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

Throughout Jesus’ recorded ministry we hear parables, stories and actions which challenge the authority of people in power – many of these stories concern what today we call ‘economics’. Jubilee economics, produced by Jubilee Debt Campaign – the UK campaigning coalition seeking freedom from the slavery of unjust debt – is a set of six… Read more »

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Grants from Allchurches Trust

  Allchurches Trust Ltd is a registered charity, one of the aims of which is to promote the Christian religion. Grants will be considered in response to appeals in support of churches, church establishments, religious charities and charities preserving UK heritage. Visit their website to read more and from where you can apply on-line.  … Read more »

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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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Stepping into Evangelism

    It’s a universal fact that we naturally communicate what is in our hearts – we just can’t help talking about something or someone when they mean a lot to us. In the church it sometimes seems we suffer from a deep-rooted shyness when it comes to speaking about Jesus – so we need… Read more »

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Christianity Explored

Walking through the Gospel of Mark, the message of Jesus is opened up to stimulate thought and discussion. A simple approach to outreach, Christianity Explored started running fifteen years ago at All Souls, Langham Place, London – it has now been used to influence and challenge hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world and has… Read more »

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Start

Start is a six-session basic introduction to the Christian faith, produced by Leading your Church into Growth,  for use in small groups.  The sessions assume no previous knowledge of anything Christian, and use a mix of DVD input, simple discussion activities and space for reflection – it aims to be down-to-earth and enjoyable too! It… 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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Barnabas in Churches

Barnabas (BRF)  are committed to finding new ways to engage people of all ages with the Bible, both inside and beyond the Church, their activities include: Publishing Training Quiet Days Web-based resources   They work to resource individuals and church communities in their Christian discipleship through the Bible, prayer and worship.   Please visit the… 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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SOMA (Sharing of Ministries Abroad)

  The SOMA effect: Asked to summarise her personal experience of the mission in a few words, one Team member replied: “Holy Spirit; change of heart; feeling accepted and loved; privilaged to be there; amazing closeness to God; protected; sufficient provision; unimaginable; indescribable; forgiven; peaceful; thankful.” SOMA Parish Mission Partners: “I thank God for leading… Read more »

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Tackling Poverty Together – Church Urban Fund

CUF (Church Urban Fund) – CHRISTIANS TACKLING POVERTY TOGETHER IN ENGLAND. CUF (the Church of England’s response to poverty) are passionate about bringing God’s love, hope and justice to the poorest and most marginalised people in England, empowering them to transform their lives.   CUF have set up Together Network to enhance the work of local churches,… 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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Community Care Group

The Community Care Group will happily respond to individual queries, and they have organised a number of training days on different aspects of care.They are currently investing in a lot of work for people who want a better understanding of working with dementia sufferers.

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Europe Group

  Recent activities of the Europe Group include: Producing newsletters on current developments and issues of concern Widening the scope of youth involvement in our twinning links Engaging in a joint conference on Climate Change Promoting for celebration the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the EU Reminding people of the role of the EU… Read more »

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HIV /AIDS Support Group

Recent activities of the HIV / AIDS Support Group include: ‘Spring Basket’ – an annual social event for individuals and families affected by HIV Preparation of publicity materials dealing with issues of healing and treatment within the context of HIV / AIDS Surveying of churches to explore their understanding of HIV within local parishes /… 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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Penal Affairs Group

  Recent activities of the Penal Affairs Group include:   A week’s exhibition, ‘Remembering Mercy’ held at St Albans Abbey Annual lecture at the Law School of the University of Hertfordshire

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Race Equality Group

Recent activities of the Race Equality Group include: Monitoring the adoption of race equality policies by parishes, Assisting parishes with Diversity Training Contributing to national discussions on countering far right policies Supporting the appointment of a Chaplain to Roma, Gypsies and Travellers Supporting the work of the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns

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Friends of Ibba Girls School

      South Sudan became an independent nation on July 9th this year, following 50 years of war.  It is estimated there are between 8-10 million citizens, up to 70% of whom live on less than a dollar a day.   The Ibba Girls School has come about as a result of a united… Read more »

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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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Rural Strategy Advisory Group (RUSTAG)

Key objectives that the Rural Strategy Advisory Group (RUSTAG) work towards include: Developing sector ministry for rural communities Training and awareness for rural ministry Campaigning for support of local services  

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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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Advent Resources

  A collection of Advent Resources for Schools and Children’s Groups prepared by the Revd Andrew Holford.   Joy is Worship Love X Factor Message Peace Truth of John the Baptist         Download them all in one folder

