Transform 2018 resources

Thanks for attending our Transform Youth & Children’s Leaders Conference in November. We hope you enjoyed it. The feedback has been extremely positive and encouraging for us as a team.

We have asked those who led the various workshops to give us some useful resources to follow up their teaching. We hope these will help. If you would like to explore any of these areas further do get in touch.

Enabling young people to explore God’s plan for their lives – by Graham Hayes & Andy Castle, Thrive Youth Ministries

powerpoint presentation

Recommendations:

Helping children and young people with grief, loss or separation – led by Pete English, Listening People, part of AtALoss.org

Powerpoint presentation

Book recommendations:

  • Tough Journal – AtALoss.org
  • Everything’s changing – a young people’s guide to grief & loss – Ann Atkins
  • Responding to loss & bereavement in schools – John Holland

Recruiting and building a team of volunteers – led by Andy Castle, CEO & founder of Thrive Youth Ministries

Powerpoint presentation

Recommendations:

Small numbers, wide age range – how to cope! led by Simon Barker, Scripture Union

  • Mosaic – a multi-age resource available for purchase from Scripture Union or free on LightLive, accessed via the SU website.

Starting a youth group from scratch – led by Jon Mills, Coventry Youth For Christ

Powerpoint presentation

Book recommendation:

  • Purpose Driven Youth Ministry by Doug Fields

Teenage Identity & Self Esteem – led by Tom Millington, Kenilworth Youth For Christ

Powerpoint presentation

Book recommendations:

  • Brainstorm: the power and purpose of the Teenage Brain – Daniel J Siegel
  • Teen Mental Health in an Online World: Supporting young people around their use of social media, apps, gaming, Texting and the rest – Victoria Betton and James Woollard
  • Blame My Brain: the Amazing Teenage Brain Revealed – Nicola Morgan

Using story telling skills to teach Bible stories to children – led by Fiona Stutton, Thrive’s Children’s Ministry Adviser

  • Telling the Bible: Over 100 stories to read aloud by Bob Hartman (there are other Bob Hartman books in this range)
  • www.onewayuk.com have other Bible story books by Bob Hartman
  • www.missionmagic.co.uk for the lota vase (never ending oil) and plenty of other illusions
  • www.onewayuk.com also for the lota vase (never ending oil), for story bags (that keep turning inside out with different colours/pictures), for a dog in the bag and other puppets and resources.