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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.

Life of the party…

Brilliant quote by D. Wilson.

How NOT to Name Your Youth Group

Many thanks to Youth Specialties for choosing this post to trend on their Website, August 2014! * Here beginneth the rant… Lts xart wiv da obViouz…. we’re not five year old delinquents and the s and t keys are not missing from our keyboards. Starting names randomly with ‘X’ and misspelling words does not make […]

Better Together: How To Mix Youth Groups

“No you can’t go to that youth group event because… – Their theology’s dodgy! – Their kids will beat you up! – Their guitarist is rubbish! – They’re just trying to make money! – They smell funny!” AKA – “We think you’ll like it better there and ditch our group for theirs!” What on Earth […]

13 Extreme Youth Work Games

Most games we play are silly. Some are character building or encourage teamwork. Others are downright dangerous! Here’s my list of youth work games that stretch the risk assessment to the extreme. I’m not condoning or suggesting you play any of these extreme youth work games & definitely not without proper supervision. … … Here […]

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!