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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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Influencing. We are all doing this.  Influencing others with what we think, believe, value, understand through the way we speak and act in our lives. To influence others we do not need to be leaders or teachers.   Teaching others is not simply what teachers do.  What I mean is that all of us influence......
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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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Hey, I know we are weeks away form Christmas – but, mince pies are on the shelves, I’ve been tracking down Spyro Gyra’s Christmas album (yes really) AND . . . the Bible Society have released this fantastic video 🙂 Written and narrated by Dai Woolridge and illustrated by Emma Randall, it is beautiful to......
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Lead a church? Got a children’s ministry happening? Does anyone not on your staff know it happens? I’m not joking. I get to visit a bunch of churches in my role as a youth and children’s minstry consultant and it often staggers me that if you were new to a church or walked in off......
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