‘Your strategy’s on fire’- why youthworkers have an STI and its not to do with Sex.

Im not sure the Kings of Leon would have had such a hit with that one. I think Youth Ministers have a Strategic Thinking Inability, and here is why; I meet a lot of youthworkers in a variety of places, what are great at what they are good at, and good especially at the things that they thought that youthwork (and youth ministry) was all … Continue reading ‘Your strategy’s on fire’- why youthworkers have an STI and its not to do with Sex.

Does the church (and youth ministry) need to rid itself of capatalist c**p?

I was at my neices 18th birthday party last year, not a large affair, though a house and garden full of family and her friends in South London. As as is the norm with these things, the ‘young people’ were in the garden drinking or hiding the drink they were drinking, and the adults were mostly indoors (it was a fairly cold november evening), except … Continue reading Does the church (and youth ministry) need to rid itself of capatalist c**p?

Working with young people is stressful – its just part of the job.

Ive got to admit, in my ‘professional’ time involved in working with young people, the stereoptypical 60 hours a week, mega stressed out youth minister role has passed me by. Its role i have seen at close hand, but it isnt a role I have done. Within this kind of role, i can only imagine, trying to stay sane might be needed at a number … Continue reading Working with young people is stressful – its just part of the job.

7 not-so-Deadly Sins in Youth Ministry

  The film Se7en came out in 1995, I watched it when i was 18, i think, just. Or i may have been nearly 18. And it was pretty graphic and shocking for me at the time. Unlike Trainspotting or Aliens it isn’t a film i have given a re-watch to ever since. If you’ve not seen it, IMDB describes it as “A film about … Continue reading 7 not-so-Deadly Sins in Youth Ministry