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Christian Resources for Worship in Schools

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About You?

You're a teacher, priest, minister or youth worker?  Not a bad guess! Not a difficult one, either! If you are one of the above (and if you're not then you're still very welcome!) the task of sharing the gospel with young people is in your hands! And, yet, it is something that many people shy away from, and for many different reasons!

The Assembly Line provides worship and homily ideas for use throughout the year and places into your hands simple yet imaginative ways to share the message of Jesus with young people. Each idea, of course, needs to be delivered in your way and using your own personality and gifts and, as such, they should be used as an outline. There is much room for creativity! Breathe your own life into them!

Many of the ideas may be used with little or no preparation. Although some assemblies suggest visual aids to prepare beforehand, many of them are available in most homes or may be picked up along the way to school or church—at the local shop or petrol station!

You will also find various liturgies for use throughout the school year as well as resources for the celebration of the Eucharist which will be most useful, perhaps, for Church Schools. PLUS, new assemblies will be added as frequently as possible so keep visiting to check out on the latest resources!

So, whoever you are and whatever you are, I hope that you will find something here that will enrich and enhance your ministry to young people!

Fr Dean Atkins is an enthusiastic (he burns out quickly) 30-something (he’s almost 40 - although this was written some time ago now!) priest who has been Youth Chaplain (he has no formal youth work qualifications) for the Diocese of Llandaff since 2001 (he thinks it’s time he moved on) and is also a Priest of two parishes in Cardiff.

He is laid back (leaves everything to the last minute), alert (he pretends he is in control of things when actually he has done very little planning), and has worked hard to put this website together (he has spent two weeks trying to remember assemblies he has done and wishing he had filed them away neatly).

He has many years experience of planning and leading assemblies (he hates early mornings) creating resources for youth leaders, clergy and teachers (he sits in front of his computer for hours pretending he is working) organising youth events and providing opportunities for young people to grow in the Christian Faith (he has spent many hours in a damp tent in the middle of a field).

He is forward looking (he still has an awful lot to learn) and would love to hear from you, particularly if you have used an assembly from this website (he hates criticism) and especially if you are able to offer any feedback or suggestions. Above all, he hopes this website is of some use to someone (it cost him £38 and it’s almost Christmas).

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