How do we balance engaging with culture, while being countercultural? What’s the best way to handle badly behaved kids in church? What does all-age worship look like? Ruth and Emily are joined by Sam Donoghue from the Diocese of London to think about some of the big issues in youth and children’s work.
How can we encourage the girls in our children's and youth groups? Plus what relevance does the reformation have for teenagers today? We discuss some of these important questions with Ellie Hughes from charity The Riverbank Trust
How do we parent in a digital age? Are marketing techniques getting in the way of our ministry? What is it like being a Christian in school? Editor Ruth Jackson, deputy editor Emily Mitchell and designer Matt Withers discuss all this and more.
How do young people maintain their faith when everyone around them seems to be going in a different direction? We are joined this month by an actual young person! 15-year-old Flo shares her experiences and tips about how we can help support Christian children and young people.
How do we ensure that there is diversity in our children’s and youth groups? Guvna B joins us to discuss how we can better reflect and reach out to ethnic minorities, as well as how we can engage children and young people in politics.
How can we help engage children and young people in church? Youth worker of the year Becca Willet from St Albans, Fulham joins us to discuss some new research from Google and unpack what that means for a younger generation who want to create and not just consume.
Urban Saint’s Mark Arnold joins Jamie and Ruth to discuss how powerful stories can be for children and young people. Plus, what do we do when our own faith gets shaken? And how can we develop faith in our children and young people?
How can we cultivate spiritual practices with our children and young people? Jimmy Dale, the Church of England’s youth evangelism officer joins Ruth and Jamie to discuss prayer, fasting and the Bible.
How can we build resilience in our children and young people and in ourselves as we lead them? Siobhan Crowther the families, children and youth worker at Teddington Baptist Church joins Ruth and Matt to discuss this important question as well as exploring ‘post-truth’. Plus, we take a look at Fuller Youth Institute’s new Growing Young research.
Welcome to the first ever episode of the Premier Youth and Children’s Work podcast! Jamie and Ruth are joined by YCW’s resources editor Alex Taylor as they discuss traditionally teenage issues which are now affecting younger children, including porn, mental health and loneliness. Plus, find out more about the vision behind the magazine.