Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Election - faithworks interviews

Check out this video on the Faithworks site. Perhaps you can use this for some kind of discusion on the election...


Friday, April 24, 2009


You can find some ideas for cooking activities on this website.  We plan to make gingerbread men in this terms 'Come as you are' Rock Solid session.  The idea is to make 'minimee's as part of the session.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Deborah 13: servant of God

I've just watched Deborah 13: servant of God on iPlayer...not sure what to make of it.  Perhaps this could be used to explore ways of talking about your faith, ie, there is a bit about a third way in when Deborah goes to talk to some young people about God.  She shows great courage, but is it the right approach?  Discus.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Communcations - video clip

While I was at Spring Harvest I saw this advert in one of the seminars.  It would be a good one to use for talking about communication

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Faith and fun over a coffee

Here is a link to an articile / video about cafe church at our church in Hunmanby

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Leadership video clip - Prince Caspian

I've just come across another possibility - Prince Caspian DVD chapter 7.  In this clip, Caspian wins over the narnians to become their leader.

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Leadership video clip - Chicken Run

I've been looking around for a video clip for this terms Rock Solid session on Leadership.   I'm planning to use DVD chapter 6 from Chicken Run.  This clip (13 mins 50 sec - 17 mins 55 sec) , Ginger talks about this idea she has - freedom, about escaping....the stuff of visionary leaders. 

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

30 second nativity

I just noticed this post today on David Keen's blog


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Million Dollar Baby - video clip ideas

I just noticed this in my original blog, and it should have been moved here...I Watched Million Dollar Baby last night...what a film! It's great talk material:
Check it out at


Christmas play doe charades

Here are some ideas for Christmas play doe charades.  Basically, make some play doe and break the group up into teams.  Then, taking it in turns, each member of the team has to try and get the others to guess the word / phrase using only the play doe....
My suggested words:


Thursday, December 11, 2008


Here's a random craft idea for Christmas.  See for more.


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Free Stickers to put on your Christmas cards

I got mine today...they are from the Bible Society

Monday, December 01, 2008

There probably is...

This looks like and interesting idea for a just needs a few more people to sign up to it...may be we should chip in...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

How to Pray

I've just bought this book from Amazon - it has some real useful ideas and tips on How to Pray...hence the name!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I have been at the conference this weekend and as a result I came across this website.  It has a few interesting sections, for example, check out the presentations such at these stats, and these papers.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Young peoples Sunday

I just received a news letter from FYT.  One of their initiatives is called Young peoples Sunday.  There are resources you can download (drama / talks / games etc) here.  
The website is


Friday, November 07, 2008

Israel Kamakawiwo video

I came across this video the other day.  It features music by Israel Kamakawiwo.  I reckon it would make a good discusion starter / reflection / prompt for prayer...

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Secret Millionaire

Why not watch The Secret Millionare and then lead a discussion based on this talk? Note channel 4 on demand allows you to download episodes for viewing offline.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

The Bucket List

I watched The Bucket List last night...very good movie with lots of interesting topics for discussion. For example: You could probably use this as an alternative clip for my 101 things to do before you die talk


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Drillbit Taylor - bullying video clip idea

I watched Drillbit Taylor last night. The film is about two boys trying to cope with bullying. There are several scenes that you could use from the film to stimulate a discussion. Unfortunately I had to return the DVD so I didn't write down the chapters. However here are some I recall:
There are many other scenes you could use...

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Saturday, October 11, 2008


I've eventually got around to updating my Harvest 1 and Harvest 2 talks...hope someone finds them useful!


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

This Ability Rock Solid video clip

We did the This Ability session from Rock Solid last week. Here's my video clip suggestion...School of Rock chapter 5 – 6. In this clip Jack Black has just discovered that the students can play instruments. As a result he starts the new class project 'rock band'. The clip shows that we all have different abilities and we all have a role to play. I finished the clip just at the point where they go to lunch.

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Pass the parcel

This idea is based on something I saw during a service at Christ Church and I thought it might work with our youth group...and I think it did.

