It has gone slightly out of fashion. But it is still kicking around… ‘Young people need some good role models!’ or, ‘‘if we as youth ministers are not good role models – who else have young people got’ And so, enter stage left. The youth Minister is called for , parachuted in from the mysterious world that is the jobs pages in Youthwork magazine. … Continue reading Youth minister – get over yourself, you’re not the hero!
There can be two perspectives, in regard to how young people are viewed in the church, actually scrap that, maybe theres three. All influence the way in which people in churches develop ministries and so they’re important to reflect on, some more common than others, all impact the ongoing way which young people are treated, and then this impacts upon how they are discipled. The ‘not there yet’ … Continue reading Young people are the saints of the present, not the church of the future.
Elijah was a prophet. A Man who spoke the voice of God, the character of God even from the shadows, he criticised the government for its wrongdoing, its idol worship and its treatment of people ( Its all in 1 Kings 17-19) . As the government piled on the pressure, the competition rose, and Elijah the Prophet became more centre stage. The Story of the … Continue reading Embracing Faithful failure
2016 saw the loss of many heroes. Bowie, George Michael, Prince to name but three from the Music world, Victoria Wood, Liz Smith and Terry Wogan to name three from entertainment, but there were countless others. Local heroes were lost too, people who became national heroes through their death than their life, Jo Cox being one. People, like these and others are placed in the … Continue reading Into 2017; Replacing fallen Heroes with Theodrammatic Saints