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Ethos, Pathos and Logos. We have Aristotle to thank for these.  The art of rhetoric is not new or recent and goes right back to ancient Greece.  The challenge when thinking about these three keys and public speaking is they are all about persuasion.  Bringing people round to a way of thinking or challenging beliefs......
Ever heard that phrase, “mountain top experience”?  I don’t know if it is directly linked to the transfiguration of Jesus (on a mountain) and the experience of those who witnessed it . . . but, there are a few things I have been reflecting on – from that story and also from Jesus’ discussion with......
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......