Planning ahead… Christmas Resources

If you don’t want to think about December, stop reading now! But if you’re already planning, these sites might help: Worshipping with Children is always a must for Advent and Christmas planning, as Carolyn Brown takes a sweeping look at the themes in Year C. The Going for Growth website has pulled together a range of sites related […]


I wonder… story telling

Wondering allows children an opportunity to respond to a story without having to have a ‘right’ answer. Rebecca Ramsey (blogger of The Wonder Circle) explores the importance of wondering questions and how she is hoping to share some of the insights they raise with her wider congregation. (And if you’ve ever wondered what counts as a stupid question, […]

Insights into children’s consumption of media: Monitoring the Change

What are the trends in children’s internet use? social media? Magazines? This article from Childwise offers some insights: http://www.childwise.co.uk/uploads/3/1/6/5/31656353/monitoring_the_change.pdf  (thanks to Mary Hawes for this)

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Christian Aid Collective Intern – Excellent For Youth Groups!

Hello!  My name’s Beth and I’m the new Christian Aid Collective Intern for Hampshire. For the next 10 months, my role is to work alongside local church youth groups to look into issues of poverty and justice. I’ll be looking to run workshops, lead group sessions, give presentations or help out in any other relevant […]


SCRAP your assumptions about young people and discipleship

A really useful and powerful reflection on some of the unhelpful assumptions churches and leaders make when it comes to discipleship. Thanks to Ian Mac for posting it on his fabulous blog. I’ve been trying to get churches/leaders to step back from some of the unconscious assumptions from which discipleship approaches to work among young […]


Growing Messy Leaders Training Day

Date:Saturday, 14 November 2015 – 10:00am Venue: Bursledon Church near Southampton A training day for Messy Church teams of any denomination. CPAS brings their extensive experience of growing leaders in churches to help Messy Churches. BRF’s Messy Church team and CPAS are working together to help Messy Church team members and leaders of all ages […]

Zombies vs Aliens – Exploring The Generation Gap & The Church of the Future

4th December, 7:30-10:00pm, Venue in Portsmouth (to be confirmed) Exploring the gap between young people and older generations An evening where young people aged 13-25 get to have their say about the church, faith and life as they see it. It’s time to think about what matters to you and have your say! All views […]