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September 1997 saw the official launch of SWYM, with the first five trainees moving into Mid Devon. Twenty years later on and how SWYM has grown. It seems fitting, therefore, to reflect for a moment on where we've come from and what's new in the world of SWYM.

The #beastfromtheeast might have been and gone, but we were blown away by this story from one of our Ministry Partners: Christ Church Woodbury in Devon. We love this idea and wanted to share it with you to inspire and encourage!

If we get it right, supporting our young people as they grow into everything they are capable of, we might find ourselves nurturing a generation whose faith runs deeper, reaches further and stretches higher than our own.

I’ve been a Children and Family worker in a local Baptist church for five years. I went straight into the job after four years with SWYM and can definitely say that it has been fun, exciting and a privilege. It has also been difficult, frustrating and really hard work. Have I made mistakes? Of course. Have I wanted to quit? Yes, at times. But through those times I have learned so much. So let me pass on a few tips, as food for thought.

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect...

A third of teenage girls are unhappy, unsettled or uneasy with who they are and how they fit in the world around them. Suzie Gardener takes a look at helping them find their identiy in Christ.

Rural Ministry can appear to be the easier brother of its urban relation. But the pressures on our young people, children and families are just as real, merely hidden beneath the rural idyllic façade.

Sharpen those practical skills with a quick guide to producing clear and effective Powerpoint presentations.

One of the key highlights from this past academic year has been the move into our new Admin & Resource Centre.​

Here's a blog that's both thought provoking and perhaps slightly controversial. Our reblog takes a look at social action as an alternative to traditional youth work models: