Resources: Time to Think

Pretty much everything you need to know about working with…under 5’s, 5-7s. 8-10s, 11-14s.

These books give a great background to working with each particular age group and also lots of practical advice for running your group and helping the young people to explore the bible together.

Presbyterian Church of New Zealand’s youth website

This is the website of the youth ministry of the Presbyterian church in New Zealand. It also has a downloadable app for your tablet/phone. Worth a look to see what they are doing and to pick up some resource ideas!

What is autism?

A helpful video to help increase your understanding of autism.

Religion and Spirituality

Here is something to reflect on from the evangelical alliance. It is well put together and asks the question of how we engage in youth ministry in our pluralistic culture. It maybe doesn’t give an answer but I believe that one thing we need to do is get families together to naturally start having faith conversations around the dinner table.

Youthwork Magazine

A useful monthly magazine for anyone involved in youth ministry with interesting articles and useful resources. £36 annual subscription (£34 if paying by direct debit)

Childrenswork Magazine

This bimonthly magazine is really useful for anyone involved with children's ministry, with interesting articles, and resources. It is good value at £18 annual subscription (£16 if paying by direct debit)

About Connecting Points

Connecting Points is a initiative of the Parish Development Committee of Hamilton Presbytery, The Church of Scotland. For further information, please contact Linda Walker.