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New resource breaks the mould to help young Christians – and busy youth workers

 

A ground-breaking youth work resource from Church House Publishing’s Emmaus portfolio is launched this week.

Following the success of the first Youth Emmaus resource, Youth Emmaus 2 – Big Issues and Holy Spacesoffers a bright, fast-moving programme of ready-made interactive sessions tackling the two major themes in the title. Using discussion, film, and music, Big Issues tackles issues including poverty and injustice, forgiveness and reconciliation, and dreams and passions by looking at Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Holy Spaces encourages young people to find fresh ways of worshipping God from protest to praise.

The 14-part course, designed by a team drawn from the cutting edge of youth ministry, aims to accompany young people as they develop and deepen their faith.

David Green, Youth Officer for St Albans Diocese said of the new resource: “I applaud its willingness to be bold and challenge youth leaders to push the boundaries. This is an excellent resource that will spend more time off my shelf than on it.”

The book and accompanying  CD-ROM are packed with ‘road-tested’ sessions, detailed leaders’ notes, cartoons and graphics – to fully support busy youth workers and engage the faith and passion of young people.

In commending the book, the Bishop of Southampton, the Rt Revd Paul Butler, says: “The creative ideas have been well tested before reaching the page. Leaders’ notes are clear and packed with helpful advice… It is also refreshing to see that there is a readiness to ask awkward questions, try out fresh ideas and encourage growth.”

Youth Emmaus 2 – Big Issues and Holy Spaces will be unveiled at the National Christian Resources Exhibition being held at Sandown Park from 9-11th May, and will be available from Christian bookshops from 12th May or from Church House Bookshop, 31 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BN, tel. 020-7898 1300, e mail bookshop@c-of-e.org.uk, or on the web (mail order available).