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CY Leader's Guide (ebook)

CY Leader's Guide ebook

A seven-week course for young people

Christianity Explored
from 5 reviews

Leader’s Guide for the 11-14 year old's edition of Christianity Explored

Part of the CY series.

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“CY” is a life-changing journey through the Gospel of Mark. In seven interactive sessions, plus a weekend or day away, young people will find out what Christians believe, discover the Bible’s answers to the big questions of life and explore what Christianity is really all about.

This Leader's Guide contains detailed talk outlines and advice on running the course as well as Bible studies complete with answers! It also features inventive activities, games, ice-breakers and discussion starters—all of which have been specifically devised to reinforce the main teaching point.

Designed to be used alongside the CY Handbook for young people course.

Don't forget to register your course for access to extra resources from Christianity Explored Ministries.

Download free extra material to help run your CY course!

CY Talk Outlines
All the talk outlines for the seven CY sessions in a single document.

CY Talks
CY talks in an editable document to adapt and make your own.

Extra Ideas
Extra game and introduction ideas that didn’t make it into the manual, together with alternative talk illustrations.

Feedback forms
Printable feedback forms for both CY and Soul to be used at the end of the course.

Guess Who quiz
Powerpoint template for the quiz to be used in Week 2.

Inside Track TalksPDF or Word Document
Talk outlines for the Inside Track weekend/day away available in either PDF format or in an editable document to adapt and make your own.

Tangrams game
Powerpoint template for the game to be used in Week 7.

The Mark Challenge
Printable sheet for encouraging the group to read through Mark’s Gospel during the CY course.

Visuals and Activities
Downloadable version of all the images and activity sheets for use during CY and Soul.

Product details


  • Section 1
    • How to run the course

  • Section 2
    • Study guide

  • Section 3
    • Weekend/Day away

  • Appendices
    • Answering difficult questions


Age range: 11+
Contributors Christianity Explored
Format eBook
Language English
Publisher The Good Book Company/CE
Customer reviews

27 May 2015


(Review written for 'CY Leader's Guide')

This book is excellent. We use it to teach the Gospel to vulnerable adults, many of whom have not encountered the Bible before. The accessibility of the teaching (which has been designed for young people) works very well in this context. We have also used some of the activities and games which have been fun and have helped to illustrate different points. We don't do 'talks' only small group interactive studies so I've had to adapt the talk material myself. It's also slightly confusing having the talks in a separate section at the back of the book. Overall this book has really helped us to explain the Gospel piece by piece in an accessible way - thank you!

1 Sep 2014


(Review written for 'CY Leader's Guide')

This is a really handy resource for both Christian and non-Christian teens in a youth group or church weekend away. Let's you gauge where they're at spiritually and is super clear in explaining the things they may not understand. Solid stuff.

9 Aug 2013


(Review written for 'CY Leader's Guide')

Having used the CE course successfully several times, we bought the CY Nano materials for our young youth group. Sadly, the DVD presentations were wierd (random lights and empty warehouses), and boring (I'm sure Nate is a lovely guy, but someone needs to tell him a joke - he rarely smiles).
The overall result was disappointing and we cannot recommend it - unlike the adult version, where RIco is inspiring. Sorry guys.

9 Mar 2011


(Review written for 'CY Leader's Guide')

Excellent materials - used in secondary school CU

10 Sep 2010

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(Review written for 'CY Leader's Guide')

CY is a seven-stage journey through Mark’s Gospel for young people. All seven sessions are designed to bring young people to a clear understanding of the gospel with the aid of specially written talks, Bible studies, games and activities, and the optional use of the Soul DVD.

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