‘In an ideal world you could just get funding for building relationships with young people’

How many times have you said that in the last 40 years? (As a youth/community worker) Not a relationship that had to make something else happen to justify the relationship, not a relationship where the young person ‘changed’, not a relationship in which entire decades of social harm, psychological damage caused by other relationship was solved in 4 months -type of relationship. Not a relationship … Continue reading ‘In an ideal world you could just get funding for building relationships with young people’

How much truth in Christian job applications? 

No not the call to have honest job adverts, you know the ones I mean; ‘church requires dynamic disciple making pioneering person’ , just to help a church make different tray bakes at the coffee morning. So whilst the over egging the pudding in terms of job advert is to be challenged,  in order that it is more realistic.  This isn’t about this.  As might … Continue reading How much truth in Christian job applications? 

Me, Movember and Youthwork

Its not often I participate in national charity campaigns, you know the sort of thing, Icebucket challenges, or in previous years the Movember campaign to highlight Mens health issues, such as testicular cancer. One reason being that for those that know me, I already have lower nose facial shrubbery, and so to grow a ‘mo’ wouldn’t be much of a challenge. However, this year, the … Continue reading Me, Movember and Youthwork