Resources

Here you will find resources as recommended by Rev. Andy Bowden:

 

What is Christianity?

Christianity Explored

Christianity Explored gives people time and space to discover the best news they’ve ever heard. Over seven interactive sessions, as they explore Mark’s Gospel, people find out who Jesus is, what he achieved, and what it means for us today.

The Story of God, the World and you!

This is a place to explore the big questions of life. We don’t assume you believe in God but we hope you’ll take the time to engage with his story. It can be told as simply as 3, 2, 1…

Family Focus:

Sunday 31st May –  Please see here the craft pages designed to go with Andy Bowden’s All-Age Family service on the theme of Pentecost.

Sunday 24th MayHere you will find the colouring pages which accompany Tristan and Sarah’s talk on the power of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday 17th May – Please see the following Craft pages which accompany Tristan and Sarah’s talk non Contentment, based on Psalm 131 vs. 1 – 3.

Sunday 10th May Here you will find crafts to download to go with Tristan and Sarah’s brilliant talk on discipleship.

Sunday 3rd May – Please download here a lovely colouring page to accompany Andy’s message for Sunday’s Family Service.There is also a brilliant brain-teasing word search to download here.

Sunday 26th April – Craft pages to accompany Tristan and Sarah’s talk based on Hebrews 11:1-3 (on the Sermons page), looking at building our faith by trusting God’s promises, may be found here: Faith from the Word, Crafts, Verses in a matchbox

Sunday 19th April – Pages of crafts to accompany Tristan and Sarah’s talk can be accessed here:Crafts

More Easter Weekend Activities – lots more fun Easter-themed things to do and make over the weekend and beyond – please click on these links: Colouring pageDot to dot, Easter Activity Sheets plus all sorts of Family Easter Activities !

A Messy Church Easter Activity Pack with things to make and do (including a hot cross bun recipe) to celebrate this special season. Please click here for the Activity pack and enjoy!

Crafts for Palm Sunday: Please click on the following link to download the Messy Church craft pages to do, ideally before Sarah and Tristan’s talk on Sunday 5th April:  Crafts 

Worship at Home:

There are several Church of England apps for Daily Prayer and Reflections which are a wonderful resource and unite us in prayer. Alongside them,  two simple acts of worship have been crafted, particularly geared to those who are isolated or housebound. Please scroll down the link for Morning and Evening prayers – Please click here. 

Seeds Family Worship offers a fun, easy way for your family to learn, memorise and hide God’s Word in your hearts! All music is word-for-word scripture. It is a great free resource for families to use – with devotionals, songs and videos.

The Bible Project  offers some of the very best resources I have come across and is suitable across the ages, the purpose of the Bible Project is to “Help people experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus.
 
During this time of worldwide Coronavirus lockdown, The Good Book Company are delighted to offer you a free month’s worth of our premium Daily Bible reading notes that will take you deeper into God’s word, and apply it to your daily life.
Take the opportunity to spend a little more time grappling with the scriptures and pondering their meaning as we seek to serve Jesus, love our neighbours and seek His Kingdom in these difficult times. See the link below:
thegoodbook.co.uk/explore-may2020
 

Helpful Articles:

 
 A Christian Doctor Answers Questions about COVID-19 – Crossways.org article
and ”Make fear your friend”  by the Gospel Coalition

 

*NEW* – Useful Apps:

 
https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/apps/time-to-pray The Time to Pray App. is one you can download to smartphones or tablets. It presents everything you need for Daily Prayer, with links to the times and seasons of the church calendar. As of March 2020, the app is completely free. 
 
https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/explore-app The Explore App contains daily Bible readings with questions to help you engage with the Bible. It runs on iPad, iPhone and Android devices. 
 
https://www.bible.com/en-GB/reading-plans/126-josh-mcdowells-youth-devotions A year long plan of daily devotionals encouraging teens to connect with the Bible that they might grow in their depth of knowledge and insight and so draw closer to Jesus. 
 
https://www.bible.com/en-GB/kids A fantastic interactive App encouraging children to engage with the BIG story of the Bible, with interactive Bible stories, quizzes and more.