Helping children and young people connect with God in church groups

1 February 2024

A free training video to use with your children's or youth team to explore God-connection.

As children’s and youth leaders, our main aim for our church groups is that the children and young people coming along would discover and grow a genuine relationship with God.

But how do we encourage this, when faced with a roomful of youngsters at very different stages on their faith journey? How can we support what parents and carers are doing through the week? And what if our volunteers aren’t on the same page as us?

This is a 10-minute training video that you can use with your team to explore God-connection in your groups. Presented by Becky Sedgwick, it is accompanied by handouts to help you and your volunteers as you discuss this issue.

There are many ways you could use this video:

  • organise an in-person training event (perhaps over Sunday lunch after church, or one evening with pizza), show this video and use the questions on the handout to initiate discussion
  • gather your team over Zoom, show the video and discuss
  • send the video link to your team via WhatsApp or similar, ask for their thoughts
  • send the video link out, then meet up (either in person or over Zoom) to hear people’s thoughts

Watch here:

Download handouts:

  • Leader’s guide – to help you as you prepare your training event based on this video
  • Handout for team – to print off for your team members
  • Overview for leaders – some additional information and links which may be useful, especially if this topic is new to you

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