We need to talk about Clergy/Youth worker line management (Part 4) – what to do when it goes wrong

It is easier to talk about the reasons why a line management relationship goes wrong – its more difficult to suggest ways to rectify it! In parts 1-3 of this management series (links below) I identified a number of these factors. Most of them come down to expectations, and these are widely talked about . However, there are other reasons why the relationship may start … Continue reading We need to talk about Clergy/Youth worker line management (Part 4) – what to do when it goes wrong

We need to talk about Clergy to Youthworker Line-Management (Part 1)

Does a Youthworker need to be Managed? Reflect on that question just for a moment. As you do, think about why they need to be managed, what about them needs to be managed – and what is ‘management’ at all?  Because one of the most pressing issues, that just does not go away is that of managing youthworkers, and in particularly the role of the line … Continue reading We need to talk about Clergy to Youthworker Line-Management (Part 1)

Clergy Shouldnt Line-Manage Youthworkers

In the Film Heat (1995) two characters, played by Al Pacino and Robert de Niro, lead two organisations and are hell bent on the destruction of each other, one the FBI, the other an organised crime gang. They both see themselves as principle leaders in a City wide game of violence, picking off the pawns and the weak links, and all the while their marriages, relationships and … Continue reading Clergy Shouldnt Line-Manage Youthworkers

Faithful line management for Clergy might not be line management at all

This is the fourth blog ive written on the subject of the management of youthworkers by Clergy in a church setting, or the management of youthworkers at all. Usually its easier to point out the problem, rather than propose solutions ( which is what my other blogs have done). So, this one is an attempt to start a discussion on what might faithful management of … Continue reading Faithful line management for Clergy might not be line management at all