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Giving Tuesday: a reflection from the Global south

Giving Tuesday: a reflection from the Global south

This Giving Tuesday, we reflect on what giving means in other cultures. Our Director of Partnerships and Development has been in India for the last three months, living in a community in Orissa, India. Their family are supporting the charity Love the One, so Will has been working remotely. We asked him some questions about around giving in such a diverse place as India.

Will Munton - Director of Development and Partnership

29th November 2022

Senior Lecturer Rachel Turner’s new book

Senior Lecturer Rachel Turner’s new book

Our senior lecturer in children and family ministry, Rachel Turner, publishes her latest work 'Parenting Teens for a Life of Faith'. This book will help all parents, carers, grandparents and others involved in teens’ everyday lives to understand the teenage faith journey more and find their place within it.

Chris Mason - Marketing Executive

25th October 2022

Understanding Chaplaincy as a Gift

Understanding Chaplaincy as a Gift

Around twenty years ago, working as a director for a local Youth for Christ centre, I was given the chance to become a chaplain. At that time chaplains tended to be ordained and were most often found in the faith school and public school sector. I had no one to ask about the role and no training I could get to grips with. There were no books, no networks and no courses like those now running with CYM.

Nigel Roberts - Lecturer

28th September 2022

Scholarships Update - September 2022

Scholarships Update - September 2022

We are in contact with a number of churches offering opportunities to study with us whilst earning a salary – yes, you heard that right! Find out more in this blog post.

Will Munton - Director of Development and Partnership

6th September 2022

What’s it like to have a CYM student on placement?

What’s it like to have a CYM student on placement?

CYM students can study on a range of different pathways. At undergraduate level, they spend the first year exploring and discerning God’s call before embarking on a programme of study in Chaplaincy, Children’s and Family Ministry, Community Youth Work (with JNC) or Community Ministry. Our postgraduate students are able to study pathways in Christian Leadership in Context, Youth and Community Work, Children’s and Family Work and Chaplaincy. Within each of these pathways, our students are engaged in a rich array of practices.

Dr. Graham Bright - Associate Fellow

3rd December 2021

Reflective practice can be transformative

Reflective practice can be transformative

Each of us has a perspective, a point of view, an opinion or a story to tell about what has happened in our lives, what is happening now, and what we believe will happen. Our story – as we see it, is the story we tell ourselves – with all of our subjective worries, fears and exaggerations, the things we have missed in our retelling so don’t realise where our gaps are. The story that we live is often incomplete, filled with inconsistency and unresolved challenges and issues.

Ali Campbell - Trustee

24th June 2021

The role of the ‘professional’ in CYF ministry

The role of the ‘professional’ in CYF ministry

What does it mean to be a ‘professional’? Should those engaged in, or exploring a call to ministry seek such a label? Does it matter?  These are all big and important questions to wrestle with.

Dr. Graham Bright - Associate Fellow

25th May 2021

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