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How to lead engaging small group discussions

It's every youth leader's worst nightmare. You are leading a discussion with a small group of young people except 'discussion' is the most ironic term to describe what's happening. You ...
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Dealing with difficult and distruptive behaviour

I can still remember it like it was yesterday. I, and my fellow leaders, were crouching below the ceiling-height window in the office in our local youth centre, hoping that ...
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Making the most of a retreat day

Why is it that putting time aside to spend with God on our own is so often a struggle? We need to remind ourselves that our primary calling in life ...
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A quick spiritual check-up

I've yet to meet a youth leader who hasn't been bothered whether the teenagers they lead are becoming more like Jesus or not. In fact, quite the opposite. I am ...
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Scrabble worship

Worship is an important part of any Christian youth group session. This is different to any response or prayer time which comes towards the end of the session and focuses ...
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Firm Foundation 5: The Word of God

In many ways, the most important foundation has been left to last. If we truly want to see our youth groups growing, then we cannot afford to overlook the essential ...
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