Below are some resources available to download and use for free with your young people. If you would like to provide feedback on these resources, ask any questions or have any other resource needs, please contact Christina on email@example.com or 077533 12405.
Planning for Christmas and Advent 2020 – a new resource
With Covid-19 continuing to impact on ministry and outreach, our youth and children’s officers have launched a great resource to help clergy and leaders engage with families, children and young people as we approach Christmas and Advent.
The resource, which can be downloaded HERE, has been compiled by Connor Children’s Project Development Officer Jill Hamilton and Youth Officer Christina Baillie.
It provides ideas for family ministry, activities for children and young people, resourcing church services and even offers practical guidance for a children’s nativity.
Covid-19 – Returning to in person youth ministry
Returning to in person youth ministry, a helpful document for clergy and youth leaders which focuses on returning to youth ministry as churches move out of lockdown, can be downloaded HERE.
Please note that this is a working document and may change as guidelines around the Covid-19 pandemic are updated.
You can also download a sample Covid-19 Risk Assessment.
To support young people to stay engaged and feel valued during the period of Covid-19 restrictions, Connor Youth Officer Christina Baillie has developed a new resource – sample notes pages for young people.
These can be shared with families in advance of a Sunday service, therefore used by young people continuing to take part in church from their homes, or printed out at home and brought along to a service. Samples can be downloaded below:
There is a youth leaders resource to accompany the Shaken resource, to access this please contact Christina Baillie directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
The resource will provide a range of optional activities and teaching tools for each session. Please tailor this to suit your group and the young people attending. Many of the ideas will be repeated or continued through the 12 week sessions including craft, scripture memorisation and discussion questions.
If you would like any further resources developed or have any questions about this resource, please contact Christina on email@example.com.
Faith and Doubt are follow up resources for anyone who attended sessions at the Connor Takes the Castle weekend 2018, but can also be used by groups who did not attend as an introduction to exploring asking questions and doubt.
Faith, Hope and Love can be used in a series of three or as stand-alone sessions. Everything within the sessions is optional to allow for choice for what would work best for your group.
Life in Rooms session is a stand alone session.
Connor Youth Prayer Journal Ideas
Parent & Youth Event Resources – ideas to put into practice when thinking about linking in parents/guardians with your youth programme.
(To be used alongside Ripple resources produced by Connor Children’s Officer Jill Hamilton). These have been created for smaller groups who gather with both children and youth, for example a mixed age group during church. The resources here are a few ideas which could help the youth think more about the truths being taught to the children. It is not expected all the ideas should be used for each session but they are here as options.
Question Game Relay Pictionary Rocky Walk Ships & Sailors Tag Twists Team Rock Paper Scissors Human Tic Tac Toe Read my lips Consequences Defining or Not D-O-W-N Fixing the Fruit Fort Building Fruit Salad Group Juggle Ladders Movie Game Ninja Tag Picking Up Seed Post It Note
Tic Tac Toe Relay The Pringles Game Giants, Wizards and Goblins Grab the Flag One Body Sprout Ball Swappy Santa 4 Square Links My Chair Olé Seated Volley Teeth Wah! Group Juggle Head, Shoulders, Knees, Cup! Splash Sweets Challenge Bowl Game Stir the Porridge Bodyguard Cupside Down Defend the Fort Extreme Spoons
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