Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Resources: Church Life and Growth

Tearfund

  Tearfund is a Christian international aid and development agency, working globally to end poverty and injustice, and to restore dignity and hope in some of the world’s poorest communities. Tearfund operate in more than 50 countries around the world.  As well as being present in disaster situations and recovery through response teams, they speak… Read more »

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The Bible Course

Whether you are just looking into the Christian faith or a long way in, this course provides tools and skills that help you read the Bible for yourself. The Bible Course is available both as a manual and DVD set – these can be ordered from their website.     This course has been reviewed… Read more »

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Living God’s Love – Three Journeys – reflections

      It is hoped that time spent reflecting on the Three Journeys of Living God’s Love will lead to a place of waiting and listening to God, as you seek to develop the vision and direction for your church.      

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Anglican Witness Facebook Group

  “The Anglican Witness Facebook Group  is already providing a really valuable resource for sharing stuff, so if you are a Facebooker, can I encourage you to join the group.  I know that some of you have!”  (message from Linda Jones – Church Growth Team Diocese of Liverpool) If you have any news stories which… Read more »

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Mission Resourcing

  Within the Parish Development Team, we have a Mission Resourcing Officer, Chris Wainman, who will be happy to take your enquiries or requests for assistance – his contact details are: Email here:  Chris Wainman Tel no.   01727 818139   “Mission Resourcing is about using our time, talent, energy and money for the Kingdom of… Read more »

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Ministry of Healing Group

Recent activities of the Ministry of Healing Group include: Run annually a basic 6 week training course on the subject of Christian Healing Participation by the group in a regional Deliverance Minsitry Training Conference Joining Watford Town Centre’s Chaplaincy in ‘Praying in the Street’ Support and advice to ministers  

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The Text This Week

  This site features a wide variety of resources based on the 3-year RCL cycle. ‘The Text This Week‘  intentionally includes a diverse variety of resources for scripture study, reflection and liturgy, and purposefully does not restrict resources to any particular theological/ideological position. You will find on the website conveniently-organized links to a treasure of… Read more »

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Spot the Potential

  “Nothing could be more important for growing the church and transforming our society than developing Christian leaders of wisdom, skill and integrity – and no-one does that better than CPAS.” CPAS offer ‘Growing Leaders‘ courses to enable you to develop leaders at all levels within your church – the course packs provide all the… Read more »

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The Big Bible Project

  The Big Bible Project looks to encourage increasing Biblical literacy in the Christian community, highlighting events, good news stories, digital stories, and explorations of the use of the Bible on-line and off-line. It arose within Biblefresh, a 2011 national initiative encouraging Christians to read and engage with their Bibles more (reading, training, translating and… Read more »

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Lead Academy

Lead Academy is a dedicated, relationally based organisation set up to envision, equip and support church leaders Groups of leaders from similar ministry contexts join to create learning communities Leaders embark on a 2 year learning journey of sharing experiences, strategic planning and mutual accountability Many in church leadership today feel ill equipped and insufficiently… Read more »

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Ministry of Welcome – Course

  The aim of this course is to give you a basic foundation on which to build your own Ministry of Welcome team(s).  The course is completely stand-alone and suitable for an hour long session – may be after the main Sunday service or as an initial discussion session for a PCC away day.  

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Contemplative Fire

  The vision and call of Contemplative Fire is revealed in the phrase ‘Creating a community of Christ at the edge’. Contemplative Fire seeks to live the mystery of life in Christ by invitation into the spacious stillness of Contemplative prayer and by transforming encounter with the Fire of God’s Spirit, which equips us for… Read more »

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The Alpha Course

    Alpha is an opportunity for everyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting, over 10 thought-provoking weekly sessions, with a day or weekend away.   Over 2.5 million people in the UK and 15 million people worldwide have attended an Alpha Course, running in tens of thousands of churches of all… Read more »

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Puzzling Questions

With the aim of providing a space for people to explore some of life’s deeper questions, discover spiritual issues that really concern them and connect with others who are on a spiritual journey, this course – Puzzling Questions – has been produced.  Sometimes described as a pre-Alpha course, some of the questions approached include: Why… Read more »

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Foundations21

Foundations21 explores twelve key building blocks of the Christian faith – including prayer, the cross and mission – with a flexible blend of web-based study, group interaction and personal application. ‘For many years I had been looking for a course or resources that would help me to grow in my Christian discipleship, but because of… Read more »

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Scripture Union

God has called Scripture Union to serve a world in great spiritual need.  Our long term vision, which inspires and motivates our mission, is for: every Christian to be engaging enthusiastically with the Bible and growing in their faith, every Church to be fully equipped to make disciples of children and young people, and every… Read more »

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CMS : Pioneer Mission Leadership Training

What do you mean by pioneering mission? “Some of us are doing stuff that has been done before …. pioneering involves re-imagining, coming up with fresh approaches, not being constrained by a box …  Pioneering is freedom to try new things, starting stuff from scratch.””For me being a pioneer is simply about going and being… Read more »

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