Youth Emmaus 2

Youth Emmaus 2
Dot Gosling, Sue Mayfield, Tim Sledge and Tony Washington, CHP, 2006

£22.50 (Approx)
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Overview

What does it say on the tin?

‘It’s a fourteen-session interactive discipleship course for young people, designed to help 11 to 16-year-olds integrate their faith into life and to equip them as worshippers and disciples.’

What do you get?

Glossy A4 leaders’ book. 14 sessions x 60-90 minutes. Two sections: Big Issues and Holy Spaces; CD-ROM with handouts, additional resources, Powerpoint presentation on Youth Emmaus, Links etc.

Who is it for?

13+, building on Youth Emmaus as a discipleship course, post-confirmation, one-off events, residential material

Cost?

Book: £22.50

Review

  • What is the overall quality of the material?

    Excellent. Easy to use and great layout.

    How clear are its aims and outcomes?

    Very clear.

    How accessible are the leader's notes?

    Excellent preparatory material, encouraging emotional, spiritual and legal awareness. Clear session notes, very easy to follow.

    Who could lead it?

    Minimum of two leaders, preferably male and female, with active Christian lives. Lay or clergy.

    How helpful are the participants' resources?

    Good, lively handouts which encourage interaction.

    How good is any digital material?

    CD very accessible.

    How much prep will I have to do?

    Set up course with appropriate checks etc, but then each session easy to use. Preparation of materials, films, and interactive ideas all helpfully listed.

    Is there website support? Links?

    No website but useful links included in material.

    Is it dated?

    Suggestions for films, images, etc and perhaps links, may need more contemporary replacements.

  • How well does it encourage interaction with the group?

    Brilliant. Most of the material is group-based, with sensitive allowance for personal space.

    How well does it cater for a variety of both learning and delivery styles?

    Good mix of styles, should suit all, great pace.

    How adaptable is it to my situation?

    The course assumes a background of Christian understanding (e.g. from Youth Emmaus) and explores its application.

    How well does it encourage people to work together in applying the material?

    Implicit in all the material – this is growing together from a Christian standpoint. Action points for working on between sessions.

  • How much of the material is Bible-based?

    Sessions firmly based on biblical material, applied in one way or another.

    How well is the biblical material presented and used?

    Theme-based to engage with the issues, but carefully chosen and pertinent.

    How well does it apply biblical material to everyday life?

    Good application at all points.

    Is there a particular theological perspective?

    Anglican-based but easily adaptable as this is only obvious at a few points (e.g. Communion).

  • How well does it inspire people towards whole-life discipleship?

    Material based on issues from Sermon on the Mount, and applied to situations which would be familiar to most young people. Holy Space encourages and enlarges the concept of worship, both personally and corporately.

    How well does it encourage and enable people to grow in their faith?

    Not prescriptive but imaginatively creative in provoking engagement.

    How well does it stretch faith and vision of God and his purposes?

    Examples from the sacrificial lives of ground-breaking Christians should inspire, and all material applied imaginatively.

    How well does it connect with real life issues?

    All issues grounded in daily reality.

  • How well does it encourage personal evangelism?

    Mostly from angle of how to treat all people in a distinctively Christian and honouring way.

    How well does it encourage local or network-based community involvement?

    See above.

    How well does it connect with global issues?

    Good mix of personal and corporate, e.g. identity issues and environmental challenges.

    How well does it encourage global mission?

    See above.

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