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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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“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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Whether you are running a Light Party, taking your kids to an All Saints Celebration, stocking up on penny sweets (nothing costs a penny anymore) for those door knockers . . . OR, turning out the lights, ducking behind the sofa and waiting until the craziness is over . . . can I suggest you......
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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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This book aims to help children draw close to God through biblical stories of night time and sleep. What is not to love about this book? A helpful introduction from Rachel sets the scene – encouraging us to make the book our own. This is not a “how to” manual of navigating the night time......
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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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