Making the transition (2) – from scripted to improvised youthwork

In a real sense the following incident became something of an epiphany moment for me as a faith-based youthworker. Sometime around 2005 I was involved in being the church based youth work student for a church in Scotland, whilst also studying for my Youth work 7 applied theology course at ICC (now SCCM) Glasgow. Up to this point most of my experience in the previous 5 … Continue reading Making the transition (2) – from scripted to improvised youthwork

Making the transition (1): From Youthworker to Youthworker/Manager

Its whats said of footballers at times isnt it? not every great player makes a great manager, and for those that try it out by getting their coaching badges and become player/managers the task is that much greater. For a trivia question ; can you name all of the player/managers in the premier league era? Its made especially tough they say when the player is … Continue reading Making the transition (1): From Youthworker to Youthworker/Manager

How to stop losing young people from the church.

Is one of the oft cries of the Clergy and Congregations. Its also the key outcome of Youth Ministry. Trying not to lose young people. Thats what all the resources, festivals, cultural icons, activities are all for. not to lose young people. We have great childrens work, messy church, Sunday schools until they get to 11, but when they get to secondary school we struggle to keep … Continue reading How to stop losing young people from the church.