Youth Pilgrim is a course exploring the Christian journey with young people. It is designed for young people exploring the big questions of life, as well as wrestling with the realities of school, college or work.
Assuming little or no knowledge of the Christian faith, it is flexible and adaptable, allowing it to be used with young people at various stages of faith as well as in baptism and confirmation preparation.
As with the original Pilgrim course for adults, Youth Pilgrim takes an approach of participation rather than persuasion, encouraging groups to pray and read the Bible together from the outset.
There are four groups of three sessions, each of them focused around a key question:
What is prayer? (The Lord's Prayer)
What is a Christian? (The Beatitudes)
How should Christians live? (The Commandments)
Who is Jesus? (The Apostles' Creed/Baptism Promises)
Each session provides an activity-based and interactive approach to its subject and is supported by extensive additional digital resources.
This Leader's Guide is supported by an individual journal for group members, plus video resources on DVD.
Paula Gooder is a much-published theologian and was one of the original Pilgrim authors. Martyn Snow is the Bishop of Leicester and a contributor to Pilgrim. Alice Smith is Tutor in Youth Ministry at St Mellitus. Ali Campbell is a Christian youth work consultant.
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