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Pilots Worship Pack Lost and Found


I’m delighted to see the new Pilots Worship Pack: Lost and Found, which Soo and I wrote, is about to be sent out into the wild. It’s a pack with 4 sessions which help young people to explore the idea of Lost and Found along with some resources for a worship service led by young people.  The resource comes from Pilots but would be suitable for use with any groups of children and young people.

I’ll post the details of where you can get a copy as soon as it is available.

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This year the Children in the Church Community Conference focuses on ‘change’.

The conference aims to explore how change can come about by looking at real-life examples of people who have sought to implement change that will make their churches places where children can more effectively grow in faith and use their gifts in God’s service.

They are promising no easy solutions, just the chance to share in the highs and lows of trying to change the way we do things for the benefit of children.

Event details

Date: 29 October 2011

Time: 1000

Location: International Christian College, 110 St. James Road, Glasgow, G4 0PS

Cost: £10 (lunch included)

children in the church community conference flyer 2011

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The second pilot of Spill the Beans is here for Lent 2011.


Spill the Beans is a resource pack for age group learning and all-age worship written by a few people in Clydebank, Blantyre, Ayr, Edinburgh, Glasgow and other places who all have the same sort of situations in church of smaller sunday schools and who are looking for a creative approach to worship. The idea of the material is to base everything on the stories of the Bible rather than themes. They let the stories do the talking and all the activites and worship suggested are there to help engage again for the story, link stories together and find our own stories tangles with the faith stories.

You can download it here. One is a smaller file than the other. No difference except image quality. Help yourself. Do let them know if you are going to use it or going to try it out and let us know how you found it.

They hope, depending on this second pilot, to possibly have a whole year’s worth of material available from September 2011.

Download Spill-the-Beans-LentA-Booklet (High Quality)

Download Spill-the-Beans-LentA-Booklet (Lower Quality)

It all very homegrown. It’s very real. It’s not commercial but based on ideas that would work in their own congregations. It’s written for themselves but they know others have the same sort of situations and communities as they have so it might be useful to others too. If it is then have a go and tell them what you think. More for September hopefully.


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Did you grow up in a Christian home?

How do you know?

Those were two of the questions which were posed by Lucy Moore during Messy Church training on Saturday.

The assembled throng laughed nervously and made jokes about growing up in a bungalow and how they had never asked their house if it had accepted Jesus as its Lord and Saviour before confronting the fact that this is a hard question.

I grew up in a house with two Christian parents.  I went to church every week and Boys’ Brigade.  But that didn’t make it a ‘Christian home’.  Did it?  We prayed each night before bed.  Did that make it a Christian home?  My dad became a minister.  Did that make it a Christian home?

The question and answers led to an interesting discussion asking:

‘How do we model faith at home?’

So, I’m asking you:

Did you grow up in a Christian home?

How do you know?

And as an extra bonus question:

Would your kids (or future kids) give the same answer as you?

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Sat 27 february 2010   10.30am – 4pm

Cost £10 – includes lunch

St Silas Church, Glasgow, 69 Park Road, Woodlands, Glasgow G4 9JE

The event is a must for anyone interested in building a Christ-centered community where parents, carers and children can share their creativity, eat a meal and worship together outside of Sunday worship.  It’s ideal for Worship Leaders, Local Preachers, Ministers, Deacons, Sunday School teachers – the sky is the limit! There will be time to learn from Lucy Moore, to try out activities and make plans for the future.

Book soon. Places are limited and this even sold quickly out last time.

For bookings contact Fiona Inglis – Email: meth [at] scottishchurcheshouse [dot] org – Phone: 01786 820295 – Methodist Office, Scottish Churches House, Kirk St, Dunblane, FK15

You can download the Messy Church Training poster 2010

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