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Podcast: Ali Campbell on ways to address the youth and children’s work crisis

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07 July 2022

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On the podcast this week, Ali Campbell talks about why he believes that youth and children’s work is facing a crisis and what can be done to support this ministry.

Ali is leading a new association, Paraklesis, to support lay people in youth, children’s, and family’s ministry, which is supported by the Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Revd Martyn Snow. Read more about it here.

Ali says: “Paraklesis, taken from the Greek, really just means to be alongside, to journey with, to be an advocate for. It’s where we get “Paraclete”, that sense of the Holy Spirit being the Comforter, and the one who is alongside us. So that’s why the name is what it is, because we want that to be what the organisation does.”

Ali runs The Resource, a youth- and children’s-ministry consultancy, and is a former youth adviser for the diocese of Chichester. His books include Follow Me! (Kevin Mahew).

Visit the Paraklesis website here.

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