With disruptions to them inevitable, Are strategies in youthwork worth the paper they’re written on?

Its not a negative question, but a realistic one; With all the disruptions to a strategy especially in youthwork- is it even worth bothering with one? Is it even possible to develop strategies for ‘industries’ that are so unpredictable, and people orientated? A possible solution is below, but first the case for the prosecution. Why strategies dont work… It can feel like a strategy for … Continue reading With disruptions to them inevitable, Are strategies in youthwork worth the paper they’re written on?

‘They’re just kids’ and 11 other reasons for not giving Young People responsibilities in Churches

When religious communities do not invest in their youth, unsurprisingly their youth are less likely to invest in their religious faith (Christian Smith, 2005) That investment, is not just financial, though it helps. There was no paid youthworker in my church growing up, but If you read my story about how I grew up and stayed in the church (it is here: http://wp.me/p2Az40-Ph ) you will … Continue reading ‘They’re just kids’ and 11 other reasons for not giving Young People responsibilities in Churches