Final Podcast: RESTORING Heart

Youth Ministry Resources

Final Podcast: RESTORING Heart

Updated: 28 Apr 2017 | Posted by: jstevens

  In this, our third and final podcast, we talk with Reign Ministries Director, Kyle McKinnon and youth practitioners Brad Laing, Meghan Murphy and Sam Williams, as well as researcher Phoebe Thompson about the implications of the Losing Heart report for youth ministry training organisations. If you have a heart to change the trend in […]

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Podcast 2: Losing Heart Report

Updated: 27 Apr 2017 | Posted by: jstevens

The team at Youthscape Centre for Research surveyed over 2000 churches regarding their youth and children’s work.  It’s key three findings are that: Churches, especially smaller ones, do more children’s work than youth work. Churches are failing to talk about the topics young people want to discuss. Churches know that they are struggling with their […]

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A Sobering Piece of Research for Youth Ministry

Updated: 26 Apr 2017 | Posted by: jstevens

In December 2016 a sobering report was released by Youthscape Centre for Research.  It highlighted the crisis of confidence that churches are having about their ability to engage young people. Many simply can’t seem to provide any youth work or don’t have any young people left to work with, and it’s hard to know what […]

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Mythbuster: Make the Gospel as easy as possible for teenagers

Updated: 1 Nov 2016 | Posted by: kmckinnon

As our students learn about how to boldly and relevantly take the gospel into the ordinary places of life they walk the line between making the gospel as attractive as possible and Jesus’ call to discipleship.  Third year student, Lucy Butler shares her passion to call young people to respond to the gospel.  Lucy regularly […]

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Got Questions? How Questioning Shapes Faith in Young Adolescents

Updated: 25 Aug 2016 | Posted by: jstevens

This week, children and pre-teen specialist, Sarah Caton reminds us of some of the unique developments 11-14 years olds are going through and how their faith is developing.  Woah, remember being a 11-14 year old? You know, that stage when kids question or argue about everything….when they seem to struggle with their identity, and start […]

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Mythbuster: Don’t talk about suffering

Updated: 7 Jul 2016 | Posted by: kmckinnon

Youth workers are scared to talk about suffering. In fact, it seems it’s a subject that’s deliberately avoided at times. Questions young people have like ‘How can God be real if my Gran died of cancer?’ or ‘How can God be good if so many people live in poverty?’ can often feel overwhelming and impossible […]

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