You will need a Bible verse, some sweets, wrapping paper, sellotape and some music.

Print out the Bible verse on paper that's a different colour to the wrapping paper. When you have done that, cut out the individual words that make up the verse.

Now, wrap up the sweets, just like you would in pass the parcel. Remember to include some of the words from the Bible verse in each layer.

So....get your group together for a game of pass the parcel. Tell them to collect any words they find. At the end, ask them to try and put the words together into a sentence.

When they have done that, briefly discus the verse. We used Romans 12:10 "Love each other like brothers and sisters. Give each other more honour than you want for yourselves."


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Britain's Teenage Suicides: Episode 2

Check out this


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Disposable Friends

This might make an interesting discusion starter about friendship or consumerisim...


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Body image

This might be a useful cartoon to use in a session...


Sunday, September 07, 2008

Countdown power point slide

Checkout this power point on

I imagine this could be useful for quizzes and the like...


Saturday, September 06, 2008


Sorry for the lack of post in recent months...basically my day job has been taking up most of my spare time...I guess that's how it is for those of us who are volunteers!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Divorce rate lowest for 26 years

This is vaguely interesting


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

State of the Countryside report

If your after some stats on rural areas, check out the State of the countryside report on the website


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Spirituality in youth work training Guisborough July 2nd

Here's something that might interest us from the North East

Nigel Pimlott from FYT [] is coming to Guisborough to deliver 2 sessions on spirituality in youth work giving us a chance to share and also providing us with techniques and tools to use in our work.

Anyone with a passion for working with young people who would like to attend is very welcome.

Having attended some training sessions with Nigel we feel he delivers effective training with humour and enthusiasm – encouragement and inspiration as youth workers is also great; hope lots of you can come.

Where: Guisborough Methodist Church

When: Wednesday July 2nd either 1.30 to 4pm or 7 to 9.30pm

There will be tea, coffee, and biscuits available – for catering purposes rough number information would be welcome. For more details you can ring us on 01287 636825/07890 228851 or email


Monday, May 26, 2008

Bath Bomb Factory

Here's a craft idea that might work with tweens


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

You say, you pay

Check out this power point download from

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ASBO Jesus

Here are a couple of pictures that might come in handy for a talk....from ASBO Jesus...


Saturday, April 26, 2008

Finding Nemo - film clip idea for 'stories'

Last night we did the Rock Solid session Whats the story? This session is teamed on stories. In addition to the material we used a slip from Finding Nemo. The clip starts at DVD chapter 16 and ends in chapter 17 just after the film cuts to birds going 'Mine Mine Mine'. In these scene, Marlin (Nemo's father) tells his story to find his son, Nemo.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Marriage statistics

Check out the resource section on the Bristol Community Family Trust (BCFT) website. There are several power points etc. that include statistics on marriage and how it relates to children. For example, check out this one


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Save this T-Shirt

Here is another idea I saw in the Baltic at Gateshead...Save this T-shirt. This is a book that comes complete with a T-shirt and book of design options. The idea is that the book outlines a number of different ways to cut up the T-shirt to produce a different design. I'm guessing that you need only buy one copy of the book and then source some cheep T-shirts at Tesco's or similar. The book cost £10.95 and is by Hannah Rogge.

I guess you could do this in conjunction with Tie die....


Friday, April 18, 2008

Dear God

Check out the prayer site - it's quite insightful. Thanks to Youth Ministry Blog for pointing this one out!


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pause - a reflection?

I saw this on the greenbelt could be useful for something...


For 10 seconds to take a deep breath
For 1 minute to take in the view
For a couple of minutes to brew a cuppa
For 10 minutes to clear your head
For 20 minutes to call your mum
For half an hour to exercise your body
For a couple of hours to read a good book
For a day to find some fun
For a weekend under the stars
For a fortnight to recharge your batteries
For a month to learn something new
For a summer to be a kid again
For a year to see the world
For a lifetime to work out what it all means
Or for just 5 minutes to do absolutely nothing.

