Can A Degree Grow My Faith?

Can A Degree Grow My Faith?

Can A Degree Grow My Faith?

Updated: 9 May 2023 | Posted by: dstevens

If you have stumbled onto this article or our website, maybe you are considering pursuing a degree in Theology.  But perhaps this initial curiosity is also being met with some misgivings…  “I wasn’t really that interested in RE lessons in secondary school. Why should I think studying a Bachelors in theology will be much different?”   “I’m […]

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Who Do I Disciple?

Updated: 26 Apr 2023 | Posted by: dstevens

“Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.  He appointed twelve – designating them apostles – that they might be with him and that he might send them out…”  (Mark 3.13-14) Where do I start? I had just started my first real ministry role in […]

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Darin Stevens shares: Tidiness and Influence

Updated: 9 May 2013 | Posted by: dstevens

“By this all men will know that you are good youth workers…if you keep the youth room clean” Like many of you, we get the opportunity to do a lot of youth work in the local secondary school.  On a weekly basis we provide lunch-time clubs, we walk around the school grounds building relationships and […]

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Darin Stevens shares: A Teenager’s First Prayer

Updated: 23 Nov 2012 | Posted by: dstevens

One of the joys – and challenges – of working with teenagers is helping them to experience God in the normal places of life.  Non-churched young people often assume that ‘God’ is that thing people do at a church building on Sunday morning.  Those more familiar with church often assume, “If I want to connect […]

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6 questions to ask myself about finding adult volunteers by Darin Stevens

Updated: 8 Dec 2010 | Posted by: dstevens

This is a continuation of Darin’s article from last week. What is my picture of a great volunteer? If it’s someone in their 20’s with a great haircut and maybe even a piercing or tattoo or two, think again.  The adult leaders who had the biggest impact in my life were in their 40’s, 50’s […]

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Postmodern Faith Journeys, Part 2 by Darin Stevens

Updated: 19 Apr 2010 | Posted by: dstevens

This is the second blog in a two-blog series. To read the first post click here. A NEW APPROACH One of my youth ministry professors always liked to quote the proverb about leading a horse to water but you cannot make him drink. “That is true, she said, but you can feed the horse salt!”  […]

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