Welcome to the official portal

for the workshop series 
 by Ian Robinson.

What is 'Makes You Wonder ?'

MYW helps people to find their own voice for their own faith in their own situation.

It does so through authentic friendship, prayer, respect and caring.

MYW  exercises truly, slowly, strongly empower people. It is a unique, international resource, going where no other faith-sharing course goes. 

Makes You Wonder takes you beyond  an awareness for the need of a fresh, culturally relevant way of faith-sharing. It takes you there. It relieves the burden of tired guilt, contracting leadership, false smiles and failing public events.

 It began in a high density city, worked great at the beach, grew a few churches and has been used with twenty two language groups that we know of. See video intro here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oZyhbfHEwc

It works as  a leaders course that changes your capacity, culture and confidence.  See video intro here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_YujaMTI50

It is also comes in small-group booklets for church groups as  Purple Cow Workshops or , for secular groups as Wonder Workshops.

It is biblical and practical.

You are not alone.

You can connect with Makes You Wonder  by subscription, you don't just buy a booklet. Why do we do it that way? Two reasons.

First, because MYW aims at a change of capacity and culture. You don't do that in a few little studies. You have to keep at it and you need to keep being encouraged.

The free samples and the blogs let you know what you are getting into. You can invite Ian Robinson to come and do a "Taster " event, or even a full day of "Train the Trainer" in order to assess if you can wear it yourself.

Secondly, as your confidence grows and the good stories start happening, your experience will support other MYW leaders via the MYW blogs. 

When you subscribe we register you to receive access to all the resoucres, all the latest news and releases, and to join in the leaders webinars when they appear.

AND here are free leaders' resources including the way we train trainers.

Many leaders have said to us:

that it is what they have been wanting to find for a long time;

that the exercises in  Makes You Wonder actually strengthen people to realise afresh how great a Gospel they have received, and deepen the relationships in unity in the church

Makes You Wonder is published in seven series.

The first four series  include at least fifty exercises to help people make their discoveries. They can be used in series, in a class,  as  a training seminar. You can even take any one exercise to fit into your own agenda as a stand-alone. Look at the free samples.

The fifth section is the free leaders resources. The four series (below) form a leaders training course for small group and church leaders. It calls upon you to address a great need and Invest in the exercises.  Look at the webinar video with many ideas about how to get started.

Free samples are available on these links, including...

MY STORY - exercises in being simply your Christian self.  See video intro here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vDZavLUMnA

YOUR STORY- exercises to help a friend to see the spiritual stuff all around. See video intro here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8nqw_ea-Ok

OUR STORY - where is the church coming from and what has it ever done for us?See video intro here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUt4chg2xpw 

THE STORY - who was Jesus ? How do we engage with the tough questions? See video intro here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKs33ZibSpY

RESOURCES -the fifth section is a truck load of leader's resources, and other free downloads.   https://youtu.be/C7S-QEiPwiE

SMALL GROUPS         MYW is also constructed as shorter small-group booklets for church groups (Purple Cow) or secular groups (Wonder Workshops).


Twenty articles and a major rethink of how the church does its mission and evangelism, with charts and discussion questions.