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Message to the Masses: new video faith resource for teens
A UK team has just launched a new online resource with video shorts, aimed at mid-to-late teens. It answers questions about faith in an outsider-friendly and accessible way, so it is ideal for youthgroup members to use and share.
God's Big Story Cards - Karen DeBoer, Carol Reinsma : Faith Alive Christian Resources
This one-per-household faith nurture game encourages families to have fun as they learn about God's story together. Start by reading the day's story in the Bible, then roll the included color-coded dice to choose one of six ways to explore the story together.
Sunday School and Discipleship
Revitalize your Sunday school and keep your church growing through recruitment and leadership training, having multiple Sunday schools, forming care groups, developing character, nurturing believers and moving them from membership to ministry to maturity in the faith! Discipleship, mentoring, more.
Andrew Bonar : A sermon to children.
Some of the little things we do in our meetings with you are imitations of Christ's ways. When you are going away from a meeting we sometimes give you a tract ; so Jesus in sending the people away gave each of them a blessing. It was evening, and He was kept late as He thus spoke a parting word...
small groups: Introducing Youself to Parents
This is an example letter that I sent out to parents of my 7th grade small group to introduce myself as their leader and invite their input. Adapt and use.
Volunteers: A Job Description of Five Hours Per Week
A job description for small group leaders which asks for 5 hours of shepherding, preparation, etc. per week.
Volunteers: How to Fire Them
A volunteer is ineffective and either won't or can't learn new skills. The youth under her are turning off spiritually. What can you do?
Volunteers: Evaluation Form
Adapt this form to fit your small group goals and style and use it to evaluate the effectiveness of your teachers and help them sharpen their gifts.
Managing Volunteers: Evaluation
For ongoing development of your small group leaders, evaluation is invaluable. Here's how.
Recruiting Adult Volunteers: Tools for Evaluating Gifts and Abilities
Several tools for evaluating leaders' gifts and abilities are described and evaluated.