Hanging Out with Jesus

6 Interactive Bible studies for 9-14s

Corin Child

Currently out of print £8.99


We become like the people we spend time with.

Hanging out with Jesus provides an ideal framework in which to help young people in the church grow a sense of belonging and identity at a critical stage of their lives. Aimed primarily at the 9-14 age group, each session begins by discussing the young people's own life experience. The six sessions then provide an overview of what being a Christian is all about, beginning with listening and then moving on to explore prayer, repentance, being a witness, and the extraordinary implications of Jesus' cross and resurrection.

  • Each session focuses on a New Testament character whose life was changed by the person they spent time with. For example, Martha learnt how to be still and listen; Zacchaeus learnt how to make a turn in his life; disciples like those on the road to Emmaus learnt that Jesus' death was full of meaning. The first four sessions are story-based; the final two sessions focus on the teaching of Peter and Paul and are more conceptual in their approach.
  • Each session offers ideas for welcome, a prompt sheet for discussion, a Bible passage to explore, suggestions for quiet ways to reflect on the passage, and ideas for concluding either with a lively game or a reflective activity.
  • Ideal for building foundations of faith
  • Includes photocopy permisison

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Author info

Corin Child is the vicar of St John the Evangelist, King's Lynn. He works with young people in church, as chaplain to an FE college, and as chaplain to the local Air Cadets. Before ordination he led summer holiday camps for young people for many years. He devised Hanging Out with Jesus as a course of confirmation preparation at St John's. Corin has a degree in English and an MA in Applied Theology from Trinity College, Bristol. He has also published Telling Ourselves in Ink: Creative Writing in the Church for Grove Books. He is on the committee of the Association of Christian Writers.


From The Diocese of Peterborough

The introductory material is a really helpful overview to working in this way with this age group. I would use this book as a confirmation course, for a group of 'tweenagers' moving on to a more mature version of Sunday Club, or after Easter.

Book details

  • ISBN: 9781841017907
  • Published: 19 April 2013
  • Status:
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48
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