Posts filed under: Church

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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Dear Friends / The Resource Blog Readers! We wanted to write and share with you some exciting developments for us as a family and for the future of The Resource. For the past year we have had a sense that God is calling us on to new things and then, late last year, we found......
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Well, I can hardly believe it but I have an almost 12 year old and a 9 year old . . . I am a dad!  Yes, I know I have been a dad for over a decade now but it still feels like I am new at this. As we approach Fathers Day, I......
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A what?  A “Pecha Kucha?” Huh??  Yes, one of those . . . It is a presentation style that began in Japan and it literally means, “chatter”.  A stimulation to conversation and discussion.  Essentially, the presenter (me in this case) has 20 slides with just 20 seconds to speak to each one . . .......
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Teaching . . . we are all doing this.  Teaching others what we think, believe, value, understand . . . through the way we speak and act in our lives.  To teach others we do not need to be professional teachers . . . teaching is not simply what teachers do.  What I mean is......
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If you are thinking about developing some youth work, here are some questions / areas to consider as you make a start! #1. Are there young people in your community / village / town etc?  If the answer to this no or not many, then do not stress too much about what you are doing /......
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“Team work makes the dream work.” Nothing like a cheesy quote to get a blog post started.  Some quotes like this are just cliche or so overused they have lost all meaning and are nothing more than wall art.  However, this one is true. We achieve very little if we have a de-motivated, poorly equipped,......
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Let me say right off that there are more than 3 things to learn from Jesus – but, there are three staggering things we need to pay attention to and learn from in Matthew, Mark and Luke’s account of Jesus “blessing the children”.  Why staggering?  Well, because they are obvious but not focused on, clear......
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The beginning of December 2016 saw the launch of not one, not two, but three research reports – all, in some way, about children’s and youth ministry.  First up, was “Passing On Faith” published by Theos; followed by “Rooted in the Church” from the Church of England; followed by “Losing Heart“, published by Youthscape. Lets......
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Some years ago I twittered over on Frank Viola’s website (an absolutely cracking place to visit for some great thoughts, reflections and quality books etc) . . . he posted one word “Twitter” and wanted a response . . . . I replied, “All that twitters is not gold” (Ha!) . . . . Well,......
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