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Childrens Ministry

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Imagine, if you would, a river in full flow. You are standing on the grassy bank and gazing at the field and hills on the other side. Looking up and down river, you search for a bridge – there is no bridge that you can see. Swimming is out of the question; the current is......
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We thrive best in relationship. We need partners, friends and supporters in life and ministry.  As far as our hope for children and young people growing up with faith is concerned there are three main spaces where they gain that support and encouragement for the journey. Home. School. Church. My graphic below highlights what I......
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The Bible Project – The Gospel according to Mark This is a five minute overview of Mark’s gospel, beautifully animated and clear.  I’ve included it because the whole thrust of Mark’s gospel is to highlight that Jesus is the Messiah, the chosen one, the Saviour of the world.  If you are using anything from Mark’s......
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On the 16th February, General Synod, the national assembly of the Church of England, will hear a report from the Archbishops’ Evangelism Task Group (ETG). You can see the report here [Report from ETG]. I put a tweet out this morning saying this should be widely read and acted upon.  It is very refreshing and,......
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There are lots of things you can do with your youth or children’s group.  I mean, LOADS of things.  But, do you spend as much time and effort considering what to be? No resource, curriculum, activity, programme, theme or visit will bear as much fruit as being these five things: Be Observant.  What do you......
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I agonise over blog titles.  Does my title reflect the content?  Am I luring people to the blog post with a sensationalist headline?  Does the title genuinely reflect what I am trying to articulate?  It can be a bit like wrestling with a tweet . . . (argh! I’ve run our of characters, or you......
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The Department of Education is carrying out a consultation on Out of School Education Settings – and the potential need for them to registered with and inspected by Ofsted.  You can read about it [here]. This is something that faith groups need to respond to.  If you are involved in children’s and / or youth......
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Within the Reform and Renewal Programme for the Church of England (follow on twitter here : @ReformRenewal) there are some positive things . . . . It is EXCELLENT, for example, that we have a focus on discipleship. However there are some gaping holes in what is considered important and valuable for the future thriving of......
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Last night I was messaged with a link to a news item on Premier.  The headline is “Sunday’s can be devastating for church leaders” and the piece is written by Sam Hailes. It appears Sam is quoting from Steve as he spoke at a dinner promoting his up coming seminar for church leaders on management and......
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Employing someone to lead childrens, youth, family work in the local church and community is a big commitment – to the successful applicant, the church, the children and young people you are already working with, families and the local community.  It needs to be taken seriously, it should not be undertaken as an experiment .......
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