Oakham Archdeaconry Youth Missioner takes post

We’ve asked the new Youth Missioner Chad Chadwick to tell us a little about himself:

Chad Profile Biog“My name is Chad, I am 36 years old, married to Steph. We live in the little village of Chelveston (Northants) with our 1 year old twins, Jack and Emily.

I have an odd array of hobbies that keep me out of trouble; I enjoy rugby (watching), football (playing), sculpture, Northamptonshire shoes, gardening, DJing and going to the ballet with my gran. I own lots of chickens and ducks that wander freely over my neighbours gardens and I drive a bright orange transit van that I use for community projects. That’s me in a nutshell, except for the most important thing, I am a Christian that lives to serve God’s Church in response to His grace.

Before taking on this new role as the Oakham Archdeaconry Youth Missioner I had been doing youth and community work in Rushden for the last 15 years.

I trained in Youth & Community work with the Centre for Youth Ministry (Ridley Hall, Cambridge). I have a passion for seeing young people engaging with their local Church, discovering Jesus, and becoming disciples. I am bursting with enthusiasm to serve God’s Churches in the Peterborough Diocese, and long to see youth work burning brightly – so I am praying that the Holy Spirit will breathe new life into burning embers”

Chadwick Family Biog Pic

 

Chad feels strongly about the importance of youth work.

“We need to change the way that people view Youth Work, we need to make youth work accessible again. Too often there is a disconnect between young people and the Church, ministering to young people should be a natural part of the fabric, rather than a separate garment. This will require bespoke parish tailoring under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.”

Chad is here to help people who work with youth in the Oakham Archdeaconry, email him at Chad.Chadwick@peterborough-diocese.org.uk or ring him on 01604 887359.

One Response to "Oakham Archdeaconry Youth Missioner takes post"

  1. Andrew Maywhort   July 22, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Chad came to our church PCC away day and was very inspiring on his thoughts and views. He helped us all step back and look at the basics of our Christian faith to enable us to grow individually and as a team, to move our action plans further forward. I would recommend him as a good speaker for all! Thanks Chad and all the best for the future!

    Andrew and the St Mary’s church Peterborough team

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