How to… help children & young people think through faith

As a parent or church volunteer, you may be supporting a lunchtime Scripture Union group. In this context, where children and young people choose to get together to explore their faith, you can draw on a variety of resources which would be less relevant in the classroom.

Above all, children and young people tend to want to get involved:

P.3.8 image 1What about some more online resources? Many of these are for older teens:

  • Youth Alpha has some great resources. Look at their film series: twelve episodes filmed in Vancouver, London, Paris and Jerusalem:
  • For good online apologetics for young people try REBOOT Aimed at Mid/late teens & students, it has online video clips on topics like “Why Does God Allow Suffering?” and “How can I talk to my friends about my faith?”, an online magazine (Fresh – Thoughts) with links to lots of stories/interviews etc about art, music, fashion, leadership etc. Interesting point: What do Daniel, Queen Esther, Mary, Timothy, Jeremiah and you have in common? They are all teenagers!
  • S4-6 pupils might also like some of the Ethos UK videos Some are way better than others, but at their best they deal with edgy questions that Christian pupils are bound to be asking
  • For ages 7-11, try some of Youth for Christ’s materials. See

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