Commendations

I can say with absolute certainty that Andy is a gifted communicator, a sensitive trainer and somebody deeply committed to the learning of those he works with. He has a humorous, humble and practical approach, allowing you to grapple with issues around children and young people in such a way that they develop with practical tools to apply in their own context. Andy is also a coach and an enabler who works alongside people, cheering them on, guiding them to appropriate resources and coaching them in the best approaches. If you are looking for someone to support you in your work with children, young people and families, I wholeheartedly recommend Andy to you.

Richard Bromley, Mission Director, Intercontinental Church Society

I have known Andy Saunders personally for thirty years and have seen him working with families and children – including my own! As a college we regularly draw on his expertise to help students understand how to build effective bridges to families in the local community. Andy always delivers teaching that is biblical, relevant and workable. He is an excellent resource for the local church.

Rev Ian Coffey, Vice Principal (Strategy) and Director of Leadership Training, Moorlands College

With experience of children’s and family ministry on a local, diocesan and national level, Andy’s wisdom will benefit any church that wants to assess and develop their provision with and among children.

Mary Hawes, National Children and Youth Adviser, The Church of England

Andy is one very talented and knowledgeable guy. He knows his stuff and presents it in an entertaining and engaging way.

Rev Janett Smith. Church of the Good Shepherd Crookhorn Waterlooville

Andy has worked in this field both as a practitioner and a trainer for many years and knows his stuff inside out. He’s thoroughly professional, a lively and engaging communicator and is passionate about children and family ministry.

Lucy Moore. Messy Church founder and team leader.

I’ve been very fortunate to of worked with and been trained by Andy. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and puts this into practice in an engaging and practical way full of insight and humour. As a children’s and youth worker, Andy’s support and mentoring has been invaluable and I would highly recommend him.

Children and Youth Minister, Holy Saviour, Bitterne

Andy is creative connoisseur, talented trainer, storytelling supremo and passionate professional. With shedloads of experience and bucketfuls of insight, he is a must-have for any help with children and youth expertise and a go-to for family and all-age ministry. Grab a coffee with him today and see where the possibilities might take you!

Alan Charter, Global Children’s Forum

Having worked with Andy at Spring Harvest leading both the 5-7's and All Age teams I only have good things to say. He is skilled with the children and a good communicator to a cross generational audience, as a co-worker he is good fun to work with and very dependable, who takes his work seriously without taking himself too seriously! Yet what underpins all this and what is most important is his passion for God and for people of all ages to know Him, enjoy Him, serve Him and then tells others about Him.

Pastor Steve Crosthwaite, Hollywood Christian Life Centre

I’ve been very fortunate to of worked with and been trained by Andy. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and puts this into practice in an engaging and practical way full of insight and humour. As a children’s and youth worker, Andy’s support and mentoring has been invaluable and I would highly recommend him.

Barry Brand, Children and Youth Minister, Holy Saviour, Bitterne