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How to use the Stir Course

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How to use Stir in a Café setting

If your church is running a café, The Stir Course can be a great way to stimulate spiritual conversations at individual tables and also create opportunities to invite individuals to explore faith even further, beyond the set café times.

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How to Use Stir at my Youth Club or Drop-in

Stir has been used in several youth group, club and drop-in settings. Your approach will depend on whether you have a slot where everyone stops and listens to input from the front or if you have no set structure and teens freely come and go.

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How to Use Stir in School Assemblies

The Stir material is great for School Assemblies. The sessions can help you meet the school’s PSHE/RSHE requirements, inform students about the Christian faith and serve as an opportunity to invite students to a follow-up Stir group.

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How to Use Stir with Children

Stir can be adapted for children by introducing it's most basic concept, that we are more than a body and brain.

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How to run Stir in 20 minutes

Do you run a school lunch-time group, a rowdy youth club or a small breakout at youth group for teens who are uncertain about faith? Stir can work in these settings. Keep reading to hear how other stirrers have done it.


How to run Stir in 12-14 weeks

The format of a 12-14 week course is a well-worn pathway in churches that have used the Alpha Course or Christianity Explored. Here we break down how you can adapt the Stir Course to a 12-14 week format.