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20 November 2012 — Leave a comment

Hello. It’s been a while. I’m sorry about that.

I have been busy with a huge amount of youth worker-y things that demand my time and attention, so please forgive my online absence. I do plan to keep posting here.

This coming weekend I’m back in Eastbourne for Youthwork The Conference where I’ll be running a session titled ‘Replacing the Youth Service’.

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Unashamed Youth Ministry

18 October 2011 — 8 Comments

Why Christian youth work must become more open about its purpose by reflecting on its practice and not being afraid of its Christian voice.

Luke already had a broken collarbone when he came on the residential…

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“From its early beginnings as a response to social need, Christian youth work has been concerned with the well-being of young people. This has most commonly been outworked by an army of volunteers, yet in the last decade there has been a huge growth in professional training and qualifications for employed youth ministers.
In this professional environment, what is the distinction between ‘youth ministry’ and ‘youth work’, and what impact has this had on practice?

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The following is a short article I wrote that was published in Youth Work Now Magazine (A supplement of Children & Young People Now) last week. In addition to the print copy, it can be found online here.

Let’s celebrate our inspirational role Continue Reading…

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The following is a short article I wrote that was published in Youth Work Now Magazine (A supplement of Children & Young People Now) last week. In addition to the print copy, it can be found online here.

Who would gain from a licence? Continue Reading…

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The following is a short article I wrote that was published in Youth Work Now Magazine (A supplement of Children & Young People Now) last week. In addition to the print copy, it can be found online here.

Time to stand up for young people Continue Reading…

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The following is a short article I wrote that was published in Youth Work Now Magazine (A supplement of Children & Young People Now) last week. In addition to the print copy, it can be found online here.

Good riddance to ContactPoint Continue Reading…

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The following is a short article I wrote that was published in Youth Work Now Magazine (A supplement of Children & Young People Now) last week.

Drop this profession obsession Continue Reading…


The following is a short article I wrote that was published in Youth Work Now Magazine (A supplement of Children & Young People Now) last week. In addition to the print copy, it can be found on the CYPNow website here.

Safe sex – or healthy relationships? Continue Reading…

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The following is a short article I wrote that was published in Youth Work Now Magazine (A supplement of Children & Young People Now) recently.

Too Many Youth Policies To Mention Continue Reading…