Writing, Research & Study – What’s Going On?

Summer is always a quiet time for the blog – too much going on with everybody! This year has been even more inordinately so, which leaves me – once again – grovelling with apologies and explanations of where I’ve been!

First off, I’ve had a booklet agreed with a publisher on a Biblical Model for Youth Work. This is exciting, but the first draft is due early October, and I’ve only just really started serious work on it in the last fortnight. Watch this space though, because if they like what I’ve produced, we could be moving along for a publication date next year.

Secondly, I’ve been accepted as a member of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (IASYM), which is cool – but opens up a whole new wing to my portfolio and time-constraints.

Finally – I finished a part-time philosophy course at Oxford, and decided I wanted to keep studying. I’ve enrolled on a distance learning MA at Cliff College on Mission, Pioneering Ministries and Fresh Expressions.

Mix this with the September launch of my own projects, and a lot of movement in my team, it has left YouthWorkHacks sadly wanting!

More will come though! Please don’t loose touch 🙂


Oxygen – Free Training Day – This Weekend – Swansea

Better late than never, but youth work hacks are proud to plug the Oxygen Training Day. This promises to be a spectacular event, sponsored by Serious4God with speakers from Urban Saints, Audacious and City Church Cardiff. Not to mention the best thing, it’s free!

Oxygen will be unpacking Discipleship within Youth Ministry, and is aimed at your main youth leader, your volunteers and youth leaders (16+).

It’s THIS SATURDAY, (24th September) 12noon-6pm
City Church Swansea, SA1 1QQ


Email rubio220@hotmail.com to register