Video Resources

A collection of videos suitable for a range of youth and children’s work. Includes bible stories, animations, assembly reflections and discussion starters.

Lost Generation by Jonathan Reed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIEDuRcchjI&t=5s I really love this video and poem. It helps break down some of the negative perceptions that exist about young people and this generation. Lost Generation is a poem by Jonathan Reed. If you find the website helpful and...

Still Game: Community and Compassion

Assembly – Community and Compassion Like many people I was excited to hear that Still Game will be returning to our TV screens for another new series. The last series of the Craiglang Comedy drew record viewing figures of around 3.2million across the UK. Many have...

Why do we suffer? Time for Reflection

Time for Reflection – Why do we suffer? During our first Time for Reflection at the high school we gathered responses from pupils about questions they might ask God if they had the opportunity. The question of suffering came up time and time again. Why do we suffer?...

Video: Remembrance Reflection

How best do we honour the sacrifice of those who gave their life for Queen and country? Is peace possible or is the stuff of dreams? Is there a better way? Can love win? If you find the website helpful and would like to donate, thank you! You can do so, easily,...

Video: Is Peace Possible?

As we approach Remembrance Sunday I thought this video might be a useful way to explore with young people the question: Is Peace Possible? Sourced from Soomo Publishing. Discussion Is peace possible? What does peace mean? Is it just the absence of fighting? What do...

Assembly: Life is by Mother Teresa

This is a short video reflection that we used for a recent high school assembly based on a poem by Mother Teresa called'Life is'. Life is a journey filled with lessons, hardships, heartaches, joys, celebrations and special moments that will ultimately lead us to our...

Video: The Power of Words

This could be used as a discussion starter around the theme of the power of words to change the world. If you find the website helpful and would like to donate, thank you! You can do so, easily, through...

Video: The Easter Story

This is a nicely animated video of the Easter story set to the Adele song 'Make You Feel My Love'.   If you find the website helpful and...

Video: Famous Failures

A short video showing famous failures and that failure isn't the end of the story. Sometimes failure is seen as something to be avoided but it's something we will all face.  Rather than give up when things don't go to plan use it as a learning experience that  can...

Difficult Questions About Jesus

This video has quite a few different applications. It could be used as an introduction to a discussion about the questions we all have about faith and religion. Or it could be used to help volunteers consider how children understand the stories in the Bible and how we...

Nativity Animation

This is a hand-drawn Nativity animation that could be used as a stand-alone video, for reflection,  or as an introduction to a Christmas service. ...

What do you see?

This video tests your awareness skills. What did you see? Did you see anything out of the ordinary? We only see...

Water tricks

Looking for an object lesson or children's talk that will capture your children's imagination? These cool water tricks could be an ideal way of introducing Jesus' miracles or helping young people consider the theme of making  the impossible possible. They could also...

Video: Parable of the feast

This is a nicely animated video retelling Jesus' parable of the feast in a compelling and relevant way for children and young people. (Luke 14: 15-24) If you find the website helpful and would like to donate, thank you! You can do so, easily, through...

Video: Story of Samson

A beautifully animated video retelling the Biblical story of Samson. If you find the website helpful and would like to donate, thank you! You can do...

The Woman at the Well Video

Today I've been doing some planning and preparation for our next Messy Church event which is based around the story of the woman at the well. I came across this really good modern retelling of the story on Youtube and thought I'd share. I can see it working well...

Lost Coin Illustration and Lost Sheep Video

This is a short script based on the parable of the lost coin to help children consider what God is like. It could be used alongside the story of the lost sheep and I've included an animation retelling the parable. Before children arrive, place ninety-nine pennies in a...

Children’s Session – Noah

A collection of resources for a children's session looking at the story of Noah. Includes video, worksheets, object lessons, and craft ideas. Worksheets Below is a collection of worksheets: Colouring Sheet: Ark In A Flood Colouring Sheet: Animals Entering Noahs Ark...

Video Story: Adam and Eve

A nicely animated retelling of the creation story and Adam and Eve for kids. Video is narrated by John Le Mesurier [video width="480" height="272" autoplay="true" preload="auto"...

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