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Ends and beginnings

I wonder if you made it to the end of the year. Maybe it was a bit of a struggle and you were mightily relieved when you knew you had a month off in August. Perhaps you have slight anxieties about what the young people will get up to over the summer and whether they will come back motivated to serve God or their faith will have diminished.

Youth Leaders Dave Fenton

These are pressures we all face in youth ministry but I wonder if they occur because of our failure to finish a year well. Maybe a celebration like a dinner in the post-exam period would have been a good way to finish and give some words of encouragement to maintain their walk with God through the summer. But one of the most crucial activities at this time of year is. . .