Reflections for the drama of youthwork, mission and ministry
I am a self employed youthwork consultant, so, if theres anything you have read on this site that you think might be useful for your situation, such as detached work, management, employment or supervision please do get in touch. Most recently I was a Youthwork development adviser in the north east for Frontier Youth Trust (FYT) which involved me training volunteers and helping churches start pioneer youthwork, I also supervised and encouraged youth workers in projects as they delivered youthwork. See the FYT/ streetspace page for more updates. I used to be Centre Director at Durham YFC, and used to do detached & community based youthwork, mentoring and employ youthworkers in local churches in county Durham. Over the past 20 years i have been involved in youthwork in a variety of context, detached youthwork mostly, but also community based clubs, mentoring in schools and church based youthwork. I have lectured on the subject and also deliver training to groups on various aspects of youthwork. If you would like me to come and do some training, lectures or workshops on any aspects of youthwork, ministry or management please do contact me using the menus above.
In 2017 I completed an MA in Theology & Ministry at St John's College, Durham. I am Married to Lynn, and have 2 children, Anna and George, and a dog called Ruby. When I'm not working, I might be out on my bike cycling around Teeside, or walking the dog on the beaches of the north east. Previously I was the coordinator of the Sidewalk Project in Perth, Scotland, a place where I completed a BA (hons) in youthwork and applied theology at International Christian College, Glasgow.