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Alex Taylor

About Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor has worked with the children and youth team to provide training and support churches. He is an experienced children's and youth worker and writer.

January 'To Do' list
Alex Taylor / 13 January 2016

New year, new start?

January is full of people looking for new starts, new ways of doing things and failing to keep new year’s resolutions. Alex Taylor investigates the impact a new year can have on our youth ministries?

An image of a 2015 calendar.
Alex Taylor / 15 December 2015

2015 in a nutshell

What springs to mind when we look back at the year of youth work just gone? The difficulties can dominate our memories and mask the success. So, what good things happened in your ministry this year?

Christmas tree with Eurovision-themed decorations
Alex Taylor / 11 December 2015

Away in a mangle

Alex Taylor loves Christmas but wonders whether the trappings of the season detract from a tremendous, life-changing story. He suggests some ways to see once more the power of the events of Christmas.

Advent wreath candles
Alex Taylor / 1 December 2015

All about the anticipation

What does Advent mean to you? Not to the young people you work with, but to you. If you’re struggling to answer that, maybe it’s time you reconnected with this season of anticipation.

The words Don't panic, written on a wall
Alex Taylor / 13 November 2015

Utter shambles

Everything’s gone wrong. You didn’t check the rota, your room is a mess and you have nothing prepared. There’s plenty you can do at short notice. Most of all, don’t beat yourself up about it.

Alex Taylor on stage
Alex Taylor / 3 November 2015

Just listen

A spell on stage playing the part of a dancer with a troubled past helped Alex Taylor to think through how he should help young people with similar heartbreaks and problems.

Generic Children's Ministry images
Alex Taylor / 23 October 2015

Blog of blogs

Don’t miss out on any of the fantastic children’s ministry stories and thinking. Here are a few of the highlights to get you started. And then, why not check out some of the other articles?

Old fashioned Baptist Church Sunday School
Alex Taylor / 20 October 2015

Old-school Sunday School

Sunday School is a long and distinguished tradition, but we don’t follow many of the same principles in our contemporary youth work. Is there anything we can still learn from this grand institution?

Two doors - one open and one closed
Alex Taylor / 13 October 2015

When one door closes

When numbers decline and don’t recover, difficult decisions need to be confronted. Alex Taylor recounts what is happening at his church and sees God at work in the closing and renewing of ministries.

A pile of fiction books
Alex Taylor / 25 September 2015

More than just a Sunday School prize

In these days of smartphones, tablets and PS4s, what value is there in children’s fiction with a Christian element? Would children read it, or is it just too last century? Alex Taylor investigates.

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