Youth Ministry

Remembering Teachers

School wasn’t my favourite time for lots of reasons, but I can look back on it now with fond memories.  In preparation for an event we’re organising to celebrate, encourage & commission Christian teachers, I’ve been reflecting on some school memories, and in particular, some of my teachers. During my… Read MoreRemembering Teachers »

Breakout at Oakhill STC

Tonight I had the privilege of taking a group from my Church to lead worship at Oakhill Secure Training Centre.  It was our second visit to lead their Chapel service, and I was looking forward to it.  I’ve heard some great things about what the Lord has been doing at… Read MoreBreakout at Oakhill STC »

Youthwork Summit – Notes

On Saturday 23rd October I spent the day in London in the presence of 592 youth workers/leaders/ministers/etc and at least 20 speakers at the first Youthwork Summit: ‘a new kind of youth work event… breaking down old ways of doing things, and finding new ones; listening to a wider range… Read MoreYouthwork Summit – Notes »

Options for Worship

This is part four of the series looking at the inclusion of Children & Young People in Worship – if you haven’t read the other posts (intro, 1, 2, 3), I’d encourage you to do so before you continue.  this time taking a bit of a step back and considering… Read MoreOptions for Worship »

Segregated for Worship

This is part two of the series looking at the inclusion of Children & Young People in Worship – this time just a quick overview of the issue of segregation. At Spurgeon Baptist Church it is our practice to spend the first part of the service with all ages present, before… Read MoreSegregated for Worship »