We’ve struggled to make formulas of youth ministry work, because weve tried to make churches look like nightclubs or conference halls or entertain young people, when they should help young people feel at home. I think. I was reflecting on the Old Testament story of Samuel, the boy who heard from God as he grew up in the temple with Eli the Priest. It was … Continue reading Churches shouldn’t just entertain young people, they need to make them feel at home.
If we’re honest, we all feel ‘at home’ in a wide variety of places. From the comfort of our dining table eating homecooked food, the lounge listening to music, out for a walk along the beach, there might be many places where we might call ‘home’ – it could be the allotment or the shed, or riding a bike – anywhere! However, have a moment … Continue reading Christian Youthwork: Visiting young people in their homes.