A meal with Jesus

This guest blog post comes from Dave Bish and the team at Beeston Free Church When we moved to our church about four years ago my wife and I wanted to attend home group together, and we wanted our kids involved. So we started a new group, at 6pm. A simple but chaotic formula –Continue reading “A meal with Jesus”

Zoom Prayer meeting

Prayer is trending on Google, it seems that in a Crisis the British public are turning to prayer. Some fantastic initiatives have been set up to help remind us to pray. As a church we’re using Unite 714 from Pete Greig. Every day at 7.14am and pm we’re reminded to pray alongside millions others. ItsContinue reading “Zoom Prayer meeting”

Reach Puppets in lockdown

  Puppets… aren’t they just for kids? That’s a question that we’ve heard so many times! But we’re convinced that although they may often be aimed at children, the big kids (a.k.a. the adults) love and learn from them too!  Many different ideas will come into your head when you hear of puppets, whether that’sContinue reading “Reach Puppets in lockdown”

Learning from the experts in the new normal

Can you think of a situation where you’ve tried to learn something new without taking the advice of experts? This is me all over. My lack of patience plays out in many ways. One of these is an unwillingness to read instructions. This has resulted in many failed attempts at new recipes and DIY projects.Continue reading “Learning from the experts in the new normal”

Intentional interruption

Our guest blog is from Jonathan Thomas When lock down started, as a pastor of church with a good number of older folk, I realised that two things were going to be true of them over the coming months: they would be lonely, and they would be desperate for good teaching. So, I decided toContinue reading “Intentional interruption”

Our biggest guest event outside Christmas and baby thanksgivings

Our guest blog is from Rich Pitt Two and a half weeks ago, someone asked me ‘should we do some evangelism during lockdown?’ and I laughed and said ‘how?!’. We are now a few days after our first Questions In Crisis Sunday and are frantically plotting our follow up Alpha course. God is good. Here’sContinue reading “Our biggest guest event outside Christmas and baby thanksgivings”

Three Lessons from Iran for COVID-19

Our guest blog comes from Jamie Haxby Stripping the Church In Iran, the church is growing at an extraordinary rate in what is most likely the greatest awakening in all of history.  They have no centralised organisation, no bank accounts, no buildings, no official recognised status.  On top of this, the majority of their leadersContinue reading “Three Lessons from Iran for COVID-19”

When death trends on google

What questions have you been asking in this crisis? I have so many questions right now, did our government handle lockdown in the best way? When will the schools reopen? Will I get sick and be ok? Will my kids get sick and be ok? Do I have job security? What happens to the economyContinue reading “When death trends on google”

Online church and disability

Our guest blog post come from Kay Morgan-Gurr A friend of mine, Bex Lewis, tells me that to most people today there is no difference between the realities of the online and offline worlds. Each is as real as the other. It’s taken a pandemic for the church world to catch up with this, andContinue reading “Online church and disability”

Reaching out in lockdown

In the leadership team at my church, we’re just catching our breath. What about you? We’ve spent a few weeks chasing our tails somewhat, trying to rethink pretty much everything we do for this new moment and get moved online. One particular strain (or entertaining challenge depending on your temperament) was that in the Lord’sContinue reading “Reaching out in lockdown”