From Howies

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tract idea

Hiede's friend gave us some sample tracts they had made up. You can find some PDF's on the download page at
I like the one "if God exists". It's basically a square piece of paper with about 7cm x 7cm folded 3 times with "if God exists; what then?" on different pages.
There are also some ideas for small cards here.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Under-age drinking

See this article on the BBC news website.


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Body Image

Checkout this post on how photo's are tweaked to make women look more attractive....this would make a good discussion starter on body image etc. Check out the online retoucher here.


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Newspaper prayer idea

Another idea from the Baltic at of the exhibits was by an artist called Barthelemy Toguo. As part of this, he had covered all of the walls in the rooms with complete sheets from news papers (of the "broadsheet variety). These were not clippings, simply the pages of the news paper stuck on the wall. In addition to this he had marked out all of the text with a black marker pen, which gave the effect to the paper being censored. This meant that only the pictures remained. From my point of view, thing highlighted the pictures in a way that you would not normally notice and it caused you think about the subject matter behind the photo....I suspect this could be used as a way to stimulate prayer in a way that creating a collage of pictures does not. According to the blurb (if I remember this correctly), the artist was trying make the point that sometimes too many words get in the way....check out this page on his website.


Saturday, April 05, 2008

Marine hurls himself onto Taliban grenade

This was a headline from The Times on the 30th March page 5. "A royal marine in southern Afghanistan threw himself onto an exploding grenade to save the lives of him patrol. Miraculously, Lance Corporal Matt Croucher, a marine reservist from Birmingham, survived the blast with little injury when his rutsack and body armour tool the force of the blast. He is expected to receive one of the highest awards for gallantry.". The article later says "You would expect nine out of 10 people to die in that situation". It seems to me that this would be a good discussion / death / sacrifice etc.


Monday, March 31, 2008

"Pray it" with peelable photo stickers

During a recent trip to the Baltic at Gateshead I came across these "peelable photo stickers". It looks like this would make a great idea for prayer....get a load of photo's or newspapers, write our your prayer on the label and stick away!


Friday, March 28, 2008

Teenagers are drinking an average of 44 bottles of wine a year

From this article on the bbc website: "Teenagers are drinking an average of 44 bottles of wine or 177 pints of beer a year each, a study suggests."

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Check out this post about the BBC's go4it episode about bereavement. You can download the show here.


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Freedom fighter graffiti writer

Checkout this post on moblog. Just incase anybody is interested, I also have a moblog here.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Community and Youth Work in Context

I've been away from home for about 10 days - hence the lack of posts. I've uploaded another of Hiede's essays that she has written for her Diploma in Community & Youth Work course. This one is entitled, Community and Youth Work in Context.


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

X-Men 2 - Video clip for easter

I'm just been looking for a video clip to use for an Easter talk. I've decided to use a clip from X-Men 2 when Jean saves the day by giving up her own life to save the rest of the mutants from being overwhelmed by a dam that has collapsed.
The clip is at DVD Chapter 36 and starts at 1 hour 47 minutes and finishes at 1 hour 53 minutes. You could use this clip with my Armegeddon talk or my About a boy talk.


Sunday, March 09, 2008

Mr Men quiz

I put together a random Mr Men quiz here. I hope you find it useful....


Friday, February 29, 2008

Teenage conceptions

From today's Times newspaper:

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

71% of pupils admit being a bully

See this article on the BBC


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Every Child Matters and Youth Matters

Over the next few weeks I'm going to upload some of Hiede's essays that she has writen for her Diploma in Community & Youth Work course. You can find the first one, Compare and contrast the two green papers 'Every Child Matters' and 'Youth Matters', here.


Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Simpsons Movie - does God speak to us?

I just watched The Simpson's Movie last night. In DVD chapter 3, Rev'd Lovejoy invites people to speak up if they have a "word". Shortly after this Grandpa has a revelation. This scene is about 2 minutes long. This could make a good discussion starter about How God speaks to us...does God speak to us?


