Setting God’s People Free – a new resource from the CofE

As the Setting God’s People Free (SGPF) page on the CofE’s website says, “SGPF is a programme of change to enable the whole people of God to live out the Good News of Jesus confidently in all of life, Monday to Saturday as well as Sunday. ” On the page are 2 resources, plus an … More Setting God’s People Free – a new resource from the CofE

After Easter till August 2018 – Ideas for church services and events

  Around now might be the time you are bending your mind to events and services for after Easter – say April to August 2018.  Along with some of the red letter days, I’ve collated a number of other ideas.  The “usual suspects” are listed below along with – I hope – some other useful … More After Easter till August 2018 – Ideas for church services and events

10 ideas from social entrepreneurs – using others’ resources to get a mission done

This 1.5 hour 2017 video from the London School of Economics’ Marshall Institute, (“We do research and teaching in the field of private action for public benefit”), is on the subject of social entrepreneurs. It describes them as people who identify a pressing injustice or market failure AND have an idea of how to use … More 10 ideas from social entrepreneurs – using others’ resources to get a mission done

Agricultural festival resources

In rural churches we don’t just celebrate harvest: there’s also Plough Sunday, Rogation and Lammas (and probably some more). A new resource pack focusing on these four named festivals has been put together and test driven by Revd Janet Nicholls (Chelmsford Diocese Rural Adviser and Agricultural Chaplain), Mark Tiddy (Bradwell Area Youth Adviser) and Archdeacon … More Agricultural festival resources

Case Study – How a Festival blessed a community and grew the church

St John the Baptist at Kingston Bagpuize in Oxfordshire organised the 9 day festival as a mission to their village.  Preparation took two years of hard work and encouraged involvement from across the congregation.  Events  were chosen that would appeal to a broad cross-section of villagers and where possible build on existing church activities. “The … More Case Study – How a Festival blessed a community and grew the church