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I have been struck in recent months, through several conversations, how isolated youth and children’s workers often feel.

Youth Leaders Dave Fenton

It’s a bit like being condemned to play football for Berwick Rangers or Torquay. People end up there and nothing much more is heard of them (no insult intended to those two excellent football clubs). It is quite common to find churches where volunteers are appointed to a youth group and it is assumed they will just keep going until the return of the Lord or their death, whichever is the sooner.