I spent quite a while thinking about employing a social media pastor last summer. I gave up Facebook for Lent last year and ironically found myself on YouTube instead.I discovered that YouTube is a real... More

Since I’ve spent my youth ministry life mostly with younger teens, how I’ve talked about sex with the teenagers in my churches has probably looked a little different than it does for those of you who work... More

I recently told a classroom of teenagers a story about a good father, and used it as a springboard to talk about the perfect love of God. There was a girl on the front row, however, who jerked suddenly... More

Sport brings me to life. Without sport, I wouldn’t be me. I love sharing that passion with others, and I used to drag my brother out to play football with me, even though he was much more naturally taken... More

Jesus was a seed sower. He sowed seeds of kindness, welcomed strangers, valued children, fed the hungry, prayed, laughed, cried, noticed the lonely, had compassion on those hurting, managed a team of various... More

Almost one in four of those who took part in a YouGov survey said reality TV makes them worry about their body image. But what can we do to support the young people affected?Body image is not a mental... More

“Far reaching” and “bureaucratic”. That’s how Simon McCrossan, head of public policy at the Evangelical Alliance, described the government proposals for regulation on home education and all out of school... More

What was family life like for you in Lancashire?My parents were very young when they got married and very young when they got divorced. I was not even 5 when my parents split up. I was very close to my... More

A poll of more than 800 churches by Allchurches Trust has shown that more than two thirds have five or fewer young people in their worshipping community; but 96% would love to provide more support and... More

Across the UK there are thousands of individuals selflessly giving their time and energy to teach, care for, encourage and inspire children and young people, be it in a Sunday school, youth group, Christian... More