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Youth and Children - time to Get Set

With youth and children on your mind for the 2012 Games, here's three ways to be to be at your best.

1. Sign up for the Youth and Children workshops at Get Set - the day for churches to get ready for the Games.

Youth and Children are both among the 11 workshops at our 'Get Set' days throughout the UK. At the 'reach and minister to young people' workshop you will discover:

  • Custom-made resources for school ministry
  • How to engage with those beyond the church through a youth cafĂ©
  • How sport can play a strategic role in youth
At the 'reach and minister to children' workshop you will discover:

  • Custom-made resources for the summer of 2012 and beyond
  • Simple ways to add va-va-voom to reaching children
  • Engaging children in ministry to their friends
  • The vital do's and don'ts when developing a team
But don't come alone. The workshop choice will give your church new ideas, strategies, skills and resources to help them well beyond 2012.

There are full-day sessions on Running Community Festivals, Using Sport to Impact Every Age-group and Being a Games Pastor. And electives on Reaching Children and Youth, the Torch Relay and Your Community, Prayer, Using International Mission Teams, Mission Through the Paralympics and Games-related Social Justice.

Get set is on Saturdays from 10.30am to 4.30pm. The dates and locations are February: 25th Reading, 25th Cardiff, March: 3rd Stoke, 3rd Bath, 10th Wolverhampton, 10th Central London, 17th Greenwich, 17th Gateshead, 24th Barnsley, 24th Weymouth, 31st Bolton, 31st East London, April: 21st Glasgow, 21st Stevenage, 28th Belfast, 28th Nottingham.

For the full details and registration go here.

2. Free pack of ideas and help

A free 48 page compendium of resources is now out. It has lots of ideas on how churches can engage with their community. This includes barbecues, street parties, picnics, breakfasts, children's games, sports quizzes, large screen festivals and sport competitions.

The publication also has ways to wake a church up to the opportunity including an all-age sermon outline, sketches, prayers and outlines for small groups. To help churches publicise their activities there are a sample press release and church magazine article.

To check it out and order it just go here. 

3. Check out the latest on our website

There is an amazing amount of information on the Youth and Children section of our website.

It gives you information on holiday clubs, sports clinics, school assemblies, after school clubs and the curriculum itself. All this and a whole heap of resources to help you along the way.

To find it all just go here.

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