The Course in detail…
ManMade’s six sessions are built around the core values of Passion, Humility, Courage, Respect, Control and Responsibility.
Each value can be explored indoors (MADEReal) or during a field trip (MADEWild). Leaders can mix and match so that activities are selected that suit their group. The Rites of Passage Experience then offers an opportunity to complete the process by taking time out from everyday life.
There is sufficient choice of content to suit a wide variety of groups. You could profitably spend two hours per session, although it would be possible to select options that enable completion in a minimum of sixty minutes. Make your choices in line with your group’s abilities. BUT, this flexibility needs to be used carefully so as to ensure that the aims of ManMade are achieved. It would be possible to spend far too long on the ‘fun’ activities and miss out on the opportunity to encourage thought and enable young people to make positive life choices. The essential sections are Get Connected and Man of the World.
Each MadeReal session has six sections:
Warmin’ Up: Choose from 4 activities that introduce and illustrate the session’s core value.
Get Connected: Show the Voxpops or print out the Scenarios.
Men of the World: Debate each core value using personality profiles of well- known men.
Man of the Word: Reflect upon the core value with an exploration of the character of Jesus.
Makin’ the Point: Use an interactive activity to consolidate learning.
Join the journey: Helps the core value to become a reality for each young person with activities to do before the next session.
Alternatively, these values can be explore through six MADEWild excursions. Through MADEWild your ManMade groups can gain practical interaction with the session value. Rather than learning through activities, films or worksheets, each field trip outing will provide physical knowledge within the value, allowing your group to experience the value first hand and gain understanding of its true meaning for their lives.
Download the ManMade sample and get the first 22 pages of the ManMade resource to try out within your youth group. Included in the ManMade sample is Contents, Forward, Intro and Session One of ManMade – “Passion”.