Children’s & youth work links

Links from the world of children’s and youth ministry:

How do we help young people to pray?: Joel Goodlet has written a great blog on the need to stop sending out the invitation to ‘try prayer’ and find a way instead to encourage our young people to devote themselves to prayer.

Hugh Hefner Wrecked My Life. . . Sort Of. . .: Walt Mueller blogs on the cultural impact that Hugh Hefner had.

If you have not read the Nashville Statement, please don’t: Steve Holmes nails it, on how the Nashville Statement is framed to try to make us take sides, and the loudest responses have been similarly framed.

The Annual Bullying Survey 2017: the fifth and largest edition of our yearly benchmark of bullying in the United Kingdom. Ditch the Label, the anti-bullying charity, surveyed over 10,000 young people aged 12-20 in partnership with schools and colleges from across the country.

Regular Energy Drink Use by Young Adults May Hike Risk of Substance Abuse: A new study by University of Maryland School of Public Health researchers suggests young adults who regularly consume highly caffeinated energy drinks may be at risk for future substance use.

Job opportunity: Young adults project leader at LICC

LICC Job Opportunity

Check out this job opportunity from LICC:

Do you want to see young adults energised about the work they do and confident that God can work in and through them every day? Are you concerned that many young adults struggle to make the transition from education to the workplace with their faith in one piece? If these questions resonate, then we might be looking for you.

We’re searching for the right person to lead our Young Adults Project as a full-time member of the LICC team, based in central London.

Young Adults Project Leader

The Young Adults Project Leader role is crucial in helping us grow the impact of what’s been achieved through LICC’s WorkForum over the last couple of years. You’ll help us to discern and speak into the cultural context of 18-30s Christians in the UK, working alongside our WorkForum Director to develop, test and deliver resources that will encourage and equip this generation as they enter working life. With opportunities to influence LICC’s wider wisdom and product development, you’ll also help us to grow LICC’s engagement with 18-30s through special live events and increased online activity.

LICC views this as a highly significant role, so we would want to invest in the successful applicant, helping them to develop their skills and grow through a wide range of experiences.

Take a look at the job description, terms and conditions and how to apply – have a think, pray and maybe pass it on … if the job is not for you, it might be for someone you know.

Applications close at midday on 6th May 2014.