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Come dine with you…

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By Andy Hawkins – Andy lives in Gateshead with his wife and 3 kids, and has a varied 15 years experience leading, discipling and educating young people. In this weeks blog post he looks at the challenges of trying to shift a group into a culture of missional discipleship. Moving youth away from being consumers to transformed producers for Christ. …

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Oneness Before Doneness.

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By Pete Gaunt This is the first of a blog series looking at some of the most important lessons I have learnt whilst being in and around student ministry. Some of these lessons may seem simple and rather obvious but if we really put them into practise I believe we will see a generation of students rise up and take …

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Rebuilding Generation – Josh Cutting

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  The Rebuilding Generation by Josh Cutting It started out as a feeling Which grew into a hope Which turned into a quiet thought Which turned into a quiet word And that word grew louder and louder ‘Til it was a battle cry… It started out with a feeling. The feeling that every time we walked into a church, less …

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Get To Know – Josh Cutting

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Please answer with as most honestly & vulnerably as you can…   Name – Josh Cutting   1)   What is your job? I lead Form at St Thomas Philadelphia and I’m on the Rebuild team   2)   What is your most embarrassing moment? So many!! Pooing myself whilst walking my dog then having to run home though the village.   …

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Back to the future: What does the young adult ministry of the future look like?

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By Rich Atkinson “It’s time for a revolution – a revolution that changes those ever-depressing facts we hear about youth and young adults walking away from the church.”  I’ve sat in so many meetings and conferences where I’ve heard someone (or been someone) giving this rallying cry. It seems we all agree that it’s time for something different that stems the tide …

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THE CHOCOLATE CUSHION LESSON

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“Oh my goodness this is a mess,” said Jane. Jane was in our youth group and had an eclectic dress sense, a great sense of humour and had only recently joined our little church community. I was new in post as the youth worker at our church and was fresh faced, enthusiastic and ready to change the world of youth …