Tuesday, December 08, 2009

    Advent '09 Ideas for Youth Ministry #4: Links Galore

    Still trying to figure out how to engage your youth with the themes of Advent? Never fear!  You're sure to find something helpful in the links below:

    Here are a host of discussion starters on the yuletide season from veteran youthworker Grahame Knox.

    Check out this online Advent prayer/scripture retreat that could easily be adapted for an on-site mini retreat with your youth.

    This Advent Bible study series for youth offers lots of free ideas and resources.

    Here's an Advent Bible study I created last year called "Making Room for God."

    Challenge your students with a yuletide song and image that portray a radical Jesus.

    Don't miss this awesome online Advent calendar. Each day provides you with a bounty of ideas including related scripture, artwork, music, and hands-on activities.

    Check out the creative ideas for Advent offered up by British creative worship guy Jonny Baker.

    How could we pass up sharing with you a website with a cool name like "Rethinking Christmas?"  Lots of great ideas here for alternative gift giving.

    -- Brian