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Treasure Hunting…

Have you ever stepped out of your comfort zone? Today I felt like I’d jumped out of a plane without a parachute. It wasn’t the talk of ‘moobs’ and ‘pretty pants’ which was uncomfortable… I attended the Big Hearted Tour event hosted by Stony Stratford Community Church. This year’s Baptist… Read More »Treasure Hunting…

Legend of the Forest

  • Ricky Rew 
As dawn awoke within the Forest glade, The rising sun broke through the leafy shade; The song of bird with rapture filled the air, And wild-life stirred from hidden, secret lair; The Forest knew, – and thought the day looked fair. A woodman came, three trees to seek and fell,… Read More »Legend of the Forest

Looking Forward & Backward

‘Over and over again in life, we stand in the shoes of the disciples in this passage [feeding 5000]: surrounded by human need, faced with a challenge, knowing we do not have the resources, in our own wisdom, wealth, and strength, to meet the need, to stand up to the… Read More »Looking Forward & Backward

Free Francis Chan Books

[this is a re-post from Youth Ministry Geek but with updated links for UK readers – unfortunately only the Kindle versions are free. Thanks to Stuart Earl for the heads-up.] “Today and tomorrow 3 of Francis Chan’s bestselling books are free in ebook form, they are great books and I… Read More »Free Francis Chan Books

11 year old atheists

The following is a reflection by Sam Donahue, Children’s Ministry Adviser for Diocese of London (and co-Editor of the soon-to-be-released ChildrensWork Magazine) reproduced from their latest Children’s Ministry Newsletter with permission (full credit below): I was reading a book by James Fowler on how faith develops in children and within it… Read More »11 year old atheists

Lent vs Social Media

It’s traditional to give something up for the period of Lent. Many people do so – even those without any personal religious conviction or understanding of the significance, which puzzles me a little. I usually struggle to know what to give up (if I should bother at all) and many… Read More »Lent vs Social Media

10k Success

On Sunday 4th March I ran in my first 10k race as part of the Milton Keynes Festival of Running. Primarily I did it to raise funds for my role at Spurgeon Baptist Church – more of that here. But it has also been a personal ambition to complete a… Read More »10k Success

Heaven’s Gates Swing Wide

Last Friday as  I was doing an 8k training run I was listening to ‘Awakening: Live from Chicago’ by Jesus Culture. The track ‘Break Every Chain’ has a fantastic chorus: All sufficient sacrifice So freely given Such a price Bought our redemption Heaven’s gates swing wide The last two lines stuck… Read More »Heaven’s Gates Swing Wide

Newsletter – Dec 2011

I’ve just finished publishing the latest Youth Ministry Update newsletter. Click below to view it online, or download it in PDF format. Whilst it’s great to hear the news of new and existing projects, please pay special attention to the final section about how to support us – this is… Read More »Newsletter – Dec 2011