failure is always an option

On Wednesday I led a session for a group of ministers from the United Reformed Church in Scotland.  We were exploring what the church could learn from younger people and from youth work methods. Young people fail.  A lot.  It’s part of learning. They try something, get it wrong, then learn from that and try Read More …

making invisible visible

This weekend was the United Reformed Church’s Synod of Scotland meeting.  For the last few of years Youth Forum for 12-16 year-olds has met alongside Synod.  This year, following FURY Assembly’s plea to highlight the plight of the Invisible Children of Uganda, Youth Forum spent the weekend considering how we could tell the story of Read More …

A day with a VOLE…

Today I’m learning about VOLE.  Apparently that’s something to do with Virtual and Online Learning Environments… I’ll let you know what that means as the day progresses. This morning we have been looking at MOODLE.  We’re playing with forums, profiles, feedback, messages and stuff.  Good fun. The afternoon was spent doing more of the same.  Read More …

Night Has Fallen

Have you given up on evening services but still long for that special evening thing? – but not necessarily on a Sunday? Want to reach out to people for whom traditional morning services don’t seem to appeal? Like to tackle spirituality in different ways? At ‘Night Has Fallen’ Stewart Cutler and Jack Dyce will help Read More …