Programs 2 go

Programs 2 Go
Ken Moser, CTW Press, 2005

£29.95 (Approx)
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Overview

What does it say on the tin?

Programs 2 Go is an 18 week Bible study resource including 2 evangelistic sessions. This series remains Christ focused and encourages young people to build a solid knowledge of the Bible. It encourages fellowship, interaction and evangelism for both the leaders and the youth. Part of the Studies 2 Go series.

What do you get and how?

Leader’s manual, with leader’s notes and pages to photocopy for group activities. Can be purchased from Effective Youth Ministry Press. Email the author via this site if you have problems.

Who is it for?

To be run by youth leaders and people with experience working with young people. Resource intended for youth groups and young adults.

Cost?

Leader’s manual: £29.95

Review

  • What is the overall quality of material presentation?

    Good, paperback, matt design. Extremely clear layout and easy to orientate. Useful sub-headings and easy to find resources.

    How clear are its aims and outcomes?

    Aims are not clearly defined in order to allow leaders to mould sessions to their group's needs. Focuses of studies outlined well in initial leader's instructions.

    How accessible are the leader's notes?

    Extensive, extremely easy to read and readily adaptable. Allow the leader to approach a session with confidence and clarity on both activities and Bible discussions.

    Who could lead it?

    Experienced youth leaders/workers would be best to run this series. The resource has been created for 'youth leaders on the go' so contains comprehensive planning information but is written concisely.

    How helpful are the participants' resources?

    Accessible layout and language use, activities are relevant and facilitate learning well.

    How good is any digital material?

    Not applicable.

    How much prep will I have to do?

    The resource has been created for 'youth leaders on the go' so essentially bypasses lots of planning by having clear instructions and activities. Very adaptable to groups. Knowing the content well is necessary prior to the session in order to provide good guidance.

    Is there website support? Links?

    Not applicable

    Is it dated?

    No, not yet. Language, activities and topics incorporated are continually relevant.

  • How well does it encourage interaction with the group?

    Games and questions allow groups to engage with one another.

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

    Activities are rarely repeated but can be if found to work well. Memory verses are taught in ways which can be accessed by visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles.

    How adaptable is it to my situation?

    Logistically these studies are good as they do not require a huge amount of space or access to digital appliances i.e. computer/internet/speakers. Once a leader has identified what works well with their group, they can apply those techniques to other studies too.

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

    Discussion activities challenge youth to apply biblical contexts to their lives today.

  • How much of the material is Bible-based?

    Two-thirds of the material is Bible-focused depending on the session topic.

    How well is the biblical material presented and used?

    Extensively and imaginatively. Biblical material is presented in the form of games, quizzes, memory verses, discussions and many more. Solid biblical teaching is evident throughout.

    How well does it apply biblical material to everyday life?

    Explicitly in the discussion sections.

    Is there a particular theological perspective?

    These studies are primarily focused on the life of Jesus and those who knew him. An understanding of The Sermon on the Mount is crucial.

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

    Gives young people the opportunity to decide how the Bible is relevant to how they live.

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

    This is a huge focus. Incorporates and builds biblical knowledge using key events from Jesus' life and the lives of those who knew him at the time. Lots of time for prayer and reflection.

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

    Most sessions focus on fundamental principles of Christianity. Leaders can expand/delve deeper if desired. Prayer encourages young people to seek God's purposes.

    How well does it connect with real life issues?

    Explicitly in the discussion sections.

  • How well does it encourage personal evangelism?

    This is achieved by encouraging youth to honestly share how God is working in their lives. Young people can develop their understanding of the Bible in order to feel more confident about sharing their faith.

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

    Two evangelical outreach sessions are included in the 18 week programme. Youth occasionally challenged on how they can take what they have learnt and apply it to their communities.

    How well does it connect with global issues?

    Not a huge focus

    How well does it encourage global mission?

    Not a huge focus

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