One side effect of editing this magazine is occasionally being asked about the current ‘trends’ in youth ministry. ‘Jamie,’ these inquisitive youth workers ask, ‘You’re well-connected, you chat to people… what’s going on in the world of youth ministry?’ For my first few months in the job I’d mumble something along the lines of: ‘There’s a definite need to change… Is youth ministry really working? There are some really interesting things happening… It’s exciting to see people trying new things… But more importantly what do you see as the next big thing?’

It’s not that I didn’t believe what I was saying; there is a need to change, massively, and it is through those conversations that I try and get a sense...

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