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Resources for Youth Ministry

Recent Reports:

Rooted in the Church (2016) – Church of England report examining why young people stay (or don’t!) within the church – click here
Passing on Faith (2016) – Theos Think Tank report exploring attitudes among parents to passing on faith to their children – click here
Losing Heart (2016) – Youthscape survey reporting on churches’ engagement with children and young people – click here
From Anecdote to Evidence (2013) – Church of England findings from the Church Growth Project – click here


Recommended Resources for Youth Leaders:

Alpha Youth – 12 part video series free – click here (and new series ready for October 17 –details)
Premier Youth and Children’s Work – free resources including meeting guides, all-age service plans, discussion starters, reflective activities, games, music, movies – click here
Schoolswork UK – free web-based resources including lesson and assembly plans and outlines – click here
Energize – web-based resources (subscription) from Urban Saints for ages 3-18 – click here. You can get a month’s free trial of the resources.
Roots – weekly resources to enrich worship and learning for the whole church (subscription). 2 sets -Adult and all age / children and young people – click here
Youth for Christ – series of web-based age appropriate resources including Rock Solid & Lumen (11-14s), Mettle & Frames (15-18s) (subscription) – click here
Scripture Union – Grid (11-14s) and SUbstance (15-18s) resources (not web-based) – click here
The Resource – exists to equip, support, encourage, train and develop those working with children and young people – click here
Youth Work Resource – UK based site aiming to equip both paid and volunteer youth workers in their church & schools ministry – click here
Going 4 Growth – Church of England resource hub with excellent resources and links on wide range of issues e.g. training, mental health, bereavement etc etc – click here

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