Youthwork Blog

Welcome to the Youthwork Blog, a space for conversation around the future of youth ministry between the people who care. Each week we will hear from a different youth work thinker and practitioner about best practice, new ideas, possible strategies and the latest research. Want to write for us? Drop us a line at

When it comes down to most things, the method is a key variable of the output. If you’re given the ingredients for a cake without any instruction... More

Well done, oh youth worker friend! You have survived the greatest ordeal known to man: the summer festival. In case your brain cells are so exhausted... More

After whispers and rumours for weeks, last night the news finally broke: One Direction are going on a break. Obviously this is the biggest thing... More

It’s easy to feel negative about youth ministry, especially when our churches do. So what can we do about it? Meg Cannon continues our blog... More

Over the years there have been a number of biblical films that have made it into the mainstream. Rather than just highlight our favourites, it’s... More

Now everyone has to stay in education longer (until your 18th birthday), in a way there is less pressure to ensure you get the results you want,... More

Evaluating your work can be a tricky business so it’s important to understand how to get the most out of your efforts. Natalie Arnett from Project... More

Receiving its theatrical release earlier this month, there has been some furore surrounding The Diary of a Teenage Girl. If it wasn’t so worrying,... More

It could be a stressful day today - Thursday 13th August - either because success has meant that the dream of a university place has now become... More

For the last few centuries, Science and the Bible have often been at odds. On the face of it they are two different sides, both fighting to prove... More