Working with youth? Have questions about what you can do to get youth to attend your church's youth group? Wonder what you can do to increase participation in youth events? What are the "Do's and Dont's" of youth ministry?
You are not alone. There are resources (see the other resource pages). Training is also possible. Contact me for more information: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Training is offered both to improve your effectiveness as youth leader and to deepen your own understanding of Christianity/Presbyterianism.
-The Bible: Translations & Versions
This workshop explores the many versions, translations and paraphrases of English Bibles that we have.
-The Bible: Understanding & Interpreting the Bible
This 2-part workshop is built on the Presbyterian Church document. The first part looks at the different sections of the Bible, tracing their development. The second session looks at different ways Presbyterians interpret the Bible, showing how faithful Presbyterians can come up with completely different interpretations of the text.
-Foundations/Strategic Planning for Youth Leaders
This workshop, scheduled for August 8th and facilitated by Johanna Freer from Youth for Christ, is designed to ...
-Presbyterianism: A Quick Introduction to Presbyterian History, Polity & Governance
This workshop provides some basic information for youth leaders about where Presbyterians come from, why exist, what we stand for, and what makes us different from other denominations.
-Presbyterians & Others: A Quick Introduction to Christian Denominations
This workshop provides some basic information about when and how different denominations emerged and how they differ from one another, with a special focus on Presbyterians (but less so than in the Presbyterianism workshop)
-Telling Better Stories
Do you enjoy telling stories - or listening to them - but wish you could do better. It may be possible to set up something with some professional story-tellers or authors of children's books.
-Training for Sunday School Teachers
How to communicate the Gospel to children of different ages - how to handle difficult situations - how to ... this workshop presents some basic ECE-type information for new teachers but may be of interest to youth leaders as well.