This page is for the team that are involved with the young people of Holy Apostles Church. There are links and information to help us do the best youth work we can.
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Our heart is to see our young people get in to the word, worship and prayer but to do this in a safe place where young people feel comfortable and secure. That is one reason why we at Holy Apostle, with the help and guidance of the Diocese of Gloucester & Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS), take safeguarding and young peoples welfare seriously. Download a copy of the Holy Apostles PPC Policy on Safeguarding children & young people (dec12). We will also offer training and guidance where appropriate and undertake DBS checks as required.
For many years Holy Apostles has been using the Urban Saints ‘Energize’ website as a source for many of its session plans and its
Sunday morning curriculum. We understand that in todays culture where many people are cash rich (well some of us) and time poor (I think most of us!) that being able to think up, plan, prepare, run the session and then review it would be quite a time consuming task. Urban Saints offer a curriculum which is a great place to start planning your sessions. The sessions can be customised to fit the young people that we work with and there’s lots of other training and resources on the site. To access the site please speak to your team leader who will issue you a user name and password.
Back in November 2017, Margaret, Sam and Jon headed up to the National Youth Ministry Weekend which was organised by the Team from Youthscape. Not only was it a great weekend for us (a time of refreshing for all) but we came back with load of great resources and research. As Jon about the array of card games that lead to deeper questions and opportunities to talk, they also produce loads of ‘parents guides’ for those subjects you might not know how to tackle. Youthscape website
You might have heard but for the last few years we’ve taken the young people to a field down near Shepton-Mallet and last year we ventured up to Peterborough Arena. It’s not just about camping in a field, the other thousands of other Christians or Jon’s amazing hot chocolates – really its another opportunity to meet with God in a different style to what we may be used to. Not only do they do summer festivals but they have a pretty good website with lots of Christian youth-related information on it… SoulSurvivorWebsite!
Prayer for Schools Network meet and pray for our local schools and their next area meeting at All Saint Academy on the 5th February 2018 at 7:30pm. If you teaching Religious Education why not check out REQuest & schoolswork.co.uk.
If you are after some light reading around youth work check out premieryouthwork.com
If you want something a little more academic and harder to read why not try Youth & Policy (Secular Youth Work Journal).
This is just a small selection of links and resources, I will try to add to it when possible – if you have anything that would be good to add please email Jon Bull (Youth Minister) email@example.com