It is a well established fact that men are from Mars, and women are from an entirely different galaxy/milky way/ chocolate confectionery based universe. Or is it? If we have trouble understanding and communicating across gender gaps at the best of times, how does this impact on our youth work and youth ministry?
This is a blog which acknowledges that gender has a massive impact on how we relate to the world and is not afraid to ask questions about the implications for our ministry.
Does being a woman mean you work in a different way with boys than the way you work with girls?
In a society where men are no longer relied upon as breadwinners and father figures, how can a female youthworker help the boys in her group to find a godly, male identity?
Does our female gender change our theology of youth ministry?
Does feminism have any relevance to how we practice youth ministry?
Is sexism absent or present in youth ministry?
How does our gender affect and colour our models of youth ministry?
These are just some the questions we will be posing. We can't promise definitive answers, but we hope to stimulate some debate. We can promise, a blog filled with stories, hopes, reflections, and encouragements of those engaged in youth ministry to inspire and encourage others (yes, even you guys!) as we journey towards Christ with our young people.