In the gospel of Luke, one of Jesus’s disciples asks him to teach them something. The disciple asks,
“Lord, teach us to Pray…”
In a fun and laid back way, Origins will engage young people in the idea of prayer over 7 weeks, as well as giving practical suggestions to help them grow their prayer lives.
Who is Origins for?
Origins is a 7 week prayer resource for 11-18 year olds, that will teach young people to pray.
The course is designed for young people from all backgrounds. The desire is that anyone at any place with God can come along and build community whilst learning how to have a relationship with Jesus.
How does it work?
Each session is designed to fit into one and a half hours, but it can be changed to suit your group circumstances. The length of prayer times will increase over the seven weeks.
This course is designed for youth groups of all sizes but we suggest splitting into smaller groups for discussions.
Find out more by clicking here.
Barnabas in Churches: Resourcing work among children and families
Here are three games, which are each capable of adaptation in different ways to introduce various aspects of the Bible. They make ideal, simple icebreaker activities to do before a session on a particular related Bible story or character.
With Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) now classified as a “national threat”, the onus is on all professionals working with children and young people to be alert to young victims, perpetrators and those at risk of abuse and exploitation.
This essential one-day national conference will provide first-hand insight on good practice in tackling the issue in all its forms, including intra-familial abuse and child sexual exploitation.
You will hear from expert speakers and practitioners from around the country including leading figures from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner, NSPCC, Barnardo’s and CEOP.
Where and when? 18 march 2016 in London
More details? click here
A new report on working families in the UK has just been published. It is based on a survey of 1000 families.
You can access it from the Messy Church website.
In collaboration with Moorlands College we are running a Ministering to Children Conference on Saturday 27th February 2016
We shall be looking at –
• How children develop and grow
• Principles of running events for children
• Child Spirituality
• Ministering to preschool children
The event has always been very popular over the years, and we hope to develop these mornings over the coming months.
Where: Moorlands College, Sopley, Christchurch, BH23 7AT
When: Saturday 27 February 2016, 9.00 – 1.00pm
Cost: £20 for the conference, or £25 for the conference and lunch
Click the link for a poster: Ministering to Children Conference 2016
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01425 674500
The Bishop’s Lent Course for 2016 is aimed at growing our confidence to witness to the Gospel in all its fullness. Rooted in the Acts of the Apostles and Luke’s Gospel, it will help us to explore how living the mission of Jesus in the power of his Holy Spirit means we are people and communities which:
– Steward faithfully
– Act justly
– Serve sacrificially
– Teach effectively
– Proclaim boldly
Last year, St Benedict (‘Ben’) helped us to bring a ‘rhythm’ to our lives. This year we will be empowered to share the good news Ben knew with those around us.
We’ll be bringing our resourcing events to you in the New Year. Want to find out more? Click here.
The city of Ancora used to glow with the light of a thousand stories. Now these tales are gone and the Spire grows dim. But some still search for stories, to relight the Spire once more. They are called the Guardians of Ancora!
Join the characters from Scripture Union’s groundbreaking tablet game, Guardians of Ancora, as they rediscover the Christmas story. The Ancora Christmas Bible comic combines high-quality artwork with augmented reality content to bring the story of Jesus’ birth to life.