Why might churches (only) advertise for a passionate, excited youthworker?

All together now, you know the tune: ‘The wonderful thing about youthworkers is youthworkers are wonderful things their tops are made out of rubber, their bottoms are made out of springs Theyre bouncy, trouncy, flouncy pouncy,  fun fun fun fun fun but the most wonderful thing about youthworkers is i’m the only one…. Youthworkers are cuddly fellas Youthworkers are awfully sweet Ev’ryone el-us is jealous … Continue reading Why might churches (only) advertise for a passionate, excited youthworker?

Young people are the saints of the present, not the church of the future. 

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. 

Losing ‘youth’ and adopting ‘YA’ – taking a lead from the film industry

Most weekdays I drive in my car from my home in Hartlepool to my work at office of Durham YFC in Durham, listening on the way to a couple of Pod-casts, one of which is the wittertainment podcast, with the good doctors Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode with their witterings on film, culture and responding to the various conflagations of the church of wittertainment to … Continue reading Losing ‘youth’ and adopting ‘YA’ – taking a lead from the film industry