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Don’t be precious about partnership in the gospel. Seriously. God himself is not – at least, not in the ways we might think. Scripture bears this out. In the Old Testament there are some bizarre (maybe to us) partnerships or allegiances with some who were not the right sort to have dealings with – and......
Ever get stuck? Like, REALLY stuck in ministry. You can’t see how to move forward, where things are going so you coast along on autopilot – delivering talks, planning activities, creating rotas, going to team meetings. It isn’t that you aren’t passionate about what you are doing and the young people you are serving. But......
The Bible Society have produced another fantastic little video for Christmas. It’s called “The Greatest Journey”, following Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and has the great Dai Woolridge, with his lyrical voice leading us through.  Cleverly, the rhythm and tempo are in the style of “We’re Going on a Bearhunt” . . . Lovely rhymes......
Get ready for another rip-roaring saga from Luke, one of the greatest story tellers ever! Nope, this is not the latest YA blockbuster – though it is chock full of thrills, danger, laughs and crazy happenings.  Following on from the MEGA “Luke’s Story“, the first book in the “Diary of a Disciple” series from Scripture......
In the latest issue of Youth and Children’s Work Magazine, the cover title of which is “Back to the drawing board” there are two articles about how we might rethink our work with children and young people.  Despite the “and” in the title of the magazine, these articles are entirely separate and also significantly different......
I have developed some training in the last few years around the whole area of leadership development – for many of the churches I have resourced over the years, this continues to be an area of challenge! Part of this training touches on delegation which is the focus of this blog post (although, I originally......
There is a hidden gem in the heart of the Sussex countryside – it is a residential retreat centre called St Bartz. Set in its own grounds, surrounded by farmland, it is an ideal place to bring your group for a weekend or week away, host a retreat or a day conference.  St Bartz has......
The fable of the three trees is one I have used again and again in children’s ministry.  If you have never come across it have a read of the story [here]. It’s been great for Easter holiday clubs, teaching up to Christmas in junior church and after school mid week activities (I’ve used it a......