Job: YFC Missions Director

Youth for Christ are looking for a missions director. This is a pretty senior role over seeing their mission and outreach.

Are you an experienced leader with the drive and passion to both grow and oversee the Missions department, in order to release the national movement to mission and offering spiritual leadership along the rest of the BYFC Leadership Team?

Proximity South Conference

If you’re in London or the South this looks like a decent conference if you’re involved in urban youth ministry, evangelism, or church planting. They’ve run them up North for years and I’ve always been gutted I haven’t been able to make them. I’m in France for this one, which is a nice compensation to not being able to go.

Proximity is a one day regional gathering for leaders and practitioners in: urban church, urban youth ministry, incarnational living, church planting and missional community. It is being hosted by the Eden Network.

Job: Youth Evangelism Officer

Job of the decade? The Church of England is looking for a Youth Evangelism Officer.

The Church of England’s Education Office with the Mission and Public Affairs Division are looking to appoint a Youth Evangelism Officer who will work across the Church of England, and across the two Divisions, to increase capacity for Evangelism and Mission among 11 – 18 year olds. This is an exciting new development for the national church; the successful applicant will be creative and innovative, passionate about evangelism with young people and have the opportunity to shape the work for the future.

Closes 6th May.

Sermon Notes For Kids

If you want to encourage your children or young people to be actively listening during the service, then some kind of worksheet is not a terrible idea. This is a good example below. I know someone who asks one of his daughters to draw quick pictures of what they think the preacher is saying. It helps her think through the passage.

Sermon Notes for Kids

(Found floating round the internet, annoying I can’t find the original source.)

The Spirit Of Things Unseen

Today sees the publishing of a report by think tank Theos into Britain’s spirituality; The Spirit of Things Unseen: belief in post-religious Britain).pdf. Much has been made of how people are still very ‘spiritual’ even if not religious. This shouldn’t be particularly surprising, when people cease to believe in the teachings of Jesus, they may disown all spiritual things and take up pure atheism, but they’re far more likely to slip into empty superstition.

Capital Youthworks Training Morning and Lunch – Friday 18th October

Capital Youthworks are running are training morning and lunch down in the City of London. Details below:

Capital Youthworks Training Morning and Lunch – Friday 18th October
Capital Youthworks is an informal network of youth workers linked to the South East Gospel Partnership, who try to meet together, about once a term, to support and encourage each other in Biblical youth and children’s ministry.
We meet in St Andrews Church in central London (EC3A 8BN).
10.30am Coffee and doughnuts
11am Seminar and discussion
12.45pm Lunch
As usual, please pass on the details to other youthworkers who you know, and bring your apprentices / ministry trainees along. If you’d like to come along please RSVP by emailing the office () especially if you’d like to stay for lunch.