Friday, February 15, 2008

Suicide rate drops in young men

Check out this article


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Boys, God and the Church

I've just read this booklet which outlines some of the basic issues that churches need to grapple with if they want to engage with boys. The main points I picked up were:


Saturday, February 09, 2008

Check out ecocongregation - there are some free resources to help get your church thinking about going green

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Prayer "beer mat" template

I've just put togeither a "beer mat" prayer card that I'm sending out to all the churches in our area. The idea is to keep people upto date with what we are doing. I've uploaded the "template" for this here. Note that I've printed this on thin A4 card using a colour laser printer.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Vision talk

I've just spotted this session on Jon Jolly's blog on the subject of Vision - I might use this something in the future.


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Snow game

Checkout this post on Ruth E blog - I like the idea for the "snow" game!


Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I've just noticed that Chis, like me, is collecting statistics. Fascinating! Check them out here!


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Taking a stand

Yesterday Taking a stand tells a story about a teenager who committed suicide with the assistance of a "suicide website"....most disturbing. You can listen to the show here.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Human Tetris

Someone posted this on the greenbelt forum, suggesting it might be useful...I guess you could use it as some kind of icebreaker....


Saturday, January 12, 2008

Shopping video clip idea - Pretty Woman

The theme for last Friday nights Rock Solid session was shopping. For a video clip, we showed part of Pretty Woman:
  • 59 Mins 38 second - 1 hour 4 mins 14 seconds (DVD chapter 11). This is the scene in which Vivian discovers the joys of shopping...with lots of "sucking up". Although this video is a 15 certificate, their is nothing rude or offensive in this scene.
This clip includes quotes such as "You know what we're gonna need here? We're going to need a few more people helping us out. I'll tell you why. We are going to be spending an obscene amount of money in here. So we're going to need a lot more help sucking up to us, 'cause that's what we really like". You could clearly go on to comment / discus how we should best spend our money....

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Shopping quiz for Rock Solid session

I've just uploaded this quiz for tomorow night's Rock Solid session "Match up" game.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Hope08 resources

In addition to my earlier post, I've just received an email pointing out that there are some resources here. This also includes the followings articles that are well worth the read:

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Hope08 launch

Happy New Year! I don't know how you spent it, but we were at the Hope08 lauch event at York Minster. If you don't know what Hope08 is, checkout the website here, and download the guide here. The guide is well worth a read as it's full of interesting ideas. Note that Hope08 also have a group on facebook

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Design inspiration

In recent times I've had to produce alot of publicity type material for what we are doing. This means I'm constantly on the look out for ideas of how to lay stuff out / present information. This article lists several sources / ideas that might help...let me know if you know of any others....

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Check out the free downloadable resources at

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

How much...quiz

Here is a power point for the Christmas Shopping activity in this months Rock Solid. The idea is that the young people get into teams and each team has to guess the price of the Christmas gift...the one that gets the nearest wins a point....

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Role models for the perfect soul?

I few weeks ago I attended the annual CVM conference. The main speaker was Graham Tomlin. At one point he talked about role models in society...I thought this quote was quite pertinent...
"Students have powerful images of what a perfect body is and pursue it incessantly...but they no longer have any image of a perfect soul, and hence do not long to have one"
I wonder where those role models are on the TV....what we are doing about this ourselves? He then went on to talk on Ephesians 4:22-32


Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Newsround survey

If you're interested in statistics / surveys, take a look at the survey commisioned by Newsround


Monday, December 03, 2007

Church attendance statistics

For those who are interested, there are some stats on Church attendence here


Saturday, December 01, 2007

Juno - film on the teenage pregnancy

This looks interesting - another film on the teenage pregnancy front. You can find the IMDB page here.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Echo Park

I watched Echo Park last night. Not the greatest of movies, but one that demonstrates the judgementalism that so often alive in our churches. The film is basically about a 14 year old girl who gets pregnant while still being technically a virgin. She conceives as a result of "fooling around". For this reason, you might want to use this film to highlight that you don't have to have sex proper to get pregnant. There's are a few scenes that you could use to demonstrate this point. All of this results in her father disowning her. He is the local priest and it brings shame on the family etc. She is taken in by an Uncle who, unlike her father, accepts her for who she is. The Uncle has also taken in another disgraced member of the family who is gay....makes you wonder who was the most "Christ like"...the priest or the uncle?

