500 Prayers for Young People

Prayers for a new generation

Author: Martin Saunders

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 618

A prayer book for teenagers, containing prayers in a range of styles, divided thematically.

Youth Work from Scratch

How to Launch Or Revitalize a Church Youth Project

Author: Martin Saunders

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 173

View: 284

Many churches and Christian organizations have plowed money and resources into youth ministry programs only to see their initiatives wither along with their confidence and enthusiasm. As the longtime editor of Youthwork magazine, Martin Saunders has witnessed the fate of these programs but he also has observed programs with vitality and longevity that have made long-lasting differences in youths’ lives. In Youth Work from Scratch Saunders condenses his considerable experience into short, easily digestible chapters that address the nuts and bolts of a successful youth program. He uses case studies to illustrate his principles and addresses starting new programs as well as regenerating existing ones. Saunders tackles both practical issues—such as how to handle a first term as a leader, how to encourage young people to lead, how to build for the long term, recruiting and training volunteers, and what to do when leaders run out of steam—and strategic questions—such as formulating and communicating a clear vision, and identifying appropriate models of youth ministry. Additionally, the book doesn’t neglect attention to the spiritual essentials such as adopting strong spiritual disciplines and soliciting prayer support. Youthwork from Scratch is a must for any church leader involved in youth ministry.

500 Prayers for Catholic Schools & Parish Youth Groups

Author: Filomena Tassi

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 166

View: 800

Whether you need a prayer for the beginning of class, a parent or staff meeting, a saint's day, or the liturgical season, you should find what you need in this collection of prayers. Some prayers are prepared for specific annual events, some for general occasions, but all can easily be adapted to a school or parish's situation and needs.

The Ideas Factory

100 discussion starters to get teens talking

Author: Martin Saunders

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 178

The Ideas Factory is a priceless resource for anyone working with young people. It contains 100 adaptable discussion starters: a brief story, usually factual, followed by a series of provocative questions. The stories explore topics relevant to young people, including relationships, technology, and emotions; an important biblical concept, such as giving, the afterlife, or love; and the main stories and themes of the Bible. The questions begin with general issues, before moving on to what the Bible has to say. Extra questions are included for use with unchurched young people. This revised and updated edition has up-to-date examples and references to connect with today’s young people.

The Beautiful Disciplines

Helping young people to develop their spiritual roots

Author: Martin Saunders

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 773

Packed with practical activities, engaging stories, and relevant explanation, this photocopiable resource will be a powerful tool to help young people develop a deep-rooted and lasting faith. Martin believes that many young believers today practise a dangerously brittle faith. They need to be led deeper, to a faith rooted not in the personalities of their leaders or the hype of big events, but in a disciplined direct relationship with God. This book provides practical tools to help youth leaders to teach their teenagers to pray, study the Bible, live more simply, and discover the value in other ancient disciplines such as fasting, solitude, study, worship and celebration. There are 10 short chapters, each suitable for one session. Each begins with background information for the leader, then provides a study section with practical exercises. Each concludes with questions suitable for discussion in small groups.

If you can talk to young people, you can talk to anyone

Author: Martin Saunders

Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 572

A simple guide for volunteers, businesses, healthcare practitioners, the police, potential teachers and anyone who wants to run sessions with groups of young people -whatever the message. Based on a successful training model that has been used by the author with a whole range of professional, business and volunteer groups over several years. As the title suggests -it is relevant to the way you engage any audience! It's easy to make a message complicated. It's much harder to make it simple!

The Ideas Factory

100 Adaptable Discussion Starters to Get Teens Talking

Author: Martin Saunders

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 378

The Ideas Factory is a priceless resource for anyone working with young people. It contains 100 adaptable discussion starters: a brief story, usually factual, followed by a series of provocative questions. The stories explore topics relevant to young people, including relationships, technology, and emotions; an important biblical concept, such as giving, the afterlife, or love; and the main stories and themes of the Bible. The questions begin with general issues, before moving on to what the Bible has to say. Extra questions are included for use with unchurched young people. This revised and updated edition has up-to-date examples and references to connect with today's young people.

Games with a Purpose

200 icebreakers, energizers, and games that make a point

Author: Martin Saunders

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 167

Games with a Purpose mixes energizing, entertaining games with learning points to create an invaluable resource for working with groups aged 9 and above. Categorized around popular topics this collection of games has something to suit every situation – from games needing little or no preparation or equipment, to big, memorable games that will stay with your group for a long time. Every game is followed by suggestions for further discussion, and the index of themes makes it easy to locate the right game for any session. Use this book in conjunction with the discussion starter resources The Ideas Factory and The Think Tank and you will have all you need to prepare a complete session.

The Think Tank

100 adaptable discussion starters to get teens talking

Author: Martin Saunders

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 714

God, the Great Storyteller, chose to communicate with us through story – in fact a great library of stories, filled with heroes, villains, sex, violence, intrigue, sacrifice and redemption. The Think Tank gives young people an opportunity to explore their world through stories, and to relate it to the incredible story of the Bible – perhaps for the first time. Here are 100 stories designed to provoke discussion, followed by penetrating questions which relate the stories to biblical bedrock. The stories are in four parts: WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT? – Unbelievable stories, all absolutely true! INSPIRING INDIVIDUALS – Stories of celebrities, public figures and other people of note making a positive difference. WHAT WOULD YOU DO? – Ethics explored through stories, many based on real events. TALKING MOVIES – A major bonus: 25 movie clips that pack a punch with young people, and all the background and questions you’ll need to facilitate discussion around them. This updated edition brings refreshed material that will speak to today’s young people.

The Think Tank

100 Adaptable Discussion Starters to Get Teens Talking

Author: Martin Saunders

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 304

View: 328

A priceless youth resource from the author of The Ideas Factory--stories to make the heart beat faster and the brain think harder Here are 100 discussion starters presented on two-page spreads, making the book an invaluable pick-up-and-use resource for busy youth workers. Each explores a topic pertinent to young people, such as drugs, truancy, or parental relationships; or an important biblical concept such as giving, the afterlife, or love. The book is split into four sections: Would you believe it? (Quirky and strange true stories) Inspiring individuals (Life and testimony stories) What would you do? (Ethical and moral dilemmas) Characters (Questions of character illustrated from famous movies) Each section contains 25 stories, each of which is supplied with three banks of questions: Opening up, Digging deeper, and Taking it to the Word.