Category Archive: Personal Growth

Jan 06

Not to be missed opportunity for youth & children’s workers

Now in its fourth year, Resolution is our annual retreat for employed youth ministers, children’s & family ministers and schools workers. It takes place next month, 22nd – 23rd February and is currently taking bookings. Here are some of the comments we had after last year’s retreat: “A very helpful, restful and spiritual retreat.” “This …

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Dec 17

Purposeful Planning Part 3: Completing your programme

If you have read my last three posts in this series on planning, you will have realised that I am a fervent believer in the planning process. This by no ways limits or restricts us from being open to what God is doing nor does it put all our trust in an imperfect programme. What …

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Dec 10

Purposeful Planning Part 2: up, in, out

As we continue our series in how to plan purposefully so you create that killer youth programme, in this post I want to explore how we create space to build in three different directions: upwards, inwards and outwards. How do we help young people experience God? How can we build the group identity? How can …

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Dec 01

Purposeful Planning Produces a Productive Programme! Part 1

Last week’s blog post explored why it essential that we spend time planning our programme for our youth group and I outlined 5 reasons why this is so important. If you haven’t read that post yet, I recommend you pause here and go read and then come back. Over the next few weeks I am …

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Sep 01

Act your age, not the young people’s!

As leaders, one of the most important gifts we can give our young people is the gift of being ourselves. Too many times I meet youth leaders who are trying to be younger than they are, as if they are being more like another teenager than the adult role model they are supposed to be. …

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Jun 30

10 ways to keep your leadership passion alive

Try and remember why you first started leading in your ministry. Can you remember the excitement of connecting with people, of working as part of a team and celebrating every significant conversation as well as conversion? Depending on how long ago that was, you will likely have moved on from that place and sometimes may …

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