What if parents actually read the books Christian youth ministry encouraged young people to read?

I thought I’d imagine a parent writing a letter to the local vicar about the newly published book ‘Under Construction’ (2019) by Neil O Boyle, national director YFC, its a brand new book, and a number of young people might be about to read it. Dear Reverend/Pastor, Thank you for taking the time to read this letter, you may not know me, but I am … Continue reading What if parents actually read the books Christian youth ministry encouraged young people to read?

10 myths that need busting in Youth Ministry, 10 that need to be circulated

Over time, stories become myths and legends are created, and there are stories of people, and good that is worth fighting for, or something like this says Samwise Gamgee in Lord of the Rings. And over time, tales become myths, become legends in youth ministry. And there is still good worth fighting for, but even some of the those myths especially within youth ministry might … Continue reading 10 myths that need busting in Youth Ministry, 10 that need to be circulated

Who benefits from youth ministry?

After all there’s got to have been a point in persevering with it hasn’t there? Continuing the easy youth ministry critiquing this week, though I cant believe I’m about to write my fourth blog on the subject. Next week ill promise not to, though its almost too easy. But following on from Ali Campbells blog ‘How to grow the church’ which is here, and various discussion … Continue reading Who benefits from youth ministry?