Perhaps this could be used with my teenage pregnancy talk.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hope08 video

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sex infections continue to rise

Here are some stats from this article published on the BBC website yesterday:
"Young adults are disproportionately affected by STIs, accounting for 65% of all chlamydia, 55% of all genital warts and 48% of gonorrhoea diagnoses in genitourinary medicine clinics across the UK in 2006, the HPA found"

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Risk assessment for concert

I've just got around to uploading the rest of the risk assessment we did for the Activate YFC concert we did back in July. Here are the main documents:


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

ASBO Jesus

Checkout The ongoing adventures of ASBO Jesus:

Monday, November 19, 2007

How to Improve Your Social Skills

Check out this post on the positivity blog


I've just stumbled across Youth resourced. It has some "ready to use" discussions which are worth looking at - see here

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Hope08 event at York Minster

Check out this event

Sunday, November 11, 2007 conference

Just got back from the youthwork conference at Southport. Here are some websites I came across while I was there:

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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Little Miss Sunshine game

Our last Rock Solid session was themed on is a game that we put together to try enhance the theme. You will need a copy of the Mr Men book, Little Miss Sunshine.
What to do:
a) Split the group into two teams with even numbers.
b) Get each team to sit in two lines of chairs facing each other. There should be a gap between the chairs as follows:
A Gap B
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
6 6
7 7
8 8
9 9
c) Give each pair (facing each other) the following words:
Player Word Times used
1 Been 3
2 Asked 5
3 Down 3
4 Entering 3
5 Gigantic 3
6 Giggling 3
7 Happy 4
8 Never 3
9 Drove 3
d) Explain that you are going to tell them a story. When the player hears their word, they have to run up the gap between the chairs and run around the outside back to their chair, ie, the team on the left run anti clockwise, the team on the right run clockwise. The first one back gets a point for their team. This is a bit like another game called "ladders".
e) Start reading the story!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Listening quiz

I've thrown together this listening quiz based on the Peter Panda dance scene from the film The Pacifier. Note you can find the lyrics here. We're going to use this with the Rock solid session What did you say?

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Personal saftey - book

Checkout this book on Personal Safety by Anita Naik. You could use this with my talk on Clubbing

Friday, October 26, 2007

Lost in Wonder - online Labyrinth

Check out It's an online labyrinth a bit like


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Our Iceberg Is Melting

I've just finished listening to John Kotters book Our Iceberg is melting - a must for anyone wanting to know about the process of change. Checkout the promotional video here.


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Making the right decision

Here are some more notes from the Spring Harvest seminar by James Lawrence....

Making a decision can be a tricky business. The outcome depends upon what we do (the action) and when we do it (the time). If we don't get the right combination, things might not work out as we expect. This diagram attempts to show what can happen:

Wrong action

Right action

Wrong time

Wrong time





Wrong action

Right action

Right time

Right time

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pray pray pray postcard template

I've just uploaded a template for a postcard I've put together. I've printed it double sided, in colour, on 200gm white card. We are using this to keep folks up to date on various projects that we are working on. You can download the template here. If anyone knows of any other templates that are freely available, please let me know!

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Free photo's

Check out this list of 100 free sources for images. Thanks Chris for pointing this out to me.

Death by power point

Here's a good quote for those who use power point "You need to be capable of communicating without Powerpoint if you are ever going to fully utilize the communication potential of Powerpoint".


Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Here are some notes from another Spring Harvest session on Wholeness. I think the speaker was Kriss Kandiah. The idea is that there are 3 types of people, and they are driven by different things and if we are to attain "wholeness" as a church we need to embrace all three. Here is a brief summary of the 3 types:

1) The Heart is what matters
They people are prone to emotionalism, Orthopathy and are Vulnerable to manipulation.

2) The head is what matters
These people are prone to intellectualism, orthodoxy and are in danger of "cold formalism"

3) Doing is what matters
These people are activists...orthopraxy and are prone to burn out.

