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Your age is not a barrier to working with young people

It is probably the most common issue I face when working with a local church, trying to grapple with the challenge of reaching out and discipling teenagers: 'We want to ...
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Should we call youth workers something more helpful?

If you know me, or have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that for some time I have not been a fan of the term 'youth ...
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Stop calling young people ‘kids’

More and more I hear youth leaders referring to young people as kids and it is time we stopped. Kids is often a derogative term. The language we use is ...
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A youthworker’s guide to e-mail

This is, perhaps, an unusual blog post to be on a youth leadership website but it is an important one. Youthworker and administration are not always two words that go ...
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The challenge to all youth leaders

Challenge is a vital resource in a youth leader’s tool-belt, but it is often the tool least used. It’s a tricky area isn’t it? As I support youth leaders through ...
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The top 10 blogs on Thrive’s website in 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, I thought it would be interesting to find out which of my blog posts have had the most visits over the course of the ...
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