Another challenging day at the conference with lots of food for thought, some of which I’ll jot down now with a mind to expand on them a bit when I get home.
Some thoughts from Phil Moon & Dave Fenton on how youth work has changed since they started out. Conclusions:
More work, less progress.
More focus, less sacrifice.
More training, less practice.
I’ll expand on those later. There was also a lot of talk about how our focus on the word has been to the detriment of relationships with our young people. We’ve got two things to do: preach the word and care for the flock but often one slips in favour of the other.
Definitely got me thinking.