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Childrens Ministry

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** Disclaimer ** This blog post is not about strong arming helpless volunteers to be canon fodder while you do “ministry” if you are looking for warm bodies to make up the numbers – what I’m writing here won’t be for you. “Leader” is a word which seems to have replaced priest, pastor, minister in the......
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A report published yesterday by the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, warns that children are unprepared for the social media cliff edge as they start secondary school.  You can see a summary on the Commissioner’s website [here] and download the full report “Life in Likes” [here]. You can also hear a brief interview with......
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It is 2018. I’ve only just got used to writing “2017” as a date and yet, here we go again, another year. Maybe you have struggled to get yourself motivated – back at work; the thought of making packed lunches again; uniform for the kids shoved at the bottom of a wash basket needs to......
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I have two daughters, amazing gifts from God.  Hannah is twelve, Ellie is ten (today)!  They are a constant delight (and occasionally, challenge)!  The gift of children though, is not just for me and my wife to enjoy.  Our children have doting grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts, godparents etc.  Children are a gift to the community......
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The Bible Society have produced another fantastic little video for Christmas. It’s called “The Greatest Journey”, following Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and has the great Dai Woolridge, with his lyrical voice leading us through.  Cleverly, the rhythm and tempo are in the style of “We’re Going on a Bearhunt” . . . Lovely rhymes......
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Get ready for another rip-roaring saga from Luke, one of the greatest story tellers ever! Nope, this is not the latest YA blockbuster – though it is chock full of thrills, danger, laughs and crazy happenings.  Following on from the MEGA “Luke’s Story“, the first book in the “Diary of a Disciple” series from Scripture......
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In the latest issue of Youth and Children’s Work Magazine, the cover title of which is “Back to the drawing board” there are two articles about how we might rethink our work with children and young people.  Despite the “and” in the title of the magazine, these articles are entirely separate and also significantly different......
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I have developed some training in the last few years around the whole area of leadership development – for many of the churches I have resourced over the years, this continues to be an area of challenge! Part of this training touches on delegation which is the focus of this blog post (although, I originally......
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There is a hidden gem in the heart of the Sussex countryside – it is a residential retreat centre called St Bartz. Set in its own grounds, surrounded by farmland, it is an ideal place to bring your group for a weekend or week away, host a retreat or a day conference.  St Bartz has......
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The fable of the three trees is one I have used again and again in children’s ministry.  If you have never come across it have a read of the story [here]. It’s been great for Easter holiday clubs, teaching up to Christmas in junior church and after school mid week activities (I’ve used it a......
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