Way of Life - Youth

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

Based on the Diocese of Ely’s Way of Life, the Youth Way of Life: Run the Race is a new discipleship tool designed to encourage young people (aged 11-14) to stop and think what life might look like if it was lived with and for Jesus.

Using a series of daily texts, accessible media and six leader-led interactive sessions, Run the Race seeks to invite young people into a daily conversation with God.

Based on the six core values of the adult Way of Life, this series will look at the themes of togetherness, wholeness, holiness, witness, kindness and boldness over six sessions, designed to invite young people to begin a journey that we pray will last a lifetime.

This six-week leaders’ session guide has been created to help encourage a relaxed exploration of faith, using a series of ice-breakers, games, Bible studies, discussion question and prayer responses and challenges.

It is our hope and prayer that this resource will help you with discipling your young people and will encourage and challenge them along the way. May this journey be a blessing to you and those with whom you work.

Way of Life - Youth

The Way of Life - Youth resources are provided below. Please note that the text message schedules referred to in these resources will require users to switch notifications for that App 'on' in their phone settings.

Way of Life - Youth - Run the Race Leader's Guide

Printed copies are also available upon request. Please contact Lisa Tulfer on lisa.tulfer@elydiocese.org for more information.

The Way of Life materials are offered to inspire and challenge and to raise questions about where the Holy Spirit may be leading.

If you have found a way to use/incorporate this resource in other ways it would be very helpful for us to know how you used it

  • How did you use this resource?
  • What ideas or parts did you find most helpful?
  • What other topics would you like to see covered?
  • Any other observations?

Please send your feedback in an email to the authors at ywol@elydiocese.org