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Author(s): Dot Gosling, Sue Mayfield, Tim Sledge, Tony Washington
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Youth Emmaus 2 is 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. It breaks down into two sections - Big Issues and Holy Spaces.
Big Issues (Sessions 1-7) tackles Jesus' sermon on the mount, engaging with issues like poverty and injustice, forgiveness and reconciliation, dreams and passions.
Holy Spaces (Sessions 8-14) explores creative ways of worshipping together - from protest to praise.
Each session includes detailed leaders' notes, ice-breakers, theme-focused activities, ideas for worship and multimedia suggestions. It's suitable as a discipleship course, a post-confirmation resource, or a framework for a series of one-off events or a youth residential.
It's ideal as a follow-on from Youth Emmaus or as stand-alone material to help young people grow in discipleship. The free CD-ROM includes handouts, resource sheets, PowerPoint presentations, cartoons and graphics, a youth Emmaus poster and a bookmark.
'I am often asked to recommend resources for work with young people. Youth Emmaus 2 will be well up my list. I applaud its willingness to be bold and challenge youth leaders to push the boundaries outwards. This is an excellent resource that will spend more time off my shelf than on it.' -- David R Green, Youth Officer for St Albans Diocese
Dot Gosling is a Senior Lecturer in Christian Youth Work at the University of Chester. Dot was involved in her local parish as a youth co-ordinator, is now on the youth panel for the Church of England youth work advisory board and is part of a working group for the training and professional development of diocesan youth officers. She is also a member of the Iona Community. Dot was ordained deacon in July 2010 and is working as a curate at Chester Cathedral.
Sue Mayfield writes teenage fiction. Her recent novels include Blue, Voices and Damage. She regularly leads workshops and creative writing sessions and has extensive experience of working with young people. She is co-author of Youth Emmaus and two Church House Publishing Lent courses - Life Attitudes and Life Balance
Visit Sue's personal site.
Tim Sledge is the Vicar of Romsey. An experienced parish priest, Tim has worked as Mission Enabler for the Diocese of Peterborough and prior to that as Assistant Missioner for the Diocese of Wakefield.
Tony Washington and his wife Ruth have led local-church youth work as volunteers in Camberley, Wakefield and their current home near Canterbury. They met while volunteering in youth work with Scripture Union, and have been on the team of a number of CPAS summer ventures. Tony has been the Youth Officer for two Church of England Dioceses. Since May 2010 he has been working both as a trainer for the Salvation Army and as a Lifeguard at the local leisure centre while working on an MA in Mission and Ministry.