It’s a Blob Blob world

27 Jan

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I have been struck again over the past weeks by Pip Wilson and Ian Long’s blob illustrations. I’ve now used them in so many different contexts, one to one discipleship settings, mentoring with ‘at risk’ students, youth small groups, churches, para-church meetings, schools. I have been re-thinking recently one group who I work with. They’re a very energetic and fairly young group who I’ve been struggling to get to grasps with over the last term. My role as part of the evening is to provide some sort of spiritual input. Over the past countless number of years this has been done in the form of a talk with crazy illustrations etc. Well in was just plain that this wasn’t engaging the group and that expecting them to sit and listen for 20 mins wasn’t going to happen no matter how many different disciplinary techniques, group participation or incentives were given. So we’ve decided to re-structure these times, split the group in half, give out hot choc and sit around and play Jenga whilst we discuss. We tried the the other week and I used a blob as the tool to aid discussion and although it’s still a challenge, they’re still loud and struggle to listen to each other we did for the first time it felt have some form of meaningful discussion. Although it’s still messy, literally I was trying to clean hot choc of a bean bag and Jenga block set yesterday it does seem like we are making some progress. Small steps but steps none the less.

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2 Responses to “It’s a Blob Blob world”

  1. Ian Long January 28, 2009 at 7:13 pm #

    Thanks, glad its been useful
    Let us know if there’s other bits u would like to have produced x Ian

  2. weirdhippy February 5, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    Thanks Ian. I will let you know if i think of anything

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