Do you want to discover, deepen or share the faith? For example with some friends or with a larger group? Then the Tweeting with GOD Manual is for you, as a complement to the How to grow in faith course! [>HtGiF] It has been developed together with young people and youth leaders, bearing in mind the needs of potential leaders who desire to lead a group (but may have little or no experience or knowledge of the faith and don’t know how to start). As the Manual is practical, complete and easy to use, leading a group does not require much time to prepare. The Manual is complemented by a series of fully worked out proposals for sessions on a specific topic, the Tweeting with GOD Specials.
Manual: A practical and complete guide
In the Manual, authors Father Michel Remery and Ilse Spruit explain step by step how to set up a group in a parish, at school or at home, including how to invite participants, put together a programme and lead group sessions. There is a special section on how to use the resources with groups before, during and especially after a pilgrimage, such as World Youth Day.
This Manual complements the other Tweeting with GOD resources - such as the book and the app, where Father Michel Remery answers 200+ questions [>Questions] about God, the Catholic faith and the Church in a clear and contemporary way.
The Manual consists of four parts:
- Part A presents the background of Tweeting with GOD and the central role played by the questions of young people.
- Part B explains how a Tweeting with GOD session works, how you could organise such sessions with your youth group, and offers lots of practical advice.
- Part C focuses on how you can use Tweeting with GOD, addressing the available resources, and also the different settings in which the project can be used, for example to prepare for the Sacraments of Confirmation or Baptism [>Resources>How to grow in faith], for new Catholics, or even marriage preparation.
- Part D discusses how you can use Tweeting with GOD to prepare for your group’s pilgrimage and, probably even more importantly, how to organise a follow-up for your group after the pilgrimage.
The Appendices provide a lot of additional information, ranging from prayers and interactive methods to engage young people during the group sessions, to a fully worked out season with Tweeting with GOD.
The Tweeting with GOD Manual is available in several languages.
Specials: A series of meetings prepared for your group
We have prepared fully worked out programs for using Tweeting with GOD in group sessions about certain subjects, called Specials. Obviously, you can opt to prepare a program for every meeting with your group all by yourself. It is interesting and a lot of fun! But we know youth leaders lead busy lives so we offer a series of detailed programs. Together these help you prepare an entire season with Tweeting with GOD.
Every Special includes an introduction, sample texts, reference to more reading materials, a fully worked out schedule, and reference to a short video that often sheds a new light on the topic.
We recommend using these Specials in conjunction with the Manual. Hesitate no longer, and get started, taking advantage of these fun, interactive ways of presenting and discussing faith topics.
The Tweeting with GOD Specials are available in several languages.