Reflections on Youth work, Mission & Church by James Ballantyne
Currently I am the Youthwork development adviser for the north east for Frontier youth trust (FYT) where i help start, supervise and encourage youth workers and chur hes in pioneer youth work across tge north and nortb east of the UK. 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. I have just graduated with 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.