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Job opportunities at the Bible Reading Fellowship

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BRF is entering an exciting new phase of development and is now recruiting for the following new full-time and part-time roles.

•Communications Officer
•Content Creation Administrator
•Customer Services Coordinator
•Executive Assistant to the CEO
•Fundraising Officer
•Messy Church and Who Let The Dads Out? Administrator
•Publicity and Promotions Officer
•Sales Development Officer

Click the link to find out about these jobs!

Training the trainers

messy churchWhen:15 Jan 2014, 10.00-3.00
Where:BRF offices, Abingdon
 (see http://www.brfonline.org.uk/pdfs/directions_BRF_office.pdf for directions and parking advice)
Cost: £40 for those using Messy Church as part of their professional work; £20 for those doing it as a volunteer.

A day with Lucy and Jane for people who offer or intend to offer any form of training in Messy Church. The day is intended to help you provide effective Messy Church training and it’s essential that you are or have been involved in a Messy Church. It’s also to ensure a consistent message about Messy Church is going out to the different areas and denominations.

This day will be repeated on November 14 2013 and July 2 2014

For full details click here
To book a place, please email carole.darius@brf.org.uk

Christmas books from BRF


More great titles from Barnabas for Children for Advent and Christmas!

The Gingerbread Nativity http://www.barnabasinchurches.org.uk/9780857461612/

101 Christmas Activities

A Very Noisy Stable

Who Let The Dads Out? Christmas Celebration

A fun way to mark Advent….with a competition! The success of the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off could  influence how we celebrate and use baking to mark special occasions! A nativity scene created in gingerbread may not be a usual tradition, but the shared making, baking and decorating is a fun way of unpacking the story and creating a hands-on exploration of Advent over four weekly sessions. As baking becomes increasingly popular old recipes could make a resurgence in everyday life and festivals. The first title above, The Gingerbread Nativity is the book to recommend to Sunday and midweek groups, Messy Churches, and to use at home and join in the baking trend!

And in keeping with the spirit of competitive baking we have a competition to judge your Gingerbread Nativities too – take a look here and do pass on…

gingerbread nativity competition

Hanging out with Jesus

Hanging out with JesusA Bible study course for young people would need to identify with how they learn and are influenced before it would be taken seriously. In Hanging out with Jesus Corin Child begins each session by looking at the young person’s own life experience and perspective before introducing them to a range of New Testament characters.

Through a series of introductory exercises, young people are given an opportunity to make a connection between their own experiences and those of people in the Bible. This connection gives the study a relevance to everyday life, and leads into times of reflection and discussion. The six sessions provide a framework for young people to explore their own Christian identity as they gain an overview of what being a Christian is all about. Through times of discussion and reflection on the implications of what they have heard, young people can grow a sense of belonging to the church in their own right.

Click here for more details

Making disciples in Messy Church

Messy Church Disciples

Since its outset in 2004, Messy Church has grown throughout many countries worldwide, with over 1700 churches registered. Whilst this is a source of encouragement, those who have a passion for this fresh expression recognise the need for congregations to grow in discipleship as they grow numerically. In his new book, Paul Moore looks at models of discipleship and how they are found and can be developed in Messy Churches. If you are wondering if Messy Church is making a difference, or if you are sceptical about it as a means of discipleship, Paul Moore’s book will help address these questions.

As a founder member of the first Messy Church and someone who has visited many others, Paul Moore has followed the development of this movement with particular focus on research into the theological and practical aspects of nurturing faith and making disciples. His experience and observation have enabled him to take a broader perspective on how Messy Churches can affirm faith, share the Christian message yet also grow in discipleship.

Paul Moore is Vicar of St Wilfrid’s Church, Cowplain, an Anglican church near Portsmouth, and a member of the team that launched the first Messy Church in 2004.

Making Disciples in Messy Church was published on 22 March 2013, £6.99, ISBN 978 0 85746 218 3 and is available from http://www.brfonline.org.uk/

For more information, or to arrange an interview with Paul Moore contact Sue Fulford on 01865 319708 sue.fulford@brf.org.uk

New Barnabas for Children titles January – June 2013


More great titles from Barnabas for Children for the first half of this year! So read on to be kept up to date with what is new and coming up…

 Resource ideas for all ages are provided in Sue Langwade’s Let’s Get Together, and if you enjoyed Rona Orme’s Creative Mission back in 2011 then More Creative Mission will enable churches to continue offering engaging community outreach events. Many people have begun to ask what is next for Messy Church… Paul Moore’s Making Disciples in Messy Church shows how Messy Church can be an intentional disciple-making community. And of course Barnabas’ own Martyn Payne shares his experience and skills to help all who explore the Bible with children and families, in Creative Ways to tell a Bible Story. Click on the links to find out more about what is new and coming up soon.

Let’s Get Together!
Creative Ways to tell a Bible Story
Making Disciples in Messy Church
Hanging Out with Jesus
More Creative Mission
Not Sunday, Not School Bible Heroes!