Making Ministry easier

brflogo_0_0_0[1] Making Ministry Easier :
Three new resources available from BRF to help resource Sunday services and church life.  

Help! It’s the All-Age Slot: 52 instant talk outlines for church services (details).

The No-Rehearsal Nativity : a church nativity resource with a difference (details).

Walking in Their Shadow : supporting children and young people through bereavement (details).

Soulscape

Soulscape empower young people to explore their own stories of faith, relationships and education, encouraging them to tell it their own way. To enable this they provide…

  • Personal stories, opinions research, and a variety of Christian perspectives on a whole range of issues for them to question challenge and formulate.

  • Creative safe spaces and activities outside the pressures of life that connect with their soul and develop their spiritual literacy.

  • Positive contexts for reviewing the story of education and tools to help make positive choices.

soulscapeRecently over 1000 children from across the Wokingham area have been part of the Mind the Gap project, helping children transition from primary to secondary school.

Soulscape’s purpose is to create space to explore life.

That means physical and mental  space, purposely  created in our schools, to go deeper than the superficial ‘stuff ‘ that bombards young people. Soulscape engages them in a much deeper conversation, that helps them search their soul in meaningful engaging ways. Helping them navigate the world in which they live and ask the big questions…

For more info visit their website http://soulscape.org.uk

Thinking of going on retreat?

There are a number of places, near and far, which offer time away for prayer and silence. Here are some which you may want to investigate!sheldon

The Society of Mary and Martha at Sheldon, Devon www.sheldon.uk.com

Theological College Ripon College, Cuddesdon, just outside of Oxford, set in beautiful rural countryside http://www.rcc.ac.uk/conference-facilities/retreats-and-sabbaticals 

St Columba’s House, Woking http://stcolumbashouse.org.uk/rcc

For more information and ideas visit this Diocesan website article on retreats http://www.oxford.anglican.org/18669/

or visit The Retreat Association website http://www.retreats.org.uk/