Who is the light?

Who is the light?– all-age talk Taken from the Scripture Union ‘Light Party’ Pack 2018 All resources mentioned available to download from http://www.lightparty.org.uk Download the Bible words video for children based on John 1:1-5,9-13 from the Contemporary English Version and New International Version. Invite the children to watch carefully and think abut who or what […]

Blackout

#NoInstagram #NoSnapchat #NoWhatsapp #Nogaming #NoSpotify #Nophone #Nointernet 48 hours offline, complete digital blackout, could you cope? This is the challenge that Open Doors, international ministry serving persecuted Christians, is setting young people. It is a 48-hour digital fast. It involves raising money and prayer by spending a whole weekend without your phone, the internet, social […]

Application Deadline

The final opportunity to apply for a grant in children and youth ministry this year is drawing near. The deadline for applications is 31 October. Grant Application Form Grant Gweinidogaeth Plant Ieuenctid Ffurflen Gais Our criteria for these grants is very simple the grant must either be to support new work with children and young […]

Lighten our darkness

The nights are drawing in…In just a month from now we will be getting ready for half term, some will be thinking about Halloween but here we will be celebrating Jesus, the light of the world and we hope you will join in too. We have three fantastic events planned – one in each Archdeaconry. […]

Resources Catalogue

You may not know what is available to borrow from the Diocesan Office – there are all sorts of fantastic resources which may help you in some of the things you wish to do with children and young people Books Title Author Category 123     52 Games that teach the Bible Rainbow Books Games […]

Youth Work Sunday

We are working with our friends at Youthscape and CPO to celebrate youth work and young people: September 23rd this year, is going to be ‘Youth Work Sunday’! Youth Work Sunday is a day to pray and get inspired about reaching young people. We’re inviting churches to dedicate ten minutes, twenty minutes, or their whole service, […]

Autumn Planning

Back to school for so many of us also means back to regular routines. With many groups having shut down for the summer it can seem all too soon time to get planning again. Never fear! As ever, on the blog we provide session templates for both youth groups and groups working with children. These […]

Summer sun – something’s begun!

We are delighted that so much new work has been taking place over the summer, as well as long-established work with children and young people in various places too. Here are some highlights that you have sent us; We were busy as ever in the Church Tent at the Pembrokeshire County show, working alongside Plant […]

Self – Review Toolkit

Meeting regularly as a Messy Church team provides invaluable space for those who coordinate and lead Messy Church to discuss, plan and pray together. Bristol Diocese have created a really thought-provoking document for teams to analyse and evaluate their own Messy Church. We are encouraging teams of Messy Church leaders to come to our next […]

2018 Audit

This information has been presented to the Bishop and her Senior Staff. During the early part of 2018 data was collected from churches across the Diocese, looking at our contact with children and young people in order to compare data from the audit completed in early 2016. This is not just Sunday attendance but includes […]