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Coronavirus: A youth ministry liveblog

 

We ran this liveblog from March to May 2020 to help youth leaders respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. All the content shared can still be accessed and searched for via the sidebar.

Type: Podcast

2d ago.

Podcast: Gap Years

 

We’re creating a special series of the Youthscape podcast, which will continue to appear at semi-regular intervals during the current global crisis.

The latest edition has just gone live; in it, Martin talks to Pete Baker from Pais GB about the impact of gap years on the formation of young people's faith, and what this could look like going forward. Martin and Rachel also talk about what's going on with the wider youth work culture at the moment. Plus you get a little sneaky preview of our NEW Youthscape resource!

You can listen now here, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode, here.

YS Podcast Special Edition 17: Gap Years with Pete Baker

YS Podcast Special Edition 17: Gap Years with Pete Baker

What does the youth work culture look like right now? Rachel and Martin offer some thoughts. Martin talks to Pete Baker from Pais GB about gap years, and how they could work in the future. Also: Martin teases a new YS resource!

8d ago.

Podcast: Small Groups Online

 

We’re creating a special series of the Youthscape podcast, which will continue to appear at semi-regular intervals during the current global crisis.

The latest edition has just gone live; in it, Rachel talks to Katherine O'Shea, the regional team leader for Fusion in London. Fusion equip churches to reach students, and they've been doing some great work helping prepare young people for university, and taking their small group training online. We'd also love some feedback from you about the Podcast!

You can listen now here, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode, here.

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10d ago.

Podcast: We Do God with Dr Lucie Shuker

 

We’re creating a special series of the Youthscape podcast, which will continue to appear at semi-regular intervals during the current global crisis.

The latest edition has just gone live; in it, Martin meets returning guest Dr Lucie Shuker, Director of the Youthscape Centre for Research to explore the "We Do God" research and the implications for the youth ministry community.

You can listen now here, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode, here.

18d ago.

Podcast: Permission to fail (your stories)

 

We’re creating a special series of the Youthscape podcast, which will continue to appear at semi-regular intervals during the current global crisis.

The latest edition has just gone live; in it, Martin and Rachel read out some of YOUR stories, following on from last week's podcast - "Permission to fail". They also talk through some of the findings from this week's Monday report.

You can listen now here, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode, here.

YS Special Edition 14: Permission to fail (Your stories)

YS Special Edition 14: Permission to fail (Your stories)

Following on from last week's podcast, we shared some of your stories about the struggles of youth work online. It's good to know we're in this together! Martin and Rachel also discuss some of the findings from the Thursday 3x3 research.

22d ago.

Podcast: Permission to fail

 

We’re creating a special series of the Youthscape podcast, which will continue to appear at semi-regular intervals during the current global crisis.

The latest edition has just gone live; in it, Martin talks to Youthscape's Jemimah Woodbridge, who shares some of her experience leading local youth work in Luton through this lockdown so far. (Check out Jemimah's blog post). Martin and Rachel also talk about whether youth work should be considered as "essential work". This podcast was recorded on Rachel's birthday, so listen out for a bonus mini celebration at the end!

You can listen now here, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode, here.

This week, we want to hear from YOU - our youth worker community. Please get in touch with your stories about how youth work is going: the good, bad and ugly. You could email us or send videos/voice clips. We'd love to share some of them, so all of us feel less alone and can support each other! Get in touch here.

25d ago.

Podcast: Youth Evangelism

 

We’re creating a special series of the Youthscape podcast, which will continue to appear at semi-regular intervals during the current global crisis.

The latest edition has just gone live; in it, Rachel Gardner talks to Dan Randall about how the importance of mission, and how we can inspire young people to talk to their friends about faith. Martin and Rachel talk about the new Netflix show, "Too Hot to Handle" and some of the implications for young people. Find Rachel's blog post here.

You can listen now here, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode, here.

26d ago.

We Are Tearfund: Together Podcast

 

Looking for great podcasts to share with young people? We Are Tearfund publish new podcast episodes fortnightly, discussing "how to live out God's call to pursue justice". Check out this recent interview with Pete Greig about prayer and justice:

 
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29d ago.

Podcast: Young People with Additional Needs

 

We’re creating a special series of the Youthscape podcast, which will continue to appear at semi-regular intervals during the current global crisis.

The latest edition has just gone live; in it Martin Saunders talks to Mark Arnold about the challenges many young people with additional needs are facing right now and the best ways youth workers can support them. BONUS: listen out for a meerkat tangent!

You can listen now here, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode, here.

2d ago.

Podcast Special #10: Online Spaces for Young People

 

We’re creating a special series of the Youthscape podcast, which will continue to appear at semi-regular intervals during the current global crisis.