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HOPE – in our villages, towns and cities

HOPE in our villages, towns and cities   HOPE brings churches together in mission.  The goal is to see individuals and communities in villages, towns and cities throughout the UK transformed by Jesus’ love. HOPE – a catalyst for mission “HOPE gave us a great excuse to work together in mission … through HOPE our… Read more »

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Operation Noah

  Operation Noah works for the complete decarbonisation of the British economy by 2030. Operation Noah is… a Christian organisation which provides leadership, focus and inspiration in response to the growing threat of catastrophic climate change endangering God’s creation. informed by the science of climate change, motivated to care for creation by our faith and… Read more »

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Easter White Crosses

  Last year, churches erected their crosses from Palm Sunday through to Good Friday – some were left up for two weeks. The Easter White Crosses provide, in the words of the Bishop of  Hertford, “an opportunity for church people to put their names to their faith in a way which is clear and bold,… Read more »

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Easter HOPE

  This booklet written by Andy Hawthorne, a founder of HOPE and the Message Trust, explores why Jesus is our hope.  Easter HOPE is written with his trademark of passion, energy and enthusiasm.   It is a great outreach tool and is accompanied by a range of good publicity and posters.    

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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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Experience Journeys

  Produced by Jumping Fish Ltd, Diocese of Gloucester Resource Centre – ‘Experience Journeys’ – this dvd suggests interactive ways for churches to share the major festivals of the Church calendar with children from local primary schools. Ideas given for setting up around six ‘multi-sensory stations’ in the parish church – the Journeys outlined are:… Read more »

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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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Sharing Faith the Jesus Way

  “A wise and generous exploration of evangelism begins with the truth and exploring how Jesus responded differently to individuals according to their needs and the state of their lives …”   (General Secretary, Churches Together in England) “Not a formula or a programme, just a challenge to live differently.  I recommend it to all Christians… Read more »

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Beautiful Lives

1 Peter 3 : 2-4 speaks of the beauty and reverence which should characterise our lives as Christians and the creator of this course, Roger Morgan, believes that it is beautiful lives, lived in the power of the Holy Spirit, which lead others to faith.   The course is contained in a Leader’s Manual, with… Read more »

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Jesus through Asian eyes

  For many people, western culture is intertwined with Christianity. So how do South Asians present their case? A new booklet entitled ‘Jesus through Asian eyes – 15 frequently asked questions‘ aims to give clear answers to those often-asked questions about Christianity from a South Asian perspective. The booklet is the brainchild of the South… 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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Parish Nursing Ministries UK

  We seek to encourage congregations to make the connections between faith and health, between healing and wholeness, between spiritual life and physical activities.  Not just for themselves, but for the people who live and work around them.   Parish Nurses have a professional background in health care and can help churches to make these… 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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Viewfinder – aimed at reaching 18-30 yr olds

One of the greatest challenges faced by churches today is reaching out to 18-30 year olds.   The services offered by Viewfinder have been tailored to enable churches to meet this need.

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Christian Nightlife Intiatives Network

    The CNI Network demonstrates the commitment of fantastic volunteers up and down the country, through the work of churches and community groups in the night time economy.   The role of CNI Network is to act as an umbrella group to enable, equip and inspire people and organisations to create a better culture… Read more »

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Table Talk for Easter

Table Talk for Easter is a conversational game that creates space to explore some of life’s more important questions with your friends. In each pack six big questions are explored over six sessions through the use of 16 conversational cards. Ideal for groups of 6-8 people. People gather around a table – someone reads a… Read more »

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Harry Potter : A Christian Chronicle

  Extract from foreword by Christina Rees:   “As a Christian and a Harry Potter fan, I am so grateful to Sonia Falaschi-Ray for writing this book.  Sonia brings remarkable insight to the Harry Potter books and offers a most helpful and perceptive analysis.  She has delved deep into the stories and has shwon that,… Read more »

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Grants for Parish Community

  The CCF has given away £3 million in grants across the country in the past 6 years, and its new focus will ensure future grant making is more effective by funding those projects with the greatest need and opportunity. The new focus will direct funding towards projects concerned with neighbourhood renewal; community projects with… Read more »

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Mission Without Borders

  “Life was so difficult. I didn’t know who to ask for help. But Mission Without Borders listened to me. We now have hope and faith. We can cope better.” Danijela was desperate, emotionally drained and struggling to provide for her three children alone. But now her life is dramatically different. Mission Without Borders (MWB)… Read more »

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