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The Church needs to change.  Big Style.  Something gobsmacking was said in response to recent comments about the Church of England’s practices . . . I haven’t seen any one wave a red flag or be similarly aghast – so, here goes :: We (The Church of England) have recently been criticised for talking about the need......
Every time you meet, make sure you do these three things : #1. Pray. I don’t mean you pray before the session (which you should) or at the end of the session (which you should) or during the week in preparation for the session (which you should), I mean with the children. Model prayer, show......
So, “De-bunking the Gender Stereotypes – For the sake of our children.”  Why am I tackling this topic now? I am writing this now because of this article :: The Christian man of the future (found in the current issue of Children’s Work Magazine).  It doesn’t just talk about children’s work, but looks at what kind......
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......
I have recently done a few Christmas assemblies in school . . . each one has been an adaptation of the following key words . . . Wasted; Waiting and Wonder.  Feel free to use! #1.  Wasted.  Herod had the opportunity to worship (Ok, so not right when Jesus was born, but not that long......
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......