15 things Jesus didn’t say

shamegirlThanks again to Ben Mizen at Portsmouth Diocese for the following:

I came across these on twitter and thought they might make for good small group discussion starters for older young people (14-25). Some might need expanding and explaining but i think there’s a few that will be like lighting the proverbial blue touch paper!

•“For God was so disgusted with the world and you that he gave his one and only Son.”
•“I have come to bring you a new religion.”
•“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have correct theology.”

Read on for more.

Youthwork Magazine’s best 100 youth work websites

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Looking for resources, ideas and youth work websites? Here’s 100 goodies to get you going!http://dopcandy.portsmouth.anglican.org/youthwork-magazines-100-best-youthwork-websites/?utm_source=Diocese+of+Portsmouth+Children%27s%2C+Youth+%26+Families+Ministry+Update&utm_campaign=a1eacf5acd-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_27cdb6a83b-a1eacf5acd-315315225

Thanks to Ben Mizen at the Diocese of Portsmouth for collecting this information.

Table Talk resource for young people

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The Ugly Duckling Company has been working with a number of youth workers over the last several months to create a whole range of Table Talk packs for young people and children.

There will be four packs in the inital launch:

•Table Talk for 10-11 year olds
•Table Talk for 12-14 year olds
•Table Talk for 14-16 year olds
•Table Talk for 16-18 year olds
More information is available on the Table Talk website http://www.table-talk.org/ Copies can be pre-ordered (which would make it far easier to produce them) from the UDC shop.

Go to http://www.theuglyducklingcompany.com/ for more info.

 

Leading Collective Worship in Schools

 

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The potential for relationship between church and schools is enormous, but do you feel under-equipped to go into your local school and ‘do assemblies’? Would you like to learn more about how to build links with your local school?

Andy’s been working with the team at Christ Church Winchester and others, and together they’ve planned some training to address this.

The day is aimed at clergy and parish workers who regularly go into schools, or would like to, and will include discussions on vision and strategy, engagement in school communities, the National Curriculum, followed by the opportunity to join various workshops and practise together, with opportunities for questions and sharing expertise.

When? Tuesday 26 November 2013
                 10.00 – 2.30
Where? Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Winchester, 
                  SO23 9SR
Cost? £5  to include tea and coffee, but please bring your own lunch.

For more details, or to book, see our CMD pages here

Resources from ROOTS on the Web

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ROOTS on the Web have just published their first Network News sheet, and it’s packed with news and resources.  Click here to see the online version.

Alison Ward, Marketing Director, says:

Welcome to the first ROOTS Network News.

We’ll be sending out this bulletin every couple of months, with tips and news about the ROOTS resources for you to share with your networks. Feel free to copy and paste any text and the hyperlinks to free downloads into your own newsletters.

We’ll also keep you up to date about publicity materials you can order for your events.  Don’t forget, we love to hear from you with feedback and ideas about the resources.

Regards

Allison

If you’d like to be added to the regular mailing list, contact Allison Ward, ROOTS Marketing & Promotions; 020 7901 4879; rootspromo@rootsontheweb.com

No apologising

“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter 3:15

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Here’s a blog I found on my Facebook page this morning.  It’s an interview with Bono from September 2010, so nothing new, but I hadn’t seen it before.  I thought I’d share it with you here: http://noapologizing.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/u2s-bono-interview-about-christ/
Absolutely spot-on in answering questions about Christianity in gentleness and respect.

All inclusive?

A day exploring how children’s and youth work can be accessible and inclusive for everyone, especially those with special/additional needs.

A training day looking at how to ensure that the children’s and youth work we run is accessible for all, developing greater understanding of special/additional needs, discussing some ideas to help inclusion work for you, and exploring what additional resources are available to you.  This interactive session includes a set of take-away notes to help you get started.

mark-arnoldMark Arnold is Chief Operating Officer for Urban Saints, a national children’s and youth organisation, and has been involved in children’s and youth work for over 20 years.  He has a passion for inclusion and for bringing people together to share ideas and experiences. 

Where: Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Winchester SO23 9SR
When: Saturday 19 October 2013
                10.00am to 4.00pm
Cost: £10 per person, bring your own packed lunch

For more details and to book, contact Lesley Grimm
T: 01962 737315
E: lesley.grimm@winchester.anglican.org

Leading Collective Worship in Schools

children-praying-banner

The potential for relationship between church and schools is enormous, but do you feel under-equipped to go into your local school and ‘do assemblies’? Would you like to learn more about how to build links with your local school?

Andy’s been working with the team at Christ Church Winchester and others, and together they’ve planned some training to address this.

The day is aimed at clergy and parish workers who regularly go into schools, or would like to, and will include discussions on vision and strategy, engagement in school communities, the National Curriculum, followed by the opportunity to join various workshops and practise together, with opportunities for questions and sharing expertise.

When? Tuesday 26 November 2013
                 10.00 – 2.30
Where? Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Winchester, 
                  SO23 9SR
Cost? to be arranged, but it won’t be expensive!

For more details, or to book, contact Lesley Grimm
T: 01962 737315
E: lesley.grimm@winchester.anglican.org

 

Welcome to the Lord’s Table – a practical course in preparing children for Holy Communion

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First published in 1999 and reprinted in 2006, this popular course to help churches prepare children to receive Communion has been reprinted yet again by popular demand!

Based on the approved diocesan guidelines from the House of Bishops, this has become a definitive resource for churches that wish to admit children to Holy Communion before Confirmation.

Welcome to the Lord’s Table is a ten-unit course: Part One includes chapters on exploring the background, preparing the congregation, training leaders, involving the family, and an introduction to the course itself. In Part Two each of the ten units is self-contained and based on the framework of the Apostles’ Creed. A separate activity book, designed to be part of the child’s Christian journey, accompanies the course book, and can be offered by the child at his or her first Holy Communion as a sign of belonging to God and being part of his family.

Find out more here.