Written by Andy Mattinson
There is a mind-set among some people about what worship is, and I don’t think it is necessarily true. Singing, dancing, playing music, praying and bible reading are all a part of worship, and in my experience a lot of people think that those are the only forms of worship. However, I believe that no matter what it is we do in our lives, as long as it is good and true and we represent God through it, worship can be what you make it. Sport, baking, art. Anything we do where we can display what God can do in our lives.
Our resident reviewer Grace gives us the latest on what she's watching. Youth workers look out for the top tips to help you look like you know what you're talking about with your young people if any of them are into Once Upon a Time
What am I watching right now?
At the start of a new term this could be the perfect opportunity to launch your fair trade youth group! To get you started on your fair trade journey we have created a resource that provides you with four weeks of material looking into the subject of fair trade and delving into issues surrounding the ‘fair trade movement’. We will be challenged on how we spend our money, our lifestyle, relationships and our legacy (what we’ll ultimately leave behind!). We hope that these sessions will spark young activists into creating change.
1. Go to a Summer School
To Serve is a course that has been developed to help inspire young people about The Salvation Army, past, present and future; and their role within it.
To instruct young people as to what Soldiership is and what life as a soldier requires; to unpack the Doctrines and distinctives of The Salvation Army; to instil the disciplines for effective soldiership.
Our resident film reviewer Grace is back with her latest recommendation and some helpful insight so that all us youth workers out there can chip in to any Pitch Perfect related conversations our young people are having and sound like we know what we are talking about. Also…let’s be honest, we’re probably going to find ourselves drawn towards the Pitch Perfect 2 screen next time we are at the cinema…in which case keep reading to see what Grace thinks…
Today I worked out that I have, rather depressingly, spent the last nine Junes and Julys of my life revising for and sitting exams. All the way from GCSE to MSc exams, I have spent hours (if not days!) revising and using up countless biros, scribbling over a trees-worth of paper and eating a ridiculous amount of comfort food. And after doing exams for so long, I don’t think twice about them. In fact the other day I had to really try hard to even motivate myself to finish writing a paper.
I'll Fight Day is an opportunity for young people to go out into their local communities to share the gospel and show God’s love in practical ways, with no strings attached.
Check out all of the photos below that have come in so far from this year's I'll Fight Day...
In the last couple of weeks, a few American politicians have announced that will be standing in the presidential elections. The election day they are standing in is still 18 months away, that means the election campaign is 18 months long! Suddenly the two months of TV debates, constant interviews and Facebook posts that we have had in the lead up to the General Election doesn't seem that bad.
“It's my policy”, “you'll find it in our policy statement”. MPs often refer to two big things in the run up to an election, their manifesto and their policies. With every party having a different set of policies, how do we know which ones are right, which are wrong, and who we should vote for?