Reaching all children: the inclusive group: Lesley Burnett & Shirley Austin

This was a slightly bizarre session that was dominated by one delegate who had lots to say! The first part of the session was spent engaging with what ‘inclusion’ means, and osme of the biblical and legal reasons for it. We then moved on to look at the problem of labels – how they can […]

Messy Church: Lucy Moore

Lucy ran a great session outlining some of the stuff they have been doing in her church in Portsmouth to reach out to the community. They had very few children, a small number of church families, yet locally five primary schools. They realised there were 3 options:– Holiday clubs– Mid-week groups– Attempting to reach whole […]

The Funding is in

As I mentioned ten days ago, we have received some more funding through The Youth Opportunities Fund and Youth Capital Fund. We heard that between the two youth groups they will be given £10,645 for various bits of equipment such as a cycle shed, BBQs, sports equipment, and funding for trips and training such as […]

Main session 2: The child through the eyes of the church

This session was by Alan Charter and was fantastic. He started off by asking what does it mean to be an older generation sharing with a younger generation? Thoughts included that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, and ‘the life of a child is like a piece of paper on which every passer-by […]

Main session 1: The child through the eyes of Jesus.

Dave Roberts took the first session, which I found rather hard work. He seemed to jump around the Bible a lot, and got increasingly louder in volume which just seemed to end up with him shouting at us. He started off by highlighting how 2000 years ago society had a really low view of the […]

Children’s Ministry Conference

Last weekend we went to the Children’s Ministry Conference. A great weekend of teaching and thinking. We were able to take a couple of key volunteers with us this time which was great for them to have the chance to be inspired and do some thinking on their ministry. Had fun with our accommodation but […]

Hectic but alive!

I’ve been really hectic recently with going to the Children’s Ministry Conference at the weekend, some big events at youth groups and trying to organise the spending of our grant money. I’ve felt quite frustrated about my lack of blogging but as Hannah, my wife, said it is from the busy times that you get […]

More funding

A while ago I posted about how we were going to put a bid in to The Youth Opportunities Fund and Youth Capital Fund which had something in the region of £60,000-70,000 available. I received a phone call last night saying that both our groups that applied have been successful. While some funding was knocked […]

Supermarket asks man, 87, for ID

The BBC is reporting how an 87 year old man was asked to prove he was over 21 when he tried to buy a bottle of sherry in a York supermarket. The former Lord Mayor of York, Jack Archer, said he was shocked – but flattered – when asked the question by staff at Morrisons […]

Oh how little I am worth

My blog is worth $1,129.08.How much is your blog worth?

Conan – iPhone Commercial

Seen this around a few places – somes it up well I think!

Youth club trip out

Tonight was the first trip out of the New Year. We took our two monday night youth groups to the Rayleigh Megazone . It was a great night – the kids always enjoy the laser tag. We had an entertaining start with the smoke alarm going off within minutes of us entering the building. On […]

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