Bolton and Daventry Opportunities

I was asked to flag this up by the Triangle Community Methodist Church in Bolton. It’s an (initially 12 month) six hour per week role for a Christian Youth Worker.
All the information is here
Related: Daventry Methodist seek Half Time worker
Advert for Children and Families Worker at Daventry Methodist Church.pdf

Learning Opportunity Oxford

Continuing Professional and Ministerial Development
You are invited to a session on
Thursday 21st January 2016
9.30am – 1.00pm
(Your first session is free)

Group Supervision and Issue-based Learning for key practitioners in youth, schools, children and family work – plus optional one-to-one support.
Contact Lynda to book your place: [email protected] 01865 787455
Oxford CYM, CMS House, Watlington Road, Oxford OX4 6BZ


And I’m back, did you miss me? (actually don’t answer that)
I’ve been away from the Office for three weeks which has been really refreshing. The three weeks were a mix of saved up annual leave, the Christmas Holidays, and a conference/retreat. Within the annual leave I was out in Switzerland speaking on ‘Discipleship – The Soul Journey’
I loved getting to Ski with my youngest son … and to see him getting the whole throwing yourself down a slope on a couple of planks thing, and why it is so much a part of me. I can’t believe that I am blessed with this ministry that is literally going downhill … fast
Ready to fully engage with January and the whole 2016 thing now. It is going to be an interesting year with needing to write my dissertation (the exploratory thesis being, ‘Can the son of a Postman who flunked ‘A’ levels actually pass an M.A?) and Church House moving premises, as well as looking at how my work is shaped in the context of Mission and Discipleship, under a new Director. Not sure how I feel about facing the alarm clock and impending commute tomorrow though.
I’m still loving the comedy stuff and I’m aiming for at least 24 gigs again this year BUT with the added Big Hairy Audacious Goal of four of them being paid. I’m also looking to MC at least one gig and to start a Comedy club and network.
Pleased to have three gigs in the diary for January.
Jan 19th: Cavendish London
Jan 24th: Gig with Andy Kind in Bournemouth
Jan 30th: ‘Curry n Comedy’ in Compton (my first 20 minute)
(Feb 5th ACE SPACE)
** PS Not sure why I wrote the title in Roman Numerals. Quirky, cool or pretentious? You decide. Press ‘M’ for quirky, “X” for Cool, “V” for pretentious …… and “C” if you miss “C” being part of the date.

** PPS Yes I was wearing a helmet to ski, I’d just taken it off here