Friday, September 15, 2006

Ready to Use?
I know some people hate them but "ready to use" type materials are a lifeline for many volunteer youth leaders.
Just wondering if anyone had come across anything good recently? I'm always scanning the Christian bookstores and Resources Exhibition, but it's a question I get frequently asked!
Any ideas?



Blogger weird hippy said...

Well i'm not a huge fan personally but yes for some it's the only way that they can be involved on a teaching level. The best stuff that i have come across is on the crusaders website 'energise'. There is a possiblity that some of my stuff might be published over the next year and i have been doing a bit of writing for this. More details if/when i have them. There may still not be anything good even when they are done.

5:39 pm  
Blogger Pete Lev said...

Thanks Lewis - look forward to seeing your work

9:02 am  
Anonymous darren said...

my youth min website at has a number of resources, check out the links on "batteries not included" for youth group program ideas...

2:06 pm  
Blogger Pete Lev said...

Thanks Darren- will check it out and recommend others do too!

4:24 pm  
Blogger Amanda said...

I wanted to look at relationships in depth this term and in order to cover all of the isues that I wnated to, as well as making sure that the volunteer leaders had enough base material to work from, I used RTU material from a variety of sources. I used some of the Youthwork magazine articles, alongside Just Add Water by Jenny Baker and the Energize website (this is subscription based. I like the idea of mixing and matching as this provides more chance of getting the perspective of more than one person. I photocopied all the sessions and put them in a box file along with various articles on the subject that people may find useful. I stuck a couple of books int here as well, in case volunteers get really into it, or alternatively, want to suggest reading to young people. I felt that this was a good way of using RTU while also encouraging leaders to think around the subject.

9:32 am  

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