Invited To Belong

'Invited to Belong' - a new additional needs training resource developed by Urban Saints in partnership with Youthscape - launched at the National Youth Ministry Weekend in Birmingham, November 2021. Additional Needs Ministry Director, Mark Arnold, presented the resource, alongside Jemimah Allen from Youthscape and then free copies of 'Invited to Belong' were given to … Continue reading Invited To Belong

Toby’s New Hope: A Disciple Of John The Baptist At The Feeding Of The 5,000

I’m Tobias, people call me Toby*; will you come with me on a journey as I share my story with you? It’s a story of tragedy, renewal, and hope; it’s challenging at times but maybe the ending can be the beginning of a new story for you?My story starts with my good friend and mentor, … Continue reading Toby’s New Hope: A Disciple Of John The Baptist At The Feeding Of The 5,000

Raised From The Dead: Lazarus

There are 37 recorded miracles of Jesus in the Bible; 37 times that Jesus did something inexplicable in any other way than that God had powerfully acted. And of course, the writer of one of the Gospels, the Apostle John, tells us that “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written … Continue reading Raised From The Dead: Lazarus

Raised From The Dead: Jairus’ Daughter

There are 37 recorded miracles of Jesus in the Bible; 37 times that Jesus did something inexplicable in any other way than that God had powerfully acted. And of course, the writer of one of the Gospels, the Apostle John, tells us that “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written … Continue reading Raised From The Dead: Jairus’ Daughter

Raised From The Dead: The Son Of The Widow Of Nain

There are 37 recorded miracles of Jesus in the Bible; 37 times that Jesus did something inexplicable in any other way than that God had powerfully acted. And of course, the writer of one of the Gospels, the Apostle John, tells us that “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written … Continue reading Raised From The Dead: The Son Of The Widow Of Nain

Praying For Healing – Do We Always Understand The Bible Passage We’re Relying On?

Praying for healing; a contentious subject which people can have some very firm views on. There are views about whether God still heals today or not; views about why God heals or doesn't; views about healing and faith; views about healing and sin; views about whether it is appropriate to pray for healing for other … Continue reading Praying For Healing – Do We Always Understand The Bible Passage We’re Relying On?

Little Children Are Brought to Jesus – Which Character In The Story Are You?

It’s one of the best-known stories in the Bible, and one which is, rightly, often used to show how much Jesus cares for all children. But if we take a step back from this much-loved story, from the picture of Jesus surrounded by children, maybe with one on his knee, there are other players in … Continue reading Little Children Are Brought to Jesus – Which Character In The Story Are You?

Parents Of Children Jesus Healed And What Their Stories Teach Us

During his three years of ministry, as recorded in the Gospels, Jesus met the parents of five children whom he subsequently healed or raised from the dead. In each case there is learning for us all in the stories of these parents, the characteristics they had, and how Jesus responded to them. Let’s look at … Continue reading Parents Of Children Jesus Healed And What Their Stories Teach Us

Heavenly Bodies And ‘The Repair Shop’

For a recent talk at my home church I was asked to look at John 20:19-31, the story of Thomas, his doubts, and ultimately his great declaration of faith of 'My Lord and my God!' But as I looked at this passage, I saw another story as well... One that spoke about the body of … Continue reading Heavenly Bodies And ‘The Repair Shop’

Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Church Unleashed

Message: The ‘Unleashed Church’ is not a building but the people of God empowered by God’s Spirit to serve him all over the world. Key point: We are all empowered to glow on and on all through history! Session plan: Video: Watch the video and use the notes below to remind you of what the video … Continue reading Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Church Unleashed