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Look at yourself. Look AT yourself.  Dashing about from place to place doing everything!  You live by the mantra, “if you want something done properly . . . ” and everyone else is “only a volunteer”.  Yes, you are exhausted.  Yes, you don’t remember which group you are preparing a session for – but you......
Normally, at the end of an interview for a job the panel might ask a candidate . . . “do you have any questions for us?”  Take the opportunity, here are my top six questions you MUST ask :: 1.  What is the Vision of the Church for [Children’s Youth and Family Ministry] over the......
I want to ask this question.   Does the Church considers youth, children’s and families workers to be WORTH the salaries that are being set aside to pay them? I love a bit of Sam Smith, in one of his recent songs there are these lyrics, I don’t have money on my mind, money on......
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......