Entries by timgoughuk

Running A Soul Survivor Trip Pack

I’ve run a trip to soul survivor almost every year for the last 8 years with group numbers from 8-35. I know just how stressful running a soul survivor trip can be and how much needs to be done. In the spirit of feeling a wee bit generous, here are is my invitation letter, medical […]

8 easy tips for small group dynamics

8 easy tips for small group dynamics Part 3 of a 3 part podcast on ‘Small Group Dynamics.’   You can find part 1 here: http://wp.me/p4r1vu-Dy & Part 2 here: http://wp.me/p4r1vu-DH You can find a transcript and sources on my blog here: http://www.timgough.co/the-awkward-bunch-small-group-dynamics-in-youth-work/

My Youth Work Survival Kit!

 Ever had to do a last minute session on the fly? Me too – and it can be a real knock to your youth work ego and savvy when you’re fumbling around trying to make a point from a can of tinned carrots and run a game using your own rolled up sock! Therefore I keep in my […]

Youth Bible Study Techniques

There are Bible studies and there are ‘Bible studies’, the former are awesome – and the latter, perhaps not so much. It looks to me pursuing the shelves of my local Christian bookstores, that the vast majority of youth Bible study resources on the market today are the prefabricated and pre-answered formulaic type. You don’t necessarily study any Bible! Instead […]

11 of the Most Common Small Groups Personalities

11 of the Most Common Small Groups Personalities Part 1 of a 3 part podcast on ‘Small Group Dynamics.’ 11 negative traits of personalities that you are likely to meet in your youth work’s small group.   find Part 2 on responding to these tricky characters here: http://wp.me/p4r1vu-DH & Part 3 here: http://wp.me/p4r1vu-DH   You can […]

A Youth Work Sabbatical on the Blog

Some of you have noticed that I disappeared for a while. I haven’t had a terrible accident, I’m not training to be a ninja and I’ve not discovered the joys of being a hermit. I have been taking a blogging sabbatical. This might just be a clever sounding way of saying ‘I’ve not been online […]

Youth Work Management. eBook.

After a few weeks of compiling, editing and formatting ‘Random Thoughts On Youth Work Management‘ is finally a reality. This is available from the iBooks / iTunes store. Thank you to Katie Gough of Idiolalia for lots of help editing and to Joel Preston of Youth Ministry Management for writing a quality forward. Summary Random […]