I’ve had the privilege this last week of speaking at one of the holiday clubs that Carroty Wood run during the summer for 9-13 year olds.  There have been approximately 30 young people each day, with a senior instructor, four others instructors and four young volunteers.

It’s a great concept, throughout the day they make use of the wonderful site to do activities such as kayaking, high-ropes, archery, pedal karting, abseiling, climbing, It’s a Knockout, etc., and then they end each day with some games, team points, and a 30 minute session on faith and God.

I’ve used the following structure this week:

  • Who do you think Jesus was/is? (Jesus)
  • What is the problem? (sin)
  • What is the solution? (the cross and resurrection)
  • What does faith mean? (faith)
  • What next? (prayer and the Bible)

The instructors and volunteers have been great this week, really getting alongside the young people and hanging out with them.  If I’m honest I feel like I’ve kind of let the side down, as I could only be there 2.00-5.00pm due to also preparing for running our camp in a week’s time.

It’s been great to see young people engaging with and beginning to think about their spiritual journey.

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

0 thoughts on “Films for 17-18 year olds”

  1. Mmm not sure they would be so up for it. Wondering about Hot Fuzz and then either Deja Vu or The Pursuit of Happyness. What does anyone else think?

  2. I haven’t seen Hot Fuzz (would love to!) but Shaun of the Dead (same people) did have the odd bit in it that you may not want to put on as a church> Not sure.

  3. Hot Fuzz is good, which was what I would have suggested, but yeah, has a bit of gore in it, and a fair amount of swearing.
    Although I watched it round Tinhead’s house the other day, so I guess its up to you.

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