I had tried to put off thinking about it all day, all week in fact, it was something that i wasnt that looking forward to being involved in. But, and this part stays anonymous, i was asked to go along to a 2 monthly youth-worship event in one of the local churches in the town, and maybe have a conversation with some young people afterwards. … Continue reading Is it time to say goodbye to the ‘gathering of young people’ worship style event?
Theres a bit of a recurring conversation going on in a number of different places at the moment, that is building a conclusion that Youthworkers today arent speaking from a position of strength. On one hand there has been the decimation, or virtual obliteration of funding from local councils (brought about from national government funding reductions, excused by ‘austerity’ as a narrative) towards statutory youth … Continue reading Youthworkers today arent speaking from a position of strength, in society or the church – but then again have they ever?
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?