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News, resources and ideas for fostering lifelong Christian faith and mission
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Karina Kreminsky - What in the World is God up to?

We have become too church focused and as a result neglected what God is up to in our world.
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Resources for Exploring Christian Faith

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Here's a list of resources exploring Christian faith, suitably for a faith refresher or people preparing for baptism or confirmation. They come from a variety of denominational sources, and include print and multimedia resources.

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Worship Music For Communal Singing

Pastor Darren Wright from the ACT is curating a list of new worship music - acoustic, contemporary, good lyrics, easy to sing. Music by The Brilliance, Gungor, Common Hymnal, The Porter's Gate, Rend Collective, Pge CXVI and more.

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Advent and Christmas Resources

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Here's a list of Advent and Christmas resources - some original and some wonderful worship and learning resources from around the world, particularly for all-age settings. Songs. Drama scripts. Videos. Craft. Stories.

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Rainbow Talk Discussion Cards

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40 Cards for creating respectful conversations with young people and adults about diversity and identity, particularly in relation to gender, sexuality and biological sex. From the well-respected Innovative Resources.

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Rethink Church

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Will you resolve to change the world? Children live with an open heart. They love with open minds. And they believe doors should be flung open just as wide. Imagine what life would be like if we all saw the world with such hope and wonder. The United Methodist Church in the US helps us see church through the eyes of children

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Faith and Worship: Prayers, worship resources, Bible studies

Faith and Worship: Prayers, worship resources, Bible studies | Growing Disciples | Scoop.it

UK author and artist Jon Birch curates this site offering Inspirational prayers, both new and old, daily prayers, Bible study guides and worship resources to download. Some free, some for purchase.

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Digital Access to the Vatican Library

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This is an ongoing project to digitise and make available the records in the Vatican Library, focusing particularly on material from the Middle Ages onwards.

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The Global Church Project

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The GlobalChurch Project includes filmed interviews, small group resources, curriculum for college classes, blog posts, books, etc. Directed by Graham Hill. This is an Australian-led project focused on churches and church organisation becoming more missional, innovative and multicultural.

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Intergenerate Australia

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Intergenerate Australia is a new collaborative venture from some churches and para-church groups to encourage ministry and mission among generations in Australia. Including Baptist, Uniting Church (NSW-ACT), Churches of Christ, Seventh Day Adventist. Resources, events, webinars.

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Group Bible Study Resources from Bill Loader

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Rev Dr Bill Loader has a new series of Bible Studies on the Gospel of John to add to series on Matthew, Luke and Mark. Also Lenten Studies and a series on sexuality. Free to download.

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Mentoring & Coaching Young People

Here's a video with linked resources about the value of mentoring children and young people.

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52 Ways Your Church Can Encourage At-Home Faith Formation

52 Ways Your Church Can Encourage At-Home Faith Formation | Growing Disciples | Scoop.it

The church newsletter has always been an important vehicle for sharing upcoming events and congregational concerns. But what if it could also be a faith formation tool?Last August, Faith Formation Ministries began providing weekly family faith formation tips. This year an entirely new set of tips is available!

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Free stock photos and video · Pexels

Free stock photos and video · Pexels | Growing Disciples | Scoop.it

Pexels has heaps of amazing, brilliant photos and video that are free to use for non-commercial projects. Check them out.

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Worshipping, Believing, Living as Christians

Worshipping, Believing, Living as Christians | Growing Disciples | Scoop.it

Apart from Sunday worship, what happens to help people grow in faith and discipleship? There is a dynamic relationship between Christian worship, Christian theology and Christian living. Our growth in faith and discipleship involves experience, exploration and integration of these three areas of being Christian.

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Stewardship 101 - Free Stewardship Resources from Luther Seminary

Stewardship 101 - Free Stewardship Resources from Luther Seminary | Growing Disciples | Scoop.it

A downloadable resource from Luther Seminary in Minnesota - not a program but a series of articles with foundations, principles, stories and ideas.

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Journey to the Table – The Upper Room

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Journey to the Table is a spiritual formation experience for young adults offered by The Upper Room. It allows participants to explore faith through authentic teaching and fosters open discussion through which participants can build relationships with a community of peers.

Journey to the Table can be used as a weekend retreat, a curriculum for up to 7 sessions, or adapted for weekly/monthly gatherings.

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Free Christian Videos - whatever that means...

Free Christian Videos - whatever that means... | Growing Disciples | Scoop.it

A free library of quality, downloadable Christian videos. OK, you decide whether you love or hate them!

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