Justin Bieber’s comment at #OneLoveManchester about God being good in the midst of darkness went around the world in seconds. James Fawcett examines how real this is for struggling young people.
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.
The Revd Dr Steve Griffiths, of St Andrew’s Enfield, explains about the creation of the MABS youth project.
James Fawcett examines the role our own bias and prejudices play in our youth work and helps us to be aware of when those prejudices might adversely affect our ministry.
Through a wealth of experience, study and research into youth work, James Fawcett has learned five things about youth work. But, contrary to what you might expect, they’re remarkably simple.
When we talk about ‘our’ young people, are we assuming too much responsibility for them? James Fawcett considers how thinking like this affects our ministry.
September can be a month of ‘new’ for young people. We can spend lots of time preparing them for this. How much time do we spend ‘being with’ now rather than ‘working on’ young people for the future?
James Fawcett reviews Nigel Pimlott’s new book, Embracing the Passion, on engaging youth work with politics.
Our prejudices can often surprise us. We think we’re fair and even-handed only to be shown how wrong we can be. James Fawcett explores how Jesus overcame cultural prejudices, and how we can too.
It’s nice to be appreciated but sometimes young people aren’t the most appreciative bunch. James Fawcett explores how letting go of our need to be noticed can lead to more job satisfaction.