Youth Pilgrim is a new course exploring the Christian journey with young people. It is designed for young people asking the big questions of life, as well as wrestling with the realities of school, college or work.
Assuming little or no prior knowledge of the Christian faith, so can be used with curious enquirers. 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)
In exploring these questions, young people are introduced to the key scripture texts and the Creed. As with the main Pilgrim course, worship is integral and groups are encouraged to pray and read the Bible together from the outset.
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.