Priority Ministries

By: Sim  11-11-2011
Keywords: Children's Ministry

This group blog features updates from our "champions" who are promoting resources and best practices in the various areas that represent the top priority ministries of SIM.

24 February 2010

— Hannelore questions, "Has children's ministry become an integral part of what we are and what we do as SIM?" in this


blog post.

3 February 2010

— After 25 years in youth ministry I have seen heaps of short-term impact of effective youth ministry but the same cannot be said of long-term impact.

22 December 2009

— I've spent several months in Jesus' Sermon the Mount, to better understand his directions for us as disciples. What does a city set on a hill look like in the winter?

20 November 2009

— There are many strange paradoxes about youth culture around the world and one of them is very confusing for adults and youth workers.

27 October 2009

— Every fifth person in the world is from an Islamic background. Islam is the second largest religion in the world—only Christianity has more adherents.

30 September 2009

— I have just come back from two weeks in Zambia where I travelled around various parts of the country and met youth leaders and pastors.

14 September 2009

— In a recent visit to Zambia I was reminded of the freedom, personal respect, and resilience that comes when children and young people understand deeply that they are special and valuable.

21 August 2009

— Sean tackles the issue of sex in youth culture—particularly how we deal with it within Christian youth ministry.

29 July 2009

— Keeping us safe has become a global business, with products ranging from security alarms and rapid response teams to face masks and capsicum spray.

20 July 2009

— Insights into the SIM "CrucialMoments" Regional Gathering held in Lima, Peru.

8 July 2009

— I guess many of you have been following the news items about the elections in Iran. I think this is a very pivotal election but I am also interested in the impact young people and technology is having on the issues surrounding the election.

19 June 2009

— In the wider world, technology is changing people's lives and the way they communicate, but these impacts are more extreme in the youth culture.

10 June 2009

— Last month I had the privilege of participating in the Global Children’s Forum and representing SIM’s children’s ministries there.

2 June 2009

— One morning at breakfast at the Global Leaders Gathering in Kenya recently, I sat across the table from Younoussa Djao (Director of the SIM West Africa Partnership Office).

20 May 2009

— I think we are all facing the realities of the struggling economic situation around the world.

6 May 2009

— During the last month I had the opportunity to attend a meeting with many of SIM’s leaders and learn about what is going on in the different countries.

30 April 2009

— I have to admit that at the moment I am contemplating a number of big issue questions about how to develop effective youth ministry around the world.

16 April 2009

— I have been thinking about the way that young people receive and take on information. Often in Christian circles a lot of truth and understanding is done in a form of one person speaking or instructing a large group of people (one to many).

7 April 2009

— Much has been written about mentoring and also about coaching with the two terms often being used interchangeably. The more I learn, I think I am seeing a distinction between these 2 words.

30 March 2009

— Israel Ndlovu, of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, contributes the following out of the experiences of the ESSA Christian AIDS Program.

Keywords: Children's Ministry

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