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I was prompted to write this short blog by a tweet I saw from YouthworkMum (AKA Alice Smith) – if you are on twitter, well worth a follow . . . anyway’s, Alice asked . . . Recommendations for teaching resources for 16-18 year olds? Some were suggested, such as : Substance (published by SU) and......
For the last couple of years, I’ve used the following for all-age worship at Christmas and in assemblies at primary schools . . . based on three words which stand out to me from that very first Christmas Wasted, Waiting and Wonder. Feel free to use! #1.  Wasted.  Herod had the opportunity to worship (Ok,......
Working with young people is exciting, daunting, challenging . . . full of joy and sometimes frustration!  Working with young people in a rural context – a village or small town in a remote place brings a set of unique challenges AND opportunities. In this training (see the featured image for this post) I will......
In the film, “Thor – The Dark World”, we get this great quote from the lead character, I’d rather be a good man than a great king Something in what he has seen of “greatness” has made him reconsider his destiny (He is expected to be King of Asgard) . . . I love the whole......
I have been pondering two things – the magic formula for a great blog post and what it “is” that motivates people to write them.  I have read other blog posts : I have fumed and laughed and sat open mouthed, I have had my head in my hands and massaged my temples, I have......
Huge thanks for the inspiring atmosphere at Youth Work the Conference back in November 2014 –  and, in particular to Gemma Dunning, for this post about three ways of doing ministry.  There should really only be one way, but if that was our common practice I wouldn’t need to write a blog about it 🙂 At......
Think about the following statement as you consider your youth work, children’s work, family ministry . . . The best thing we can offer those we minister to is a healthy us Life in all it’s fullness is found in Christ; John 10:10 makes it clear as Jesus speaks of why he has come, but......
Elijah is a man of extremes.  We see that in His unshakable faith in what God will do and his obedience and calling is taken to the limit on Mt Carmel . . . we see it too in his desperation and his sense of failure, considering himself no better that his ancestors – almost......