this problem exists, and what parents, grandparents and pastors can do about it.
  • Author: More teens becoming ‘fake’ Christians – CNN.com – Kenda Creasy Dean says more American teenagers are embracing what she calls "moralistic therapeutic deism." Translation: It's a watered-down faith that portrays God as a "divine therapist" whose chief goal is to boost people's self-esteem.
  • Facebook Places as a Youth Group Game | Youth Specialties – With more than 500 million active Facebook users and the rapid expansion of GPS-enabled smart phones hitting the adolescent market, there's a good chance youth workers will need to take notice.
  • When we were young: The milestones of youth and rebellion – This Britain, UK – The Independent – Britain is facing a teen shortage. According to a recent Office for National Statistics survey, the number of teenagers – defined as the 15-24 age group – is set to decrease by 5 per cent during the next five years. This is one result of the mini "baby slump" that occurred towards the end of the Seventies – caused by more widespread family planning and poor economic conditions.

These are my youth work, youth ministry, childrens ministry and schools work links for 5th June to 29th June. For more related links, check out my links page

  • Youth & Policy Journal – Youth and Policy Journal was founded in 1982 to offer a critical space for the discussion of youth policy and youth work theory and practice.
  • Family Ministry – If you are involved in the evangelism, discipleship or teaching of parents, children, teens or all ages together in church then we invite you to join our community to share experiences, discover resources and become better equipped to grow the Kingdom.
  • Outcomes Star – The Outcomes Star™ is a unique tool for supporting and measuring change when working with vulnerable people.
  • Welcome to Slant33 – .slant33 is designed to help challenge, inspire and equip youth workers through thoughtful dialogue and varied expression from youth ministry’s leading thinkers and doers.
  • ‘Best of the Best’ Roundtable: Experts Pick the Top Methods and Resources for Youth Ministry | YouthWorker.com – There are zillions of activities, games, curricula, resources and methods youth workers can use; but which are really the best? To find out, we asked nine youth ministry veterans to pick their "Best of the Best."

These are my youth work, youth ministry, childrens ministry and schools work links for 19th April to 1st June. For more related links, check out my links page

  • Law Stuff – A website full of information about young people's legal rights. Created by the Children's Legal Centre, a charity that promotes children's rights and gives legal advice and representation to children and young people.
  • youthepilepsy.com – My name is Sarah Williams, I’m 21 years old and I have epilepsy. My Youth Epilepsy website is for young people by young people living with epilepsy.
  • Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids | Video on TED.com – Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.
  • Quest – QUEST is divided into seven sessions. Each session is designed to present Christianity in a non-threatening way. Now we are offering the entire DVD series online for FREE DOWNLOAD!
  • Youth Work Warehouse – Youth Work Warehouse is the place for finding, sharing and discussing resources for youth workers and other professionals that work with young people.


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If like me, you use a lot of Creative Commons Licensed images to illustrate your blog posts, then you’ll love this great Flickr Bookmarklet.

Usually to find an appropriate licensed image, I search Flickr then do a lot of copy/pasting to create the text that credits the artist and links back to their image.

Last week Cory Doctorow on Boing Boing asked readers to create a shortcut for this process and within a few hours the Show Flickr Attribution bookmarklet was born.

To use it, simply drag the “show flickr attribution” text into your browsers bookmark bar. Next time you are on the page of an image you want to use, click the button and a dialog box will pop up with the code required. Just copy and paste this into your post. Simples!

These are my youth work, youth ministry, childrens ministry and schools work links for 22nd March to 31st March. For more related links, check out my links page

  • PARENTS FIND FAITH VIA THEIR CHILDREN – A SUNDAY school launched at a church near Petersfield has been life-changing – for parents as well as children.
  • Orange Leaders » Just Dance! – Elementary children learn best kinesthetically. Pop culture understands the power of motion. So what defines good kid’s worship dance moves?
  • London council loses thousands of kids’ details – Barnet Council has lost records of 9,000 school children after a laptop and unencrypted USB stick were stolen
  • Will You Make A Difference? – inspirational resources to encourage the church in childrens ministry
  • Independent Safeguard Authority – Home – The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) was created as part of the Government’s Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) to help prevent unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults. Full guidance on the scheme can now be downloaded from the website

These are my youth work, youth ministry, childrens ministry and schools work links for 15th March to 19th March. For more related links, check out my links page

  • The Youth of Today – The Youth of Today offers skills, opportunities and networks to help 13-19 year olds become leaders of change.
  • exploRE: Resources for Schools – exploRE is a resource for use with 11-14 years olds as part of their Religious Education lessons in school, giving students the opportunity to investigate the Christian faith in a way that is fresh, engaging and relevant to their everyday lives.
  • exploRE TV – exploRE TV provides a collection of short dramas, vox pops and talking heads from Christians today to offer insights into just these questions.
  • About Our Boys – Lucinda Neall – Whether it is at home, in school or in our neighbourhood, adults need to engage positively with boys. If we make our boys feel valued, respected and part of the community, then they, in turn, are likely to value and respect their community, and grow into responsible citizens and loving husbands and fathers.
  • How to Set Up a Voluntary Youth Club : DOPCANDY – The idea of setting up a youth club may seem somewhat overwhelming, but it’s actually relatively straightforward. This is how to do it.

These are my youth work, youth ministry, childrens ministry and schools work links for 7th December to 23rd February. For more related links, check out my links page

These are my youth work, youth ministry, childrens ministry and schools work links for 25th October to 25th November. For more related links, check out my links page

  • New Generation – New Generation is a cross-denominational organisation aiming to connect young Christians from all different backgrounds and denominations, and unite them in Christian school groups focused on prayer and outreach.
  • Breathe Resource – Breathe is a resource for the spiritual development of 16-19 year olds, encouraging them to explore and consider themes of belief, journey and values through a series of interactive, experiential meditations and activities.
  • Youthwork Magazine Feature: Video enhancement – A great selection of 25 YouTube tools and enhancements for using and downloading online video.
  • Orison – Interactive Prayer Spaces for Schools – Orison is an interactive spiritual experience, encouraging people of all ages
    to engage with prayer using creative, hands on activities.
  • Route One | Home – Route One is a Christian educational initiative based in the South-East of Essex. We aim to be a educational resource for local Secondary Schools, to supplement the delivery of the R.E. & P.S.E. national curriculums. In addition to this ROUTE ONE is designed to help train, equip and give experience to churches enabling them to effectively communicate the message of Jesus within their communities and towns.
    To do this we have developed an interactive exhibition on board a double-decker bus. The resource is a unique and inspiring environment aiming to help people explore the significance of Jesus and the message of the Bible. It's multi-media dual purpose means it can be used to deliver a variety of interactive lessons in schools or, alternatively, for outreach in town centres and at community events.

These are my youth work, youth ministry, childrens ministry and schools work links for 1st October to 22nd October. For more related links, check out my links page

These are my youth work, youth ministry, childrens ministry and schools work links for 7th September to 29th September. For more related links, check out my links page