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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......
Huge thanks for the inspiring atmosphere at Youth Work the Conference back in November 2014 –  and, in particular to Gemma Dunning, for this post about three ways of doing ministry.  There should really only be one way, but if that was our common practice I wouldn’t need to write a blog about it 🙂 At......
Think about the following statement as you consider your youth work, children’s work, family ministry . . . The best thing we can offer those we minister to is a healthy us Life in all it’s fullness is found in Christ; John 10:10 makes it clear as Jesus speaks of why he has come, but......
Elijah is a man of extremes.  We see that in His unshakable faith in what God will do and his obedience and calling is taken to the limit on Mt Carmel . . . we see it too in his desperation and his sense of failure, considering himself no better that his ancestors – almost......
I have not posted for a while (!) – I wanted to save it until I had The Resource website up and running . . . so, here we are! I am pretty thrilled too with what I hope will be coming soon via the website (it is live, but isn’t going to be a static......
Waiting is a pain.  In a queue that is shuffling along, at the front door waiting for your children to GET THEIR SHOES ON, in your kitchen for the kettle to boil, the microwave to ping (ours no longer pings, so you have to WATCH and wait . . . which seems to make it......
This is what the disciples say to Jesus in Mark chapter 1 verse 37. ‘Everyone is looking for you!’ Jesus has got up early, after being ridiculously busy it seems pretty much as soon as he has been baptised he is ‘immediately’ doing this and ‘immediately’ doing that – at least, that’s how Mark writes......
There is a lot to commend in the NYA “A Vision for Youth Work” document . . . and some gaping holes.   First, the commendable stuff :: Young people need a viable local offer – and this needs to be a collaborative effort, with all potential stakeholders (especially young people) drawing up plans and strategy......