Posts filed under: Family Ministry

Family Ministry

yep, family ministry stuff

On the 16th February, General Synod, the national assembly of the Church of England, will hear a report from the Archbishops’ Evangelism Task Group (ETG). You can see the report here [Report from ETG]. I put a tweet out this morning saying this should be widely read and acted upon.  It is very refreshing and,......
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I agonise over blog titles.  Does my title reflect the content?  Am I luring people to the blog post with a sensationalist headline?  Does the title genuinely reflect what I am trying to articulate?  It can be a bit like wrestling with a tweet . . . (argh! I’ve run our of characters, or you......
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The Department of Education is carrying out a consultation on Out of School Education Settings – and the potential need for them to registered with and inspected by Ofsted.  You can read about it [here]. This is something that faith groups need to respond to.  If you are involved in children’s and / or youth......
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I have collected a bunch of diverse, amusing, profound, reflective, clever, funny and off the wall “Christmas” videos . . . TWELVE in all, to reflect the 12 days of Christmas.  However, if you know of some other GREAT videos for use at Christmas (nativities, Christmas eve services, carols etc . . .  ) do......
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Within the Reform and Renewal Programme for the Church of England (follow on twitter here : @ReformRenewal) there are some positive things . . . . It is EXCELLENT, for example, that we have a focus on discipleship. However there are some gaping holes in what is considered important and valuable for the future thriving of......
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Employing someone to lead childrens, youth, family work in the local church and community is a big commitment – to the successful applicant, the church, the children and young people you are already working with, families and the local community.  It needs to be taken seriously, it should not be undertaken as an experiment .......
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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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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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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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I am a fan of Tim Harford.   He does “More or Less” on Radio 4 . . . which is a little bit of brilliance.  He also hosts a show called “pop up ideas” it is just superb – lobbing out there a bunch of “what if” thoughts and ideas.  As I was driving......
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