Useful Website Links for Children and Youth

Cambridge Youthwork Collective Events

youthwork-collective1Cambridge Youthwork Collective is a network of Christians working with young people in Cambridge and District. Its aim is to provide a range of events to equip you in your youth ministry. It offers those engaged in Christian youth ministry the chance to be:-

Connected: Sometimes you feel like you're the only one doing what you do. We'll help you meet some like minded people Encouraged: Working with young people can be tiring, frustrating and confusing. We're here to remind you that it really is worth all the heartache. Resourced: There are books, websites, courses and more, designed to make your life easier as a youth leader. We aim to put the best tools into your hands. Developed: Youth ministry is perhaps the most important challenge facing the 21st century church.

Together, we're committed to getting better at what we do. Events Cambridge Youthwork Collective will facilitate an ongoing programme of training and networking events. Using a variety of times, locations and approaches, we hope that you'll see something that meets your needs.

Website: Cambridge Collective Youthwork

yfcCambridge & District YFC was founded in 2001 with the aim of "taking good news relevantly to every young person in Cambridge and District". We're an independant local charity, here to encourage the churches in the city and surrounding area into effective youth ministry.

We're one of 64 chartered centres of British Youth for Christ, operating in towns and cities across the UK. Our head office provide support staff, national mission teams and more to help us in our work. YFC was launched in 1946 by the evangelist Billy Graham, whose original vision statement was: "Geared to the times, anchored to the Rock". Now headed up by Gavin Calver, YFC is aiming to be working with "a million young people every month".

Website: Cambridge & District yfc

CURBS (Children in Urban Situations)

Believing that all children are created in God's image, CURBS starts in the world of the urban child and, through positive relationships, seeks to build bridges which will enable them to experience God's loving care.

CURBS has 3 main aims:

  • To promote an approach to working with children which starts in their world, recognises their developmental needs and values their spirituality.
  • To provide Christian resources for inner city children and those on outer urban estates for use in church-linked Sunday, mid-week, holiday activities and similar settings.
  • To provide support, training and encouragement for children's workers in such areas by means of training and resource days, networking and partners.

Website: CURBS (Children in Urban Situations)



GenR8 was established in 2001 as a single team of 5 volunteers to bring entertaining, high quality assemblies with a Christian ethos to local primary schools. There are now several teams working in Cambridgeshire and North Hertfordshire, with further affiliate teams in King's Lynn and Melton Mowbray.

GenR8 became a registered charity in March 2010 and is an associate body of Scripture Union. At the heart of GenR8 are volunteers. There are over 60 volunteers involved with GenR8; all are committed Christians from different denominations in the local community and have experience of working with children in schools or church settings. Many volunteers have professional qualifications in relevant disciplines.

School assemblies are the core of GenR8's work and in a typical term GenR8 presents to over 30,000 children (approximately 100 primary schools). Find out more about what GenR8 does by browsing the webiste link below 'What We Do' section.

Website: GenR8

Scripture Union

scripture union_copyScripture Union is an international mission movement that was founded over 140 years ago. We work in over 120 countries making God's good news known to children, young people and families and encouraging people of all ages to meet God daily through the Bible and prayer. Our goal: that all may come to a personal faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, grow in Christian maturity and become both committed church members and servants of a world in need.

Website: Scripture Union East

Duggie Dug Dug

duggie-dugThese are really fun events! They are a fast moving mixture of action songs, break dancing, funky dance tracks, tricks, illusions, hilarious puppets and sign language songs. With lots of audience participation and a hefty measure of fun and laughter thrown in, they make for a colourful and exciting celebration that your kids ( and grown ups) will talk about for years!

Doug believes that there is something very wholesome about having fun together as family, and where-ever possible he likes to gear the praise parties as family events. They are also a great opportunity to bring unsaved family and friends along to as well. They'll have a fun time and it's an ideal evangelistic event.

Website: Duggie Dug Dug

Barnabas in Churches

Resourcing work among children and families. We are passionate about bringing the Bible to life for children and families and so, on this site you will find ideas for your Sunday and midweek groups, material for all-age worship, links to our books, resources and information about our programmes and ministries. 

Website: Barnabas in Churches

The Methodist Church

Children and Youth from under 5's to 18- 23 year olds

Website: The Methodist Church

Christian Aid

Learn - Christian Aid resources for teachers and youth leaders

Introduce the global dimensioin to your school day! Download or order easy-to-use assemblies, classroom activities and games to help students engage with world issues and reflect on their own role as global citizens.

Website: Christian Aid

Arise Ministries

Arise Ministries is committed to equipping you in your situation, seeking to meet your needs as you reach out to the children of your community - enabling them to have the opportunity to discover and follow Jesus.

Website: Arise Ministries

"Childrenswork" Magazine

For quite a few years now, the team at Youthwork magazine has wanted to launch a sister title, aimed at providing ideas, resources and guidance for children’s ministry, and here it is. We hope that we will be able to support your ministry and help you nurture the children in your group to reach their full potential in faith

Website: Childrenswork

Mission Tools

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Vision Initiatives

Find out more about:  Walking the Way Vision4Life Vision2020 and Fresh Expressions

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The aim of the Newsletter is to improve communication across the Synod, which will require your input and feedback to help in offering worthwhile information.

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The Purpose and Mission of the Synod; the Synod Meeting; our Area Partnerships; each of our Committees and the calendar of meeting dates.

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Who's Who?

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Find out who's who on the Synod Office Team.  If you are unsure who to get in touch with, use the Contact Us form and your query will be routed to the right person!

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