Online Youth Work

Most youth organisations have avoided the use of video conferencing – which means the guidance is lagging behind. In these difficult times it is important that we engage effectively with our young people, but that we do so in a way that protects them and us. Below you will find a parent permission form and guidelines for online engagement. If you require word versions please email . We are learning fast and together, so please do come back with additional ideas and thoughts as we learn to do life in different ways.

Youth Curriculum Resources

Below are session ideas that can help your youth group engage more deeply with the Bible. Choose a single session, or plan a whole year, it's as flexible as your needs.
Take a look at the Introduction and User Guide to see what Bible passages and themes are covered and how to get the most out of the material.

Wonder: Church Mission Society's New Gap Year Experience

This new gap year programme from Church Mission Society draws on our 220 years of mission around the world to help you experience and reflect on cross cultural mission. There are opportunities to serve in the UK or in Asia (or if you have a full year, both!). In either location volunteers serve alongside CMS partners and learn about mission, about how God is at work in our world and about themselves.The programme is open to Christians aged 18–25 (you can apply if you’re 17 to go when you’re 18).

Visit the website;

Gap years with Church Mission Society - Church Mission Society (CMS)

Excerpt from Tim Gough's session on the Bible and Young People

Another excerpt from Tim Gough's session on Young People and the Bible

Encouraging young people to pray - They Kingdom Come resources

Helpful resources to accompany the Thy Kingdom Come initiative produced by colleagues in the Blackburn Diocese Thy Kingdom Come 2023: Information and links to resources | The Diocese of Blackburn (

YFC Interactive Youth Edition of the Good News Bible

Youth for Christ and Bible Society have teamed up to create a truly unique Bible that meets the needs of young people today by connecting directly to their world.

It features:

  • links to a dedicated YouTube playlist with 30 videos unpacking and offering support on key themes and issues found in the Bible.
  • Hundreds of interactive elements throughout the Bible to encourage a deeper engagement with the text
  • space on each page for writing, doodling and drawing
  • full-page introduction to each book of the Bible, showing what it's all about and how it fits into a bigger story
  • 32 colour pages of key things to know about the Bible, help with tough topics, and journalling space

Available from the YFC website; Good News Bible - The Youth Edition - Youth for Christ (