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


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





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.



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

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.