From my notes, I understand that Orthopathy means that having your heart in the right place is what matters, where as orthodoxy is about having the correct theology / beliefs. Orthopraxy is about doing the right thing.

As I write up these notes I wonder how this connects with my previous post on Change. Perhaps this connects with the idea that everyone has fundamental needs....

How does this effect our youthwork...perhaps we need to ask, what are we doing for those driven by the heart / head or the activist...personally am more prone to the head. I guess this is at the expense of the other two...perhaps we need to step back and ask ourselves, what does our group look like? Is it dominted by "the heart"? Are we forever "doing" but not thinking (the head)? I guess we need a balance....


Saturday, October 06, 2007

Chav Gospel

Check out this post - the gospel according to St Chav


Thursday, October 04, 2007


A few months ago I typed up some of the key points from the Spring Harvest leadership seminars I attended this year. I thought I'd type up some more on the subject of change...

Principles of change

1) different people react differently to one end of the spectrum we have people who like stability and at the other we have people who like change. For those of us who are trying to undertake change, we have to ask ourselves: what if someone likes stability? After all some people like Church because it is a source of stability in a changing world. Change can lead to:
2) Everyone has fundamental needs to be meet. Those initiating the change need to consider what these individual needs are and how change will effect / meet those needs.

3) Change involves loss...people go through a "loss curve" like grieving:
4) Fears need to be dealt with in a rational way
Note that change usually requires a considerable length of time...skipping steps can't be done.

Kotters eight phases of leadership through change

1) Establish a sense of urgency
2) Form a powerful guiding coalition
3) Create a vision...a clear a concise description of what you are doing. This should be written in terms of outcomes, not specific activities
4) Communicate your vision, use every opportunity and every tool you have available. Do this time and time again.
5) Empower others to act....coaching
6) Plan and create short term wins (milestones). This enables people to see progress.
7) Consolidate and maintain momentum
8) Institutionalise the new approaches

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Monday, October 01, 2007

Bullying seminar notes

These are from some seminar notes from Spring Harvest about 2 years ago...

Some definitions of bullying

...put simply, if it makes the victim feel bad, then it's bullying

Why do people bully?
Problems victim's experience
Symptoms of bullying
How to deal with bullying
Other comments

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

I prodounce you Chuck and Larry - film clip ideas

I'm in Singapore and I've just got back from a late night viewing of Adam Sandlers latest offering....I prodounce you Chuck and Larry. While the film was much like any other Sandler film (which I like!) it does have plenty of material for exploring issues such as acceptance / rejection / homosexuality / friendship. The film is about 2 best friends who are fire fighters (Charles and Lawrence) who decide to go for a marriage of convenience so that Lawrence can pass on his pension if he dies. They initially think it will be something that they can keep quiet, but it turns out quite differently. This them results in a series of events where they have to keep up this charade. As that plot is rolled out, they are exposed to prejudice as their once colleagues turn against them - there is a good scene where the Charles and Lawrence are pulled into the office my their boss because the rest of the team have raised a petition to get them moved on. After this meeting, Lawrence confronts the rest of the crew and reminds them of the times where they saved them....injustice...prejudice. There is also a time where the team walk away from Charles when he turns up to play basket ball, this scene turns into something good when one of the guys finds acceptance through what Charles and Lawrence are experiencing.

There are also some examples of clichéd evangelical right types who wielding banners tell them that they are going to burn for what they are....a good discussion in it's own right especially when read in the context of "love your neighbour", "Do not judge, and you will not be judged" ect etc. the end of the film the rest of the fire department change their view and stand with them in the court, in the full knowledge that they may end up in example of what it means to be a fact you could say this film is an example of what it means to be a stand by your word...even when it costs you something

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mr Deity

I was reading Bart Campolo's blog and I came across the Mr Deity video - what a great discussion starter for the subject of suffering.

Also, if you, like me saw him at the youthwork conference a couple of years ago, you'll be glad to know that you can get his talk on Ruth here.


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Creative prayer archive

Thanks to David Keen, I've just come accross the Creative prayer achive on It has loads of interesting creative prayer ideas...well worth a look.


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