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Our articles on children’s and youth ministry are here to help, support, challenge and equip Christian children’s and youth workers. They are written by Sam Donoghue and a team of other writers with a wealth of experience in their fields.

Father and son playing computer game together to help with sideways listening
/ 10 February 2017

The power of sideways listening

Without the pressure of looking someone in the eye, it’s easier for children and young people to drop important things into a conversation. That’s the beauty of sideways listening.

Children playing football outside
/ 31 January 2017

The Church @ the Hut

The Church @ the Hut is one of three plants from St Ann’s South Tottenham. Alan McGuffog writes about the work that he, his wife Amy and the team are doing in the surrounding estates.

Light bulbs bokeh effect
/ 20 January 2017

Double light-bulb moment!

How often do we meet with God for ourselves while we help children to to meet with him? Ro Willoughby describes a time when God spoke powerfully as she was filling in on a Sunday morning.

Portrait Of Two Retired Senior Female Friends Sitting On Sofa
/ 17 January 2017

Nanna Val

We all have an image of what a youth worker looks like, but you’re unlikely to bring to mind someone like Nanna Val, an 82-year-old woman making a difference in young people’s lives.

Group of colleagues working in team
/ 13 January 2017

2017 and all that

What are your hopes and dreams for 2017? The start of a calendar year is a good time to take stock of your youth or children’s work and reflect on where God is leading you.

All Kings Shall Fall Prostrate Cologne Cathedral
/ 20 December 2016

O Come, All Ye Faithful

This great old carol is a favourite of many, include CONCRETE’s James Fawcett. Here, he reflects on how this carol can inform our youth work over the festive period.

Group of school children singing in choir together
/ 16 December 2016

The worst Christmas song

Alex Taylor, the Diocese’s children’s ministry trainer on the top three worst Christmas tunes.

Great sport with St Luke's Chelsea and Epic CIC.
/ 15 December 2016

Epic Sports at St Luke’s Chelsea

Epic ideas to run a sports filled holiday club, after the very successful children’s programme run by St Luke’s Chelsea.

Christmas tree in church with origami figures
/ 13 December 2016

It’s Christmas, not rocket science

If you’re still trying to plan some youth Christmas events, then here are some simple ideas that could make last-minute planning simple and stress-free.

Advent calendar
/ 25 November 2016

An activity Advent calendar

You might already have you Advent calendars, but why not trying this activity Advent calendar? Fill your Advent with baking, making, sharing and the wonderful Christmas story!

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