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This is a blog on the mindfield that is employing someone to lead childrens, youth, family work in the local church and community.  Across the years I have been supporting, encouraging and working with churches to do this, I have encountered wonderful practice and, er, not so wonderful . . . hence this (slightly tongue in......
Followers of this blog (and those who zipped over to read a couple of articles in January / February, thanks – primarily – to the prompting of Church Mouse!) will be aware of the threat to the Church of England’s two national posts – we currently have a national children’s work adviser – Mary Hawes;......
This is the second of my #lumen blogs in advance of Youth Work – The Conference, this time I am thinking about the light of generosity . . . . The Green, Green grass of home . . . this is the title of a country and western song from the 60s, reprised only a......
The theme for this year’s Youth Work The Conference is “Lumen” . . . basically, LIGHT!  Once a month (maybe sometimes more) I am going to reflect on the theme and lob up a blog . . . read along if you like – but – more importantly, join us in November for the Conference!......
OK, just finished a series of three sessions with some churches in Mid Sussex (five churches represented, from Scaynes Hill, Wivelsfield, Cuckfield, Balcombe and Barcombe).  Going backwards, I am going to post some information about what we covered, and some details about where you might find resources / useful stuff for work with children and......
Well, as you will have seen – on Monday the Bishop of Oxford (who is the Chair of the Board of Education) had to answer 13 questions raised by those concerned across the Church – my previous post to this one details the response to the questions. I remain deeply concerned and was not reassured......
Bishop of Oxford’s Answers to Questions about Children and Youth National Posts Well, these are the questions . . . and the answers (not the written ones, this is what was said in reply, taken from the audio recording from questions last night – Monday 6th February), I have transcribed, so any errors are mine......
We are not so much at a crossroads wondering which way to go -. as thrashing about in forest we hadn’t anticipated being there – utterly and completely lost.  Twenty years ago, “All God’s Children – Evangelism in Crisis” was produced – on the cusp of the 90s – the decade that saw us lose 500,000......