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Here is a selection of websites and other resources offering ideas on training, summer and winter camps, publications and other tools for youth ministry.

General resources

www.echurchessentials.com

The E-Church Network provides ministries with fully integrated online cyberchurch ministry tools designed specifically to support the three major life-cycle phases of spiritual formation for emergent generations.

www.grouppublishing.com

Group Publishing offers a wide variety of resources for children’s ministry, youth ministry, adult/small group ministry and clergy.

www.nooma.com

Nooma is the new format, offering a series of short films featuring the teachings of Rob Bell. Compact, portable and concise. Each Nooma film focuses on a different issue with relevance for us, and it’s there we need it, where we need it, as we need it.

www.pastor2youth.com

A free resource for youth workers containing numerous youth ministry papers, over 750 youth ministry games, more than 450 ministry links (geared toward youth ministry), an 84-page leadership manual, a one-year youth devotional, a youth ministry resource exchange with over 1,200 resources (lessons, PPT games, etc.) from other youth workers. New material is added daily.

www.sermonspice.com

Sermonspice.com distributes sermon media from production companies and independent producers in an effort to help the church to communicate Christ’s eternal truths in a creative and relevant way.

www.su-international.org

Scripture Union International is active in nearly 130 countries around the world and is still working to introduce children and young people to Jesus. Although the gospel never changes, each culture expresses it in a particular way, and so the work is carried out through local people in ways that are appropriate to the country, culture and situation in which a movement is based.

www.teenlifeministries.com

Reaching the youth of today is harder than ever. Helping them grow deeper in Christ can be even more difficult. The challenge is having the time to administrate the youth ministry and still have time to spend with the youth. That is when lives can be really changed. And that is why The Zone was created to simplify and shorten preparation.

www.thewordonthestreet.co.uk

Rob Lacey's ‘dangerously real’ retelling of Scripture vividly demonstrates that the bible is full of stories / poems / images that resonate with the big issues of today.

www.youthpastor.com

A home-grown site offering ideas, resources, games and articles on youth ministry. Well worth a visit.

www.youthspecialties.com

One of the largest youth ministry resource sites in the world.

Publications

Group magazine

Group magazine’s mission is ‘to be a passionate, empowering sidekick for Christian youth ministers - a savvy source of well-targeted, effective ideas for reaching and discipling teenagers, partnering with parents, leading adult volunteers, and growing personally’. (Website: grouppublishing.com)

Youthwork magazine

Youthwork magazine is where it all started. Now over 15 years old, it has gone from a small bi-monthly black and white supplement to a full-colour monthly publication of typically 56 pages. Available in the UK at most Christian bookstores, it is also available internationally on subscription. (Website: www.youthwork.co.uk)

Additional Resources

Taizé

www.taize.fr/en_rubrique10.html

Churches of the Episcopal Church in Europe:

www.tec-europe.org/YAE/YAE_about.html

Council of British Independent Schools in the European Communities

www.cobis.org.uk

The inclusion of a link or organisation in this list is for the purposes of information only and not to be taken as implying acceptance of the objects of the website or organisation by the Bishops or the diocese.

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