"The longer you stay in youth ministry, by the grace of God, the better you get."

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Dave Thornton is Youth, Children and Families' Director at Christ Church, Winchester and has 28 years of youth ministry experience. As well as writing Raising the Bar, he has had several articles published in Premier Youthwork magazine and has spoken at training events for Christian youth workers around the country, including the Good Book Company’s Bible-Centred Youthworker conference.  He still doesn't feel he knows very much. 


He's passionate about developing new youth leaders and training people to teach the Bible and to lead well, so do get in touch if you need help or ideas. He's still got loads to learn about youth ministry, so do get in touch if you spot something he's missed or got wrong.

He is married to Fiona with two teenage children.  He has had more strange incidents than most people, including falling off a cliff and setting fire to three tables at a youth group barbeque. 

"I know more than when I started!"

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