Blog

A collection of interviews, ideas, theories, notes, and resources written by youth workers, for youth workers.

Podcast

Brand new podcast coming soon with youth workers from around the globe – watch this space!

Training

Training available every month live online, in person in North Wales, and delivered by request around the UK.

Reaching Further…

…to see every Youth Worker equipped and every Young Person in Heaven.

Finding New Volunteers: Appeal vs Approach

Finding and developing teams of volunteers is the bread-and-butter of youth work. When the team works – it works really well, and when it doesn’t – everything has to work around it. I’ve just arrived home after a month away to find that my team had been brilliant. They had run and grown all the […]

YouthWorkHacks has been nominated for two awards!

Last year it was an amazing privilege to be nominated for the Premier Digital Awards, Most Inspiring Leadership Blog – and then an enormous surprise to win it among so many fantastic blogs. This year I’m blown away to be nominated for two awards: This, again, is amazing! Big thanks to everybody who nominated the […]

Please everyone? Sometimes there’s just nothing you can do.

It’s really hard in youth work to juggle everyone’s expectations, hurt feelings, and mixed theologies. I totally try though, and I think it’s really worth learning how to get on peacefully with everybody. Some things are worth the passion, and the pain, and the fury – and some things are just not; and it’s those […]

Dear Youth Worker, keep hold of yourself

I think one of the hardest battles that I’ve had to consistently struggle through in youth ministry is keeping hold of myself. From the day you interview, through to meeting the kids for the first time, sitting in Eldership meetings, and talking with concerned parents, you are constantly working with varied and changing expectations. You […]

Digging Deeper…

…to develop every youth worker as a lover of God, and a student of His Word.

Specialist Training Packages

Youthwork MOT

An annual checkup for your Youth Work programs

Get in touch for a one day strategic and objective checkup with an outside expert. This is a no pressure game-changer of a day, paced with specifically targeted brainstorm sessions, spiritual health monitoring and personal support. Absolute must for both emerging and established ministries.

Youth Work First Aid

A tailored session to help you get to the root of an obstacle – and get through it!

Plateaued growth? Hemorrhaging leaders? Can’t get Young People to engage with Jesus? No younger ages coming up into the group? Let’s have a look together at your strategy, people, context and resources and get to the bottom of the issue – and move through it. Get in touch for a friendly chat about how we can help you move forward as a ministry.

New Youth Worker Package

Everything you need from Job Descriptions, HR Policies, Pension Advice, Contracts, Interview Help and 1st Year Coaching.

Hiring a new Youth Leader can be daunting – especially when you consider the balance of legal and spiritual needs. Allow us to help you by crafting you a bespoke package which will be legally up to date and spiritually aware. We can also come down and help with the interview process!

Personal Coaching

Helping youth leaders and teams one-to-one through Skype.

We offer one off sessions to help resolve conflicts and give advice; packages to help new Youth Workers through their first year; and regular sessions to give experienced practitioners another set of eyes and ears to bounce ideas off. Coaching is fundamental to health – which is fundamental to success!