Meeting identified needs in the community
“It is the same with my word, I send it out and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it”. Isaiah 55:11
Our project, Ten Must Know Bible Stories, launched a year ago. We are working with local schools to help them teach Christianity as part of the RME curriculum. We’re producing resources, training teachers and working with classes.
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We want children to know Bible Stories. We want the storytelling and the learning to be so memorable, fun, active and relevant so those stories stick in their heads for the rest of their lives.
Recently, I’ve been challenged in my job as a local church youth worker. Why did I get into this career in the first place? Is it enough to just be chatting together and eating cake?
After reviewing attendance at youth group over previous holidays, it was decided that we would not run our sessions over the summer and allow a period of rest. Since a great deal of my role is in schools work, my workload drastically reduced in July. This ‘challenge’ sounds like no hardship but when you are used to spending so much time with children and young people, I felt very much at a loss... read more
At the last Drumchapel Early Years Network (DEYN) meeting in June, I asked the question ‘What matters to you?’ For so long the focus has been ‘what is the matter with you?’ This is especially true in the field of health. At last, the narrative is beginning to change. Unless we can understand what matters to individuals; what is important, their values, their likes, dislikes, passions and generally what makes people tick, we will never understand what their needs really are and how we can best support them... read more