Last month we had a great day here at Church Mission Society on pioneer mission with young people and children. It was a collaboration with Frontier Youth Trust and we heard from a wide variety of practitioners sharing their experiences and learning.
We’ve gathered together a selection of talks and interviews from the day on the Church Mission Society Resource Hub and we hope they’ll provide some food for thought for anyone involved with youth and children’s work.
Andy Milne, of Missional Youth Church Network, shares his experience of setting up fresh expressions of church among young people and enabling pioneering youth churches across the north of England.
Debs North, a youth worker specialising in sex education, PSHE, and mental health work, speaks about enabling youth leaders and parents to have conversations about sex and relationships with young people, and to feel confident engaging with their questions.
James Fawcett chats to Naomi Steinberg about how to share and spread ideas and learning about pioneering youth work.
Jane Barrett, branch leader for Worth Unlimited in east Birmingham and north Solihull, discusses setting up a social enterprise with Chloe, one of the young women involved in the Listen Threads project.
Kathy Bland shares how Messy Church has helped her to pioneer connections with all ages in her community.
Rachel Summers talks to Jenny Muscat about her wildness-inspired ministry that has resulted in two books – Wild Lent and Wild Advent.
Belinda Ngugi talks about her listening service to young mums from a wide variety of backgrounds in the London borough of Newham.
Sara Barron urges us to listen hard to young people and to nurture the image of God already present in them.
So head on over to the Resource Hub to listen and learn…