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Information for Group Leaders

Risk Assessment

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Joining Instructions

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Safeguarding Guidelines

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Post-Flame 2 Resources

What's inside?

Discussion Starter: Keep the Flame Burning. Some questions to get the group thinking about what they got from Flame 2, and how they are going to take it forward with them.

Prayer: Keep the Flame Burning. A short prayer on the same theme.

Discussion Starter: Mercy. Some questions on the theme introduced by Cardinal Tagle.

Prayer: Mercy. A short prayer on the same theme.

Interactive Liturgy. A longer, interactive, time of prayer, based around David Wells’ Love Chooses You.

Prayer Card: Quote from Cardinal Tagle. A prayer card based on Cardinal Tagle’s talk at Flame 2, for young people to carry with them.

Prayer Card: Fan the Flame. Back by popular demand.

Prayer Card:The Joy of the Gospel.

Youth Group Ideas: Personal Prayer Challenge. A handout for young people helping them to pray, using a thirty-day plan.

Youth Group Ideas: Adoration. Some practical ideas for introducing your group to Adoration.

Youth Group Ideas: Sharing our Experience. Some thoughts and ideas on feeding back the Flame 2 experience to the rest of the community. (i.e. the Parish or School)

Youth Group Ideas: Where do we go from here? Some thoughts on what direction to take your group in. Also helpful for putting a forma ‘youth group’ together.

Youth Group Ideas: Our Flame Display. A practical task to help the group to reflect on their experience and share it with others.

Also included, are transcripts of the talks from Cardinal Tagle, Baroness Sheila Holmes and David Wills’ Love Chooses You.

Preparation Resources

What's inside?

Discussion Starter: Preparing for Christmas. Some thoughts and questions to get a group discussion started as part of a youth group session or a lesson/ meeting in school.

Prayer: Preparing for Christmas. A short time of prayer following on from the discussion about Christmas. Can be used in isolation if needed.

Discussion Starter: Taking stock. Some more questions to get a discussion started.

Prayer: Taking stock. As above. A short time of prayer following on from the discussion about ‘taking stock.’ Can be used in isolation if needed.

Youth Group session: The characters of Advent and Christmas. A look at the people we focus on during advent and what they can teach us. An interactive session for a youth group session or part of a school lesson/ meeting.

Prayer card: Advent. Something to hand out to help young people to focus on Advent

Prayer card: Fan the flame. Something to hand out to help young people to focus on Flame 2.

Liturgy: Preparing for Flame 2. A prayer service which you can do with your Flame 2 group.
Other Youth Group ideas. Some suggestions for other things you might want to do in the run up to Flame 2.

School assembly. Notes and PowerPoint for an assembly, either to encourage students to sign up for Flame 2, or to inspire those who have.

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February Preparation Resources

What's inside?

Discussion Starter: Joy of the Gospel. Some thoughts and questions about our theme, to get a group discussion started as part of a youth group session or a lesson/ meeting in school.

Prayer: Joy of the Gospel. A short time of prayer following on from the discussion. Can also be used in isolation.

Discussion Starter: Flame 2. As above. Some thoughts and questions to get the group thinking about what they want to get from Flame and why they are going. This is intended for use before. See last item, for a post-Flame discussion starter.

Prayer: Flame 2. As above.To follow the discussion, or to be used in isolation.

Youth Group Session: Trips and Pilgrimages. An interactive, educational activity with your group, focusing on how we can make sure that Flame 2 is something we can learn from and carry forward. In other words, a ‘pilgrimage,’ and not just a ‘trip!’

Prayer card: God Speaks to the Church. A quote from our keynote speaker, Cardinal Tagle.

Prayer card:The Joy of the Gospel. A prayer card based on the theme.

Prayer card: Fan the Flame. The same card that was included in the last pack.

Other Youth Group Ideas. Some suggestions for other things you might want to do in the run up to Flame 2.This is an extended version of the document provided in the last resource pack.

List of YouTube videos. A list of resources on YouTube that you might find useful in preparing your group for Flame 2.

School Plasma Screen Film. A PowerPoint and a .wmv movie which can be used in schools which use plasma screen notices.This is the same resource provided in the last pack.

Discussion Starter: How was it? An activity for the journey home or for your next meeting after Flame 2. Some questions to get the group reflecting on the day.

January Preparation Resources

What's inside?

Discussion Starter: Baptism. Some thoughts and questions about Baptism, to get a group discussion started as part of a youth group session or a lesson/ meeting in school.

Prayer: Baptism. A short time of prayer following on from the discussion. Can also be used in isolation.

Discussion Starter: Conversion. Some thoughts and questions, as above, about the Conversion of Saul/ St. Paul, and about conversion experiences in our own lives.

N.B.There is no prayer to follow this discussion as the more comprehensive liturgy (below) is on this theme.

Discussion Starter: 2015. As above. Some thoughts and questions to get the group thinking about their priorities for the year ahead, and about where God will fit in to it all.

Prayer: 2015. As above.To follow the discussion, or to be used in isolation.

Youth Group Session: Sparks, Flames and Water Buckets! An interactive, educational activity with your group, focusing on how we can ‘Fan the Flame’ in our own lives, and the things that can get in the way.

Prayer card: We saw his Star.A prayer card based on the Epiphany.

Prayer card: Fan the Flame. The same card that was included in the last pack.

Liturgy: The Conversion of St.Paul. A prayer service which you can do with your Flame 2 group.

Other Youth Group Ideas. Some suggestions for other things you might want to do in the run up to Flame 2.

School Plasma Screen Film. A PowerPoint and a .wmv movie which can be used in schools which use plasma screen notices.

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