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Childrens Ministry

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I have often been asked about stats related to children’s, youth and family ministry – sometimes they are hard to find or ambiguous, or just er, made up!  So, I have pulled together what I consider to be the most reliable stuff (and these are all based on UK research). Some of these are self......
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This blog post is not about the expectations of a 12 year old joining a youth ministry.  This post is about our expectations as those leading youth ministry of 12 year olds. What will they do?  What do they know?  Will they hack it after “just” being on the receiving end of children’s ministry? We......
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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......
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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......
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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......
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For the last couple of years, I’ve used the following for all-age worship at Christmas and in assemblies at primary schools . . . based on three words which stand out to me from that very first Christmas Wasted, Waiting and Wonder. Feel free to use! #1.  Wasted.  Herod had the opportunity to worship (Ok,......
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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......
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Dear Friends, mega update! I have left the whole of what was posted on 10th May – but, a quick update! We now have the start up costs – all £2000 – this is truly humbling and amazing. Thank you so much for your prayers, encouragement and support – for those of you who have......
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I know who I am, I know what God has called me to do and I seek to get on with it – some days it is good to reflect on the years since the call – this blog, developed and added to over the last couple of years, is my ministry story. I heard......
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I am going to take it as a given that if you are reading this you think that schools ministry is a good idea, you are either doing it already and just looking for some hints and tips or you are thinking it is something you should be doing.  I have being doing assemblies in schools......
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