Entries by youthworkhacks

13 Rules-of-thumb For Giving Better Talks

Here are a few golden rules of thumb for public speaking. These have nothing to do with content or spirituality, but they should help all of us speak more clearly and accessibly. Better speaking means clearer delivery, and clearly delivery means that more people will get it. Winner! 1. Don’t commentate on your talk as […]

Should Dr. Jordan Peterson be a role model for Christian youth workers?

Jordan Peterson. Is he the opium for the masses of yesteryear – fighting a last hurrah for traditional masculinity before it plunges into the abyss? Or is he the the national self-help coach, strapping a pseudo-understanding of a plethora of human interest topics onto his otherwise robust portfolio of clinical psychology (with grey tape and […]

The trap clause that all youth workers have in their contracts – and needs to be removed.

Endemic in the youth work world is employers who don’t really know why they want a youth worker. Most churches know that they want someone to work with young people – running Sunday schools, providing entertainment, organising camps, and doing some measure of discipleship – but beyond this, it all gets a little fuzzy. If […]

Rebooted’s Cover Revealed

It’s great to be able to finally reveal the full title and cover for Rebooted! If you haven’t already heard, Rebooted will be a journey through the entire Bible with youth ministry in mind. The hope is to reboot youth ministry back to it’s basic, foundational essential pieces. This isn’t to lose or disregard the […]

What’s my first book going to look like?

If you haven’t already seen my ‘subtle’ attempts to plug my upcoming book, ‘Rebooted’, things might start getting less subtle in the coming months – starting with the cover reveal! This whole writing journey has been really scary. Putting the manuscript together, having it go through multiple editing procedures with people I don’t know, asking […]