THE BIBLE is an epic 10-hour mini-series that brings to life the dramatic tales of faith and courage in the most widely-read book of all time. THE BIBLE attracted over 100 million viewers in the USA, making it the most watched programme in television history. In December 2013 it arrives on our TV screens in the UK!
Biblica have produced 'The Souvenir Bible' to mark the release of this programme in the UK. It is a full NIV Bible available at low cost ministry prices.
"A once in a lifetime opportunity to distribute bibles to your local community and create a national conversation about the bible.
After nearly 10 years Messy Church has grown considerably,
with over 2000 churches registered worldwide. Such growth has generated much
response and debate. A collection of essays from a range of contributors has
been gathered in order to provide theological reflection that will explore the
significance of Messy Church for individual discipleship and for the wider
church. Any who wish to engage in a broader awareness of this, or who are
questioning the long-term sustainability and impact of Messy Church, will find
that the essays provide a framework for thought and debate.
The October 2013 edition of Witness6.7 is now available on the
ACO website. It includes material about evangelism and reconciliation,
including articles from: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Burundi and Canada as
well stories about discipleship from Argentina and Zambia and material about
young people from Brazil and England.
P.S. What stories do you have to share with other members of
Do you have stories to encourage others? Experiences that others might learn from? Lessons that you have learnt, that others might learn from?
Please send articles for the January 2014 edition of Witness6.7 to [email protected]
by 30 November. We welcome articles on any topic related to evangelism and
church growth for this edition. Ideally, stories should be between 300 and 700
words and it is helpful to include a picture, to illustrate the story, if
Rev. Glen Scrivener, a minister in Chichester Diocese, has produced a 3-minute video engaging with Halloween. This video is receiveing much interest, so why not take a moment to have a look.
"While Halloween can often be a time associated with ghosts, devils and darkness, this video is designed to share the good news that Jesus is the light of the world!
We are making this film available for free and encourage you share it with your friends via social media as well as showing at church events. Please feel free to download the video for use however you like."
Youth for Christ has launched a fresh and up to date version of the popular RE website, RE:quest.
With high quality films, images, interactive features and age appropriate text, the site enables pupils to learn about and learn from the Christian faith.
Established over 12 years ago,
RE:quest has become a trusted name throughout UK schools and one of the most
used Christian teaching resources across all age groups. Building on this
strong foundation, YFC took on the challenge of transforming RE:quest and making it
more accessible to today’s classrooms and teaching methods.
Have a look at the website here: www.request.org.uk and consider how you could promote its use.
St Chad is an expression of modern day monasticism in Lichfield Diocese based
on the life of St Chad, the 7th century missionary bishop of
Lichfield. These materials are brilliant for renewal of spiritual life and
discipleship. They can be used as they are or they can be adapted to other
local contexts. The community has a
geographically dispersed membership united by a common commitment to a
spiritual lifestyle shaped by five Rhythms of Grace, and by
participation in a Spiritual Companionship Group.
On' is a range of programmes provided by the Diocese of Lichﬁeld to
invest in and enhance the life of each parish. These programmes will be run by
a Diocesan team, delivered locally and there is no charge to parishes for the
material or facilitator.
Creative Leadership in the Rural Church (CLiRC) is an exciting new programme that will help you – whether you are lay or ordained – develop your creative and entrepreneurial skills for effective rural church leadership. It has been piloted successfully in Yorkshire and is now ready to be offered nationally.
In the eighteenth century
John Wesley rode on horseback over 250,000 miles around the UK. He shared the
gospel, encouraged the body of Christ and saw the nation changed.
in the twenty-first century, Miriam will drive over 10,000 miles in a VW camper
van. She will visit every town and city with a university in the UK to catalyse
a grass-roots movement amongst students, equip the church for mission and share
the gospel with those she meets.