It was great to be with St David's Diocese today to contribute to the CMD day on children, families and young people.
You can download the slides from my session on Pioneer Youth Ministry.
And here's the free PDF Leaders Guide for the Experiments resource.
Here are links to the two books I mentioned in the session:
Here be Dragons: Youth Work and Mission Off The Map by Richard & Lorimer Passmore
Target: Missional Communities with Young People and Students by Rich Atkinson
And finally, there are lots of ...
It was great to host the Fresh Expressions Vision Day today in Aberystwyth, along with the fantastic Andrew Roberts.
As well as the main sessions, I was also asked to use one of the seminar slots to tell some of the story of The Lab and share some of our learning from the last seven years or so of exploring pioneer ministry in Newport.
For those of you who were there:
Download the slides from my seminar telling the story of The Lab
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This afternoon we head down to Hebron Hall for our msm South Wales / Newport Weekend Away.
It's going to be a great opportunity for the group to grow together and continue the learning and development which has happened so far.
The weekend is going to be pretty intense covering units on evangelism, culture, relationships and pastoral care, worship and mission spirituality. And we've got some fantastic guest teachers joining us in Bob & Mary Hopkins, John Wheatley and Jonny Baker.
If you live ...
It's now less than two weeks until the Newport mission shaped ministry course begins.
So far we're looking to have a good number of people join us from our Lab communities, from other churches across Newport and several people travelling in from the surrounding area. But there's still room for a few more.
To get an idea of what msm is like, check out this video from participants on the Adelaide msm course in Australia:
In case you're still making your mind up, here's ten good reasons ...