Lockdown Groundhog Day

When I woke up this morning, the first thing that struck me was that I had absolutely no idea what the date was or even what day of the week it was. No clue. Next I realised that I’ve experienced that feeling every day over the past few weeks during lockdown, as I’m sure many … Continue reading Lockdown Groundhog Day

It’s Time To Start Planning For A Return To Children’s, Youth & Families Work

There are a range of things that have suddenly appeared and taken over our lives in the past few months, 'Coronavirus', 'COVID-19', 'Social-Distancing', 'Lockdown', 'PPE' and more, and there is so much uncertainty as to if, when and how it's all going to end. But in these strange times that we live in, especially as … Continue reading It’s Time To Start Planning For A Return To Children’s, Youth & Families Work

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

Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Participators

Message: Focus on the Church waking up, being set free and believing for more, in the power of God. Key point: We are all empowered to glow in the dark, whatever we face! Session plan: Video: Watch the video and use the notes below to remind you of what the video says... A version of … Continue reading Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Participators

Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Potential

Message: Philip leaves the fruitful space for the desert – calling can be uncomfortable. The Gospel spreads worldwide. Saul is totally transformed to fulfil his calling, as is Ananias (delivered from fear). Key point: We are all empowered to get up and glow and follow God’s call! Session plan: Video: Watch the video and use the … Continue reading Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Potential

Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Presence

Message: The disciples preach the Good News and cannot be stopped. They are active in demonstrating God’s power. Their words are followed and backed up by signs and wonders. Key point: We are all empowered to pass the glow on! Session plan: Video: Watch the video and use the notes below to remind you of … Continue reading Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Presence

Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed People

Message: God’s power transforms things. Togetherness is a direct result of the powerful love of God. Peter and the church are completely transformed by this power. Key point: We are all empowered by God’s Holy Spirit with power to glow! Session plan: Video: Watch the video and use the notes below to remind you of … Continue reading Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed People

Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Power

Message: God’s Holy Spirit gives us all a super-power, the power to ‘Glow’, to spread the Good News of Jesus’ love to everyone, and that’s been true all through history and is true now and is true tomorrow! Are you ready to glow? Key point: God’s Holy Spirit empowers us all to ‘glow’! Session plan: Video: … Continue reading Accessible Teaching: Holy Spirit – Unleashed Power

Sensory Easter Story

As one of the most important times in the Christian calendar, Easter is a key teaching time for parents, as well as children's and youth workers. A time to remember, be thankful, and to celebrate what Jesus has done for us all. But the big story of Easter can be difficult for some children and … Continue reading Sensory Easter Story