Latest Posts

blog-2
Teaching . . . we are all doing this.  Teaching others what we think, believe, value, understand . . . through the way we speak and act in our lives.  To teach others we do not need to be professional teachers . . . teaching is not simply what teachers do.  What I mean is......
If you are thinking about developing some youth work, here are some questions / areas to consider as you make a start! #1. Are there young people in your community / village / town etc?  If the answer to this no or not many, then do not stress too much about what you are doing /......
“Team work makes the dream work.” Nothing like a cheesy quote to get a blog post started.  Some quotes like this are just cliche or so overused they have lost all meaning and are nothing more than wall art.  However, this one is true. We achieve very little if we have a de-motivated, poorly equipped,......
Let me say right off that there are more than 3 things to learn from Jesus – but, there are three staggering things we need to pay attention to and learn from in Matthew, Mark and Luke’s account of Jesus “blessing the children”.  Why staggering?  Well, because they are obvious but not focused on, clear......
Of all the things I have done in my life, I am most proud to be your dad President Obama, to his daughters on leaving office. Boom.  Thanks Obama!  Got me thinking . . . what makes you proud?  What makes ME proud? I don’t know if it was intentional or not . . .......
The beginning of December 2016 saw the launch of not one, not two, but three research reports – all, in some way, about children’s and youth ministry.  First up, was “Passing On Faith” published by Theos; followed by “Rooted in the Church” from the Church of England; followed by “Losing Heart“, published by Youthscape. Lets......
A few years ago, Mark Griffiths wrote, “One Generation from Extinction” (published by Monarch, 2009). Although addressing a slightly different question to Nick Shepherd – at it’s heart the book tackles the same theme. Faith generation and transmission. How on earth do we pass on faith? How do we ensure it continues to be passed......
It is not often I quote a tele-evangelist.  Well, in fact, I don’t think I have ever done it (knowingly) until now. Robert Schuller was the man behind the “Hour of Power” and the Crystal Cathedral – google those if you want to know more.  But, something about this quote of his just gets me, Let......