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May 21

The kids are at it again, ready to organise another strike calling on the Government to take the future seriously and treat climate change as what it is: a crisis. After the recent heavy rainfall that led to parts of NSW and QLD to experience emergency flooding, the School Strike for Climate (SS4C) stands with […]

Mistakes to avoid in Youth Ministry

It’s not always easy navigating through youth ministry, helping to guide young people on their faith journey and to learn more about God. Ministry to Youth has made a list of 8 common mistakes to avoid in youth ministry, based on feedback from youth leaders around the world. Mistake #1: Emphasising friendship over leadership It […]

A change is going to come!

“Care for creation is an intrinsic aspect our Christian discipleship. It flows from our understanding of the church’s mission, which is to cooperate with and be agents of God’s great mission of the reconciliation and renewal of all things. The Uniting Church’s long commitment has to be applied in fresh ways in response to the […]

Christian Faith and Entertainment Culture

Recently on Facebook there has been a search for resources for “Movie and Discussions” for young people. Out of this conversation Reel Dialogue was shared as a great tool as it engages film without disengaging faith. The Reel Dialogue is part of City Bible Forum, a site that creates the spaces and opportunities in the […]

It’s Your Move

Transitioning from Primary School to High School is a milestone in every kids life, and can be a scary thing as most first time experiences are. Since 2001, Scripture Union UK has published a book that helps with this transition. It’s Your Move is an awesome resource for kids starting high school, jam packed with […]

Preparing for LENT

With the first month of 2021 already coming to an end, we transition not only into the beginning school, but also into the beginning of youth group and Lenten season. As we are still in the midst of COVID and consequently the rollercoaster of restrictions, preparing for youth group can still be difficult. In light […]

Back to Youth

With school returning for 2021, Youth groups also begin to gather again! In preparation for another year of gathering in the midst of COVID and the ever changing restrictions, here are some games and activities that can be used for your Youth group. Online: Virtual Scavenger Hunt Play it on a Zoom Call or using […]

Books of the Bible 101

The Bible is a holy scripture rich in wisdom, cultural and religious understanding, moral practices, and a guide to a holistic and good character. It definitely is not always easy reading and comprehending the Bible. Amazing Words provides a resource that makes understanding the Bible a little simpler, Books of the Bible Made Amazingly Simple, […]

Talking about Race with Teenagers

There is so much that goes on in our world today, and unfortunately not all of it is positive. The reality is that even though we live in such a multicultural society, many people still experience various degrees of racism. It’s not always easy to have conversations around race and racism with peers, co-workers and […]

FREE Youth Group Lessons

We are in the home stretch of the weird and intense year of 2020. Nothing has been easy throughout this year and many may be feeling burnt out and overworked. Some to the point that even thinking about planning for next year seems overwhelming. Ministry to Youth is providing free youth group lessons to help […]