8 common reactions to the displays at the conference market-place.  

There’s a thing in christian and other conferences circles. It’s the publicity stands that adorn the outskirts of many a conference hall or networking event. They’re usually manned by ‘the weekend staff’ a volunteer or the sole person in the organisation who has to be there to advertise the organisation or project or opportunity. The stands bring out an array of reactions. What’s noticeable from … Continue reading 8 common reactions to the displays at the conference market-place.  

Are young people excluded from youth ministry?

Project 328 is to be commended. Over the past 3-4 years they have done some research into gender equality at Christian conferences, to discover that some are better than others at achieving a gender balance amongst the main speakers. What they have highlighted is a bias towards male speakers, conferences organised by males and what might be regular group of the same people spinning around … Continue reading Are young people excluded from youth ministry?

A Review of ‘All Joined Up’ , 13 years on – how does it fare?

There are some books in Youth Ministry that are light and fluffy. The 10 tools, or 30 programmes, or 50 innovative ice breaker type books. Some book in youth ministry that talk about a particular type of practice – such as Spirituality and youth Ministry, and others on something like Detached, or Mission or ‘what youth ministry’ should be in an ideal world. A few … Continue reading A Review of ‘All Joined Up’ , 13 years on – how does it fare?

Developing a conversation and space for faith based youth work managers. 

Admit it. Most of the conferences faith based youth work managers go to its just for networking. Unless it’s presented by academics. So, anyone up for a conference just for the youth work managers in faith based organisations? What format and teaching would you as managers like it to be? Open discussion? Sharing and open dialogue discussion? Topics on specific concerns – such as policy … Continue reading Developing a conversation and space for faith based youth work managers. 

12 Unlikely Christian Conferences

With only 52 weekends in a year, and not to mention the lengthier midweek ones, theres plenty of opportunities for the Christian conference season to be not unlike the global tennis season, pretty all encompassing and only having one week off. And while theres the usual ‘middle of the road family conference like keswick or spring harvest’ and the new pioneering conferences are becoming more common. youth … Continue reading 12 Unlikely Christian Conferences