In safety first cultures; risk taking is more required in youthworkers than ever before.

It comes as almost no surprise that there has been a backlash to the cultural messages of safety, harm and avoidance of risk that have been prevalent in culture, and also I might add the church over the last few decades. Talk now in youth ministry is of taking risks with young people.  Or maybe more pertinently, talk is of ensuring that risks are important … Continue reading In safety first cultures; risk taking is more required in youthworkers than ever before.

Youth Ministry stuck in a rut? try this resource, reflective practice (Part 1)

Its the new academic term, and my guess is that you’re beginning to think about developing new programmes, topics and activities for youth work for the new term. Excited much? probably, tired of the same old ideas and need a spark? possibly. You could pick a resource off the shelf, like every year. However, why not do something different, why not try developing reflective practice … Continue reading Youth Ministry stuck in a rut? try this resource, reflective practice (Part 1)

Resources for Youthwork and Ministry Management

At the moment there are 20 articles on this site relating to Youthwork & Ministry Management in churches and in organisations. Recently a few people have asked me about resources for managing youth workers, and so I thought it would be useful to put up a list of resources which you might find useful to begin your search, to get hold of the odd article or … Continue reading Resources for Youthwork and Ministry Management

How is the culture of British youth ministry created? 

Last week English (more so than Scottish) youth ministry was given a bit of a rocket blow, by a leading propenent of it , Mike Pilovachi of Soul Survivor , suggested that the quality of youth workers in the Christian Ministry structures and settings had gone down. There was the decree that less were able to educate young people on difficult matters and less keen … Continue reading How is the culture of British youth ministry created?