Pioneering youth work – Andy’s story

Pioneering youth work isn’t easy and yet absolutely vital for a generation that cries out for hope. Relationships with young people require time and trust. This is difficult when you are starting from scratch. Andy (left in the photo) spent the last year pioneering youth work in a church plant north of Dublin. Together with another…

Giving in to Hope

What is it that you give in to during the week before Christmas? Those sweets, chocolates, and biscuits that you wouldn’t normally eat? The anger at people who just won’t get out of your way? The pleading eyes of your children when they see a new toy they want? The wishful thinking that this Christmas…

New Team Members – Introducing Liesel

With eight years’ experience of working with teenagers from difficult inner-city environments, training and managing volunteers and running summer camps at Dublin Christian Mission (DCM), we feel privileged to welcome Liesel Reimer to the team at Innovista. Liesel moved to Dublin in 2005 having grown up in British Columbia, Canada, attended college in Alberta and…

New Tempo Leadership Development Groups

Tempo offers high quality mission-focused training for young leaders in their 20s and 30s who have a vision to make a difference where they are. September 2013 will see new Tempo groups starting in Belfast and Dublin. There are still places available – if you would like to know more see www.innovista.org/tempo. We will also be…

Valerie dreams big

A year and a half ago Valerie was exploring what she believed about God. As Muslims and Christians shared their faith with her she knew she needed to decide which path to follow. She followed Jesus. Today Valerie is part of a Scripture Union team leading retreats to help teenagers in secondary schools explore faith…