The latest edition has just gone live; this week, Martin and Rachel discuss "screen fatigue" and wonder if young people will move to new online spaces. They also talk about what rebellion for young people looks like in this current time.

You can listen now here, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode, here.

8d ago.

Podcast Special #9: Measuring Experiences

 

We’re creating a special series of the Youthscape podcast, which will continue to appear at semi-regular intervals during the current global crisis.

The latest edition has just gone live; this week, Martin's on holiday so Rachel is, in her own words, "unleashed!" Joining her this week via Zoom is Director of Youthscape's Centre for Research, Dr Lucie Shuker. They discuss some of the findings from the 3x3 surveys so far. Keep an eye out for the next one!

You can listen now here, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode, here.

14d ago.

Podcast Special #8: Good Friday

 

We’re creating a special series of the Youthscape podcast, which will continue to appear at semi-regular intervals during the current global crisis.

Today, on Good Friday, we wanted to do something a bit different. We asked Andy Winmill from Urban Devotion to lead us in a Good Friday-themed reflection. Martin and Rachel also talk about ways that the church can respond to the needs in their local communities while keeping to social distancing.

You can listen now here, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode, here.

15d ago.

Movement Podcast: Creative Ways to Make an Impact

 

Movement have just launched a new filmed podcast series that you can watch on YouTube or listen to on platforms like Spotify. In Series 1 of the new Movement Podcast, they will be focusing on "Creative Ways To Make An Impact".

Throughout the course of this series, they will talk to friends who are leading the way in various aspects of creativity, including Dan Blythe (Hillsong London), Tearfund (We Are Tearfund youth team), Elle Limebear (Worship Artist), Paul Nelson (Bright City) and Tom Smith (Soul Survivor).

At the end of each episode, there are three questions, so that no matter how you’re listening or watching, you can engage further and press into the things God may be stirring up in your life - as you make a creative impact wherever God’s called you.

 
16d ago.

Podcast Special #7: Youth Workers & Furlough

 

We’re creating a special series of the Youthscape podcast, which will continue to appear at semi-regular intervals during the current global crisis.

The latest edition has just gone live; in it, Martin and Rachel talk about youth workers or workers in youth organisations who might now be on furlough. How does this play into our rhythms of life?

You can listen now here, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode, here.

20d ago.

Podcast Special #6: Mental Health tips

 

We’re creating a special series of the Youthscape podcast, which will continue to appear at semi-regular intervals during the current global crisis.

The latest edition has just gone live; in it Rachel talks to Dr Kate Middleton from the Mind and Soul Foundation about what young people might be dealing with in terms of their mental health, and some practical advice for them. Much of it also applies to youth leaders! Martin and Rachel also own up to which cringey films/TV shows they've stooped to watching during lockdown...

You can listen now here, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode, here.

22d ago.

Podcast Special #5: Safer Places Online

 

We’re creating a special series of the Youthscape podcast, which will continue to appear at semi-regular intervals during the current global crisis.

The fifth and latest edition has just gone live; in it Martin Saunders talks to Justin Humphreys about the updated safeguarding guidance that Youthscape and ThirtyOne:Eight have worked on together and Martin and Rachel reflect on what youth work practice will look like coming out of the pandemic.

You can listen now here, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode, here.

25d ago.

Limitless Podcast

 

Youth leaders - needing a bit of inspiration before you try and inspire the young people you work with? Check out the Limitless Leadership Podcast - designed to help youth leaders grow and be challenged in their faith.

 
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26d ago.

Podcast Special #4: Grace in a Pandemic

 

We’re creating a special series of the Youthscape podcast, which will continue to appear at semi-regular intervals during the current global crisis.

The fourth and latest edition has just gone live; in it Martin Saunders talks to Kenda Creasy Dean from Princeton Theological Seminary about looking for signs of God's grace even as we wrestle with the grief of this pandemic.

You can listen now here, and subscribe to make sure you never miss an episode, here.

27d ago.

Soul Survivor podcast

 

Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft, two of the key leaders from Soul Survivor Watford (and the long-running Soul Survivor festival which ended last Summer), are producing daily Biblical reflection and encouragement videos for teenagers. The first two are already online on the Soul Survivor YouTube channel here, and further episodes will appear each day. You can also find them on Spotify.

You could share these with young people as a regular bit of good quality input during the current period of social isolation, either by sharing the video each day or pointing groups to the channel.

 
28d ago.

New video/audio podcast for teenage boys

 

If you’re looking for resources to send to young people, you might want to point approximately half of them to a new video/audio podcast from Youthscape’s Martin Saunders. Based on his recent book The Man You’re Made to Be, this eponymous new series is an attempt to make the book’s content accessible to a wider range of young men, including those who struggle with reading. New episodes are released each Friday on Spotify and Apple podcasts, and a video version is available on YouTube. The first instalment is now available below.

 

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