Bradon French is the Youth Ministry Coordinator within the Intergenerational team. He is a passionate advocate for young people and enjoys challenging the status quo.

How can youth ministry spark joy?

By Bradon French / August 11, 2020

“If our ministries with young people embrace the opportunities joy presents, it must be reflected within the life of our wider church.”

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Dear parents, I’m sorry

By Bradon French / March 30, 2020

Intergenerational Ministry Coordinator Bradon French reflects on how church youth groups have failed to help parents form faith in their teenagers and children.

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International Youth Day and unleashing unlimited potential

By Bradon French / August 12, 2019

“I hope that we might honour International Youth Day by acknowledging the place and potential of young people around the world and around the corner.”

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How has digital media affected youth ministry?

By Bradon French / May 28, 2019

“Before social media, teenagers occasionally surrendered their phones during youth group. Today, a social media marketing strategy seems fundamental to developing and sustaining community.”

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How can we empower young leaders in our church?

By Bradon French / March 29, 2019

“There is a gap between what we say and how we act. Empowering young leaders is a catchphrase we all use, yet when the opportunity presents, we are paralysed by our inherited understanding of leadership.”

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Why youth work is like couples’ counselling

By Bradon French / February 8, 2019

“Most of our young people express a disconnect between the internal workings of our church and our calling to worship, witness and serve. We must be willing to lay down parts of our inheritance to create space for new futures.”

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