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Rethinking Youth Work – the missing piece of ministry lego

In the latest issue of Youth and Children’s Work Magazine, the cover title of which is “Back to the drawing board” there are two articles about how we might rethink our work with children and young people.  Despite the “and” in the title of the magazine, these articles are entirely separate and also significantly different......

The Art of Delegation

I have developed some training in the last few years around the whole area of leadership development – for many of the churches I have resourced over the years, this continues to be an area of challenge! Part of this training touches on delegation which is the focus of this blog post (although, I originally......

St Bartz Retreat Centre

There is a hidden gem in the heart of the Sussex countryside – it is a residential retreat centre called St Bartz. Set in its own grounds, surrounded by farmland, it is an ideal place to bring your group for a weekend or week away, host a retreat or a day conference.  St Bartz has......

3 Trees – 3 Keys to effective faith formation

The fable of the three trees is one I have used again and again in children’s ministry.  If you have never come across it have a read of the story [here]. It’s been great for Easter holiday clubs, teaching up to Christmas in junior church and after school mid week activities (I’ve used it a......

Beyond Holiday Clubs – What should come next?

Head over to ChristianToday and you will find a helpful article about Holiday Clubs.  Read it and you should feel affirmed if you are still recovering from running a Holiday Club . . . or, it will inspire and motivate you to make one happen.  Read it here. The article from Martin Saunders highlights four......