Helping you reach out as we can start to go out…
Now that lockdown is easing and it's possible to carefully resume some face-to-face children's and youth work, we've put together some resources to help you take your first steps into socially distanced mission. And, to help you navigate these unchartered waters, we've grouped the resources into three simple to browse categories:
In the Yard: Ideas for missional 'making' activities within church grounds **Out now!**
On the Trail: Ideas for sharing the good news in the public spaces of your community **Out now!**
On the Field: Ideas for mission through sport activities in outdoor spaces **Coming soon**
Before you delve into the resources below, we recommend you take a look at these key considerations for engaging with children and young people outside whilst socially distancing.
Please note these considerations are specific to England only. An equivalent version of this document for use in a Welsh context will be published soon.
In the Yard resources
Our In the Yard activities are perfect for engaging with local families whilst maintaining safe physical distancing. Each In the Yard includes a fun 'making' activity, a chance to pause and reflect and an option to pray.
Our In the Yard activities are designed to work with 5 to 11 year olds and their families.
On the Trail resources - **Out now!**
Our On the Trail activities will provide you with all you need to be able to run several different 'adventure events' in your local community.
On the Trail materials will show you how to create a fun and engaging 'trail' for children, young people and families to follow. Each trail will lead those exploring on a journey of discovery, ending with a special surprise! Our On the Trail sessions make the most of innovative digital technology paired with brand new video content.
Watch the trailer below to get an idea of what the first 'On the Trail' session is all about...
More On the Trail resources **coming soon!!**
On the Field resources **Out now!**
Our On the Field series will equip you to provide children, young people and families in your community with fun, engaging, sports-based activities, whilst maintaining safe physical distancing.
The first of our On the Field series is now live!
More On the Field resources **coming soon!!**
As well as these socially distanced mission resources, you can still access all of the free resources we put out during lockdown to help you share the good news while you couldn't go out. Find out more about INspire, our challenge-based Bible-focused videos for teens and Make & Pray, make-at-home craft ideas for children, with related prayer prompts.