How one Kent youth volunteer is “Stirring Up” hearts and minds and pointing them to Jesus

Kate Grant, from Kent, is using the Stir Pack with her group of girls in years 8, 9 and 10.  They all meet on a Friday night.  “The group started as a group of friends who live on the deprived estate, where I live,” said Kate.  She told us that all the young people in her group come from unchurched backgrounds, so the Stir material is the right starting point for them.

“This material is really helping me to disciple them – none have yet made any commitments but they are eager to pray. Through the Stir Pack they now have a good understanding of the gospel, being connected with God and they talk about a relationship with Jesus in such a natural way. I haven’t found any material like it before.”

For Kate, who serves on her estate as part of the Westover Beacon project, giving young people the opportunity to lead the course is all part of it’s effectiveness.  “The night before the group meets, one person spends an hour or so with me and we pray together, watch the video and look over the material.  We talk it through and write some questions out.  They also get to choose the dinner and do the cooking for Friday evening.

Kate recommends the Stir Pack, saying, “It’s not too wordy or laborious and definitely doesn’t feel like school.  I have great feedback from them that it makes them think and they can really connect with the material.  I love the way that a relationship with Jesus is presented as something to experience and not just learn about.


jstevens

Hi, I'm Joy and I love young people. When I'm not filling roles of being a youth worker, Theology lecturer, or fundraiser, I'm probably somewhere trying hard not to embarrass my kids or out walking my four-legged, best-friend, Penny the Vizsla.

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