500 Prayers for Young People

Prayers for a new generation

Author: Martin Saunders

Publisher: Monarch Books

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Category: Religion

Page: 256

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

500 Prayers for Catholic Schools & Parish Youth Groups

Author: Filomena Tassi

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

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Category: Religion

Page: 166

View: 378

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.

Youth Work from Scratch

How to Launch Or Revitalize a Church Youth Project

Author: Martin Saunders

Publisher: Monarch Books

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Category: Religion

Page: 173

View: 858

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.

The Beautiful Disciplines

Helping young people to develop their spiritual roots

Author: Martin Saunders

Publisher: Monarch Books

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Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 826

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.

Games with a Purpose

200 icebreakers, energizers, and games that make a point

Author: Martin Saunders

Publisher: Monarch Books

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Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 266

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

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Page: 304

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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.

Reasons for Living

Education and Young People's Search for Meaning, Identity and Spirituality : a Handbook

Author: Marisa Crawford

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

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Category: Education

Page: 518

View: 733

Explores the development and psychological function of meaning, identity and spirituality in the lives of young people. This can contribute significantly to the professional background of those engaged in the education and care of youth in various contexts.

Geography of Religion in Japan

Religious Space, Landscape, and Behavior

Author: Keisuke Matsui

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Science

Page: 199

View: 865

This book discusses modern aspects of Japanese religion in terms of cultural geography. To understand the function of religion, it is essential to examine it in the context of local societies. One of the distinguishing characteristics of Japanese religion is its diversity; indeed, it is often remarked that “Japan is a museum of religions.” In this work, the author clarifies some geographical aspects of the complex situation of Japanese religion. Chapter 1 discusses the trend of geographical studies of religion in Japan, of which four types can be identified. Chapter 2 focuses on certain characteristics of Japanese religious traditions by discussing tree worship and the landscape of sacred places. Chapter 3 clarifies regional divisions in the catchment areas of Japanese Shintoism by analyzing the distribution of certain types of believers. The author discusses two case studies: the Kasama Inari Shrine and the Kanamura Shrine. Chapter 4 discusses some modern aspects of sacred places and tourism through two case studies. The first part of the chapter focuses on changes in the types of businesses at the Omotesando of the Naritasan Shinshoji-Monzenmachi, and the following sections examine the revitalization of the local community through the promotion of religious tourism.