Event happening in High Wycombe
Parenting Children For A Life Of Faith - Flier & Booking Form.pdf
A Zombie Apocalypse group have decided to follow me on Twitter. Nice to know that ahead of a Zombie apocalypse the pre-undead subscribe to an interest in comedy, youth ministry and emerging church.
A training event that is happening in the Diocese on May 12th. If you are interested in being part of it then you'll find details here
" This is a free evening event for clergy, Lay Ministers, Children and Youth Workers who lead acts of collective worship in primary or secondary schools."
The wonderfully welcoming community arts project called ACE SPACE where I do most of my gigs has a new web site. It's a very cool venue indeed and hosts some great gigs. (I especially recommend 'Police Dog Hogan' in November which I'll definitely be buying tickets for). Have a look.
Time to be nominating people .... have a look at the categories and take the chance to honour the amazing folk out there. Details
The deadline is looming menacingly on the horizon, appearing larger and larger as the footpath of time draws me ever closer to it.
MUST ... DO .... MORE ..... WRITING. WANT .... MY .... LIFE ... BACK!
The Anglican church in Burford looking for a worker, looks like a great opportunity for an experienced worker. Have a look
The control unit on Haddons mobility scooter had come loose and wasn't working properly ... max speed down to 1.5 mph. Some rather fun disassembly revealed that the metal plate holding the trigger unit was no longer being held in place by both (rather inadequate) small threaded bolts. There was no way of replacing the bolt as the threaded piece of plastic had sheared off plus it wasn't tough enough in the first place.
Drilled a hole instead and used a self tapping screw BUT I reckoned it would still work loose so reached for a superb geek weapon, Q BOND. The stuff is fantastic as a fixative. You basically pour fine powder into the space you need bonded, add a couple of drops of the 'glue' and the powder INSTANTLY sets into rock hard solid that adheres to whatever it touches. Genius
and I thought this was a bit like Youth work really
(ok, not really .... just couldn't remember why I started writing this)
* Now back at 4 mph flat out and can get up to this speed in less than 10 seconds!
Interesting paper I need to be able to find again so pinning it just .........
The national challenge
1) The reason for decline in affiliation and attendance is the failure to replace older
generations of churchgoers. The problem is not adults leaving the Church: it is that half ofthe children of churchgoing parents do not attend when they reach adulthood.
2) This key finding has important implications. Retaining children/youth is critical; it is easierto raise people as churchgoers than to turn the unchurched into attenders. There is no harm in pursuing programmes aimed at former or non-churchgoers (Back to Church Sunday, Alpha, etc.), but expectations need to be realistic. Recent history suggests that gains and losses during adulthood are roughly in balance; the challenge is to retain the new generation"