Lessons for Lockdown from Cross-Cultural work

This guest blog post is from Eddie Arthur In the late 1980s, Sue and I, with our two small boys, found ourselves living in the village of Gouabafla deep in the West African rainforest. We were there to help the local church translate the New Testament into the Kouya language, but before we could thinkContinue reading “Lessons for Lockdown from Cross-Cultural work”

Community in a Crisis survey

Online Church experience Survey in English. Community in a Crisis is an initiative that has been set up as a response to the pandemic. We’re passionate about relational church online. We’ve been helping churches get set up online through events, blog posts and training videos. We would like to find out what the experience ofContinue reading “Community in a Crisis survey”

Youth and children’s work in COVID19

Community in a Crisis hosted a training event for youth and children’s workers. We had a panel sharing their experience of online church in #COVID19. The panel included; Tamar Pollard from Grace Church, Phil Moore from Cornerstone Nottingham, Katherine Trollope from Above Bar Church Southampton, Liam Brocken from Christchurch Southampton, Jess Ann Jenner Jubilee Church,Continue reading “Youth and children’s work in COVID19”

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”

Little Superheroes in quarantine

Guest blog post by Abi Andrews Holiday Club blog Each year, over the Easter Holiday break, our church runs our annual kids holiday club for primary school children to come and have fun while exploring the Bible together. This year was no different as we were excited to launch our week under the theme ofContinue reading “Little Superheroes in quarantine”

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”

Church Online: Nothing New

This is a guest blog post from Emma Major in response to my post on Church Uploaded – Ecclesia in a Crisis. I am deeply grateful for Emma and others, for the gracious way in which they’ve helped me see a huge, personal blindspot in my understanding of church. Yesterday I read the article “ChurchContinue reading “Church Online: Nothing New”

Passion for Evangelism – Zoom conference

Guest blog post by Beth Devonish Imagine over 150+ women gathered together on Zoom during the 2020 Coronavirus global pandemic to share together in a day thinking about how best to do evangelism as a woman in today’s age. What a wonderful picture of unity for the sake of the gospel.  I’m not someone whoContinue reading “Passion for Evangelism – Zoom conference”

Church uploaded – Ecclesia in a crisis

Imagine, for some strange reason, that during this pandemic we could still keep meeting together in person. Would the question of whether your church should keep meeting even cross your mind? Would you decide that now is the time, in this crisis, to retreat and become a ‘mono Christian’? Would you say that now isContinue reading “Church uploaded – Ecclesia in a crisis”

Offering hope in a time of crisis

For extroverts lockdown is a testing time. I’m a 98% extrovert I love people and I love community. I am really grateful for technology and how it is being used to build genuine community during lockdown. I run daily chats on conference apps for my daughters and their friends. This took a few days toContinue reading “Offering hope in a time of crisis”