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Don’t make them a cause, Give them a cause…

So said Joshua Jost at yesterday’s Youth Work Summit and it seemed to crystalise my thinking after a day and a half of seminars and presentations. The summit works on the TED talks format and features many speakers given 10 … Continue reading

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Youth Work – for now or forever?

I was taken a bit by surprise recently when a younger colleague asked me if  I had intended to make youth work a long term career when I first started out it. I had to stop  and think ( it … Continue reading

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When good strategy is not enough

My Diocesan bishop likes to quote ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’ (Peter Drucker) and it’s a helpful thought to ponder and one that I am only just beginning to understand as I wonder how to change the culture of our … Continue reading

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Youth Ministry is Listening

If ‘the first duty of love is to listen’ (Paul Tillich) and love is the defining virtue of our faith, then we need to recognise that listening is not only at the heart of good youth ministry but also its … Continue reading

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youth work isn’t working?

I just read an article in Youthwork magazine by Krish Kandiah which started from the premise that youth work isn’t working because the church is still haemorrhaging young people and the best we can do is stick on a bandage and at … Continue reading

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