Nothing more, nothing less, love is the best…What if ‘love is the way’ in Youth Ministry?

Theres a madness in the air and its all about love, this evening its the remembrance services and commemorations of the one love, Manchester concerts to mark the year since the tragedy at the concert. But its love that caught the imagination on Saturday lunchtime, yes the love between Harry and Meghan, their looks, glances and lip-read comments (thanks ITV for this detail). Though the … Continue reading Nothing more, nothing less, love is the best…What if ‘love is the way’ in Youth Ministry?

Young people will go elsewhere for rebellion and danger- if faith in our youth groups is tame and safe

Young People need to be more than just participants in institutional faith -(Andrew Root (2017)) Faith Generation needs to enable young people to explore identity and meaning, and engage in acts of faith that generate experience and engagement with God’ (Nick Shepherd, Faith Generation, 2016, p170) By Being creative faith activists and taking liturgy to the streets, the prophetic church today can re-imagine space and time through … Continue reading Young people will go elsewhere for rebellion and danger- if faith in our youth groups is tame and safe

Rethinking learning styles in Youth Ministry; Helping young people have an active faith

In Youth Ministry – How might we use Learning styles?  I know, there has been some talk recently about the validity of learning styles and whether they actually exist and are of value. there are some fascinating thoughts here: http://www.learningscientists.org/blog/2017/5/25-1   But for the sake of what might be an interesting read, stick with me on this one. It not that kind of re-think that i am … Continue reading Rethinking learning styles in Youth Ministry; Helping young people have an active faith

Thoughts on Compassion

Recently, along with thinking about culture, values and interpreting, ive been thinking on a number of levels about the subject of compassion – or more pertinently its been a subject that without deliberate intention has been hitting on me. A few weeks ago i was asked to help out at the local high school at their philosophy day, during which i was working with one … Continue reading Thoughts on Compassion