Nurturing Christian faith within and beyond the church
“It is the same with my word, I send it out and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it”. Isaiah 55:11
Our project, Ten Must Know Bible Stories, launched a year ago. We are working with local schools to help them teach Christianity as part of the RME curriculum. We’re producing resources, training teachers and working with classes.
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We want children to know Bible Stories. We want the storytelling and the learning to be so memorable, fun, active and relevant so those stories stick in their heads for the rest of their lives.
Recently, I’ve been challenged in my job as a local church youth worker. Why did I get into this career in the first place? Is it enough to just be chatting together and eating cake?
After reviewing attendance at youth group over previous holidays, it was decided that we would not run our sessions over the summer and allow a period of rest. Since a great deal of my role is in schools work, my workload drastically reduced in July. This ‘challenge’ sounds like no hardship but when you are used to spending so much time with children and young people, I felt very much at a loss... read more
Our church and its congregation began looking at different ways to worship in 2014 with the aid of a small research grant from Go For It. In this the 3rd year of our journey, the members of our congregation who run Christian Clubs in two of our local schools – the SUPA Club in Springholm and the Scripture Union Club at Crossmichael, have joined forces and are making preparations to host a summer Holiday Club for local children of Primary School age [5 – 11] using resources from the Scripture Union to engage with youngsters in the various activities which form part of their programme “Wastewatchers”... read more