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How can we respond to racial injustice?

June 2, 2020 • Roger Rowland

Jonathan Rowland is a Youth Pastor in Enfield and former officer with the Metropolitan Police. Jonathan tells his story of how racism has impacted him personally and share some great wisdom for how youth leaders can respond to racial injustice. Because this is such an important issue this chat is a long one, but it’s well worth listening through to the end as Jonathan shares with wisdom, grace and conviction. We hope and pray this conversation inspires you to do what you can where you are to bring an end to racial injustice. From every nation, tribe and tongue - we are all one in Christ!

The Z to A of Spirituality - Part 2

Tim Alford and Laura Hancock • September 23, 2020 • Laura Hancock

What are the things that make it difficult for young people to believe in God? How do young people view the character of God? Why are young people praying less? How courageous are our prayers with young people? Who influences what young people believe? What could inter-generational youth ministry look like? These are just some of the questions we put to Laura Hancock as she unpacks the impact of the latest research from Youth for Christ on our youth ministries. It's a fascinating conversation that is sure to stir your thinking and stimulate new approaches to working with young people. Enjoy!

The Z to A of Spirituality - Part 1

Tim Alford with Laura Hancock • August 25, 2020 • Laura Hancock

Laura Hancock unpicks the recently published from Youth for Christ, The Z to A of Spirituality. It's a fascinating conversation that stimulates all kinds of relevant questions for our youth ministries, including: What is the impact of spiritual experience in the lives of young people? Why do more young people believe in ghosts than God? Have we lost our spiritual awareness? How do youth workers facilitate a healthy spiritual experience with young people? How do we create youth ministries that are unashamedly spiritual without being weird? Why do so many young people have a negative view of church? Do young people believe Jesus was a real person? And just how important is it to equip young people with the tools to share Jesus? And that's just Part 1! Enjoy the conversation.

The mental wellbeing of young people

Discover 6 key elements relating to the mental wellbeing of young people • July 28, 2020 • Joel Harris

Joel Harris returns to the podcast to talk through six key elements relating to the mental wellbeing of young people. These are honesty, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, shame and anger. Joel offers some really helpful analogies that will help us in our pastoral support of young people, as well as discussing the beauty in our brokenness, the power of your own story, and the importance of vulnerability. And if you don't know what a stress bucket is, then this is your moment!