Some links from the world of youth work and youth ministry:
- Drive-By Raking: Nice act of kindness idea that I might try doing with some of our young people.
- The Archbishop of York Youth Trust: seeks to support, nurture and develop young people in their desire to transform their local communities in the North of England. The trust aims to help and motivate young people up to the age of 25 to be leaders of change in their local communities, using their faith as a basis for transforming society.
- Schwarzenegger’s daughter writes self-help book in which she encourages young women to have confidence in themselves: she reveals that as a teenager she felt “fat and ugly” and had to be reassured by her parents that she was not, she criticises the pressure society puts on young women to look “perfect.”
- Mistakes I’ve Made #1: fantastically honest post by Jon on mistakes he’s made whilst in ministry, number 1 is embarrassing young people.
- Study Shows Children Under Ten More Proficient with Technology than Reading or Writing: a study in the UK finds that 75 per cent of children aged between three and 10-years-old can easily switch on the television and put their favourite programme on, but just 63 per cent know how to write their name and only half can read a book. And only four in ten youngsters could make their own breakfast.
- Marketing to children? Check out Check: the “Children’s Ethical Communications Kit”, or Check for short, aims to broaden the understanding of regulations surrounding marketing to children.
- Youth Pastor Burn Out Rate: a great post from Jeremy on experiencing pain and exhaustion as a youth minister, and how that can lead onto burn out.
- Faith through a lens: a competition which is looking for photographs that convey the relevance of faith (via: Youthblog)