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    A song of Christmas hope

    2022-11-21T13:51:00Z

    Story for home

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    Forming faith rituals at Christmas

    2022-11-21T13:46:00Z

    Explore ideas for how to share the Christmas story

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    A last-minute Christmas

    2022-11-21T13:33:00Z

    Schools’ work

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    Investing in volunteers

    2022-11-21T13:28:00Z

    Toolbox: leading and managing volunteers and staff

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    Spectacular v Significant

    2022-11-21T13:19:00Z

    Mark Griffiths and Rachel Turner’s monthly look at NexGen ministry

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    Leadership discipline one: FASTING

    2022-11-21T13:12:00Z

    For many of us, leadership is a by-product of youth and children’s work. But we want to lead well, so each month we unpack an issue we face as leaders, and offer some guidance to traverse it.

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    How to speak differently to different age groups

    2022-11-21T11:59:00Z

    Steve Henwood has spoken so many times to children and young people he has lost count. He has distilled his best tips into two articles. In this second one he navigates you through the key stages of giving a talk to keep your hearers engaged.

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    More work to be done to protect children from abuse

    2022-11-21T11:52:00Z

    Each month, the safeguarding experts at Thirtyone:eight help us to keep those in our care safe, as well as our policies and procedures sound.

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    Fostering faith at Christmas

    2022-11-21T11:47:00Z

    When I was a child, Christmas was a very special time for me. Yes, I was excited about the presents - I was one of those children who was awake at 4am. My parents said that I wasn’t allowed to get up before 7, and those three hours were the longest of the year…

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    A week in the life Naomi Allen

    2022-11-21T11:37:00Z

    Naomi Allen is the head of youth development for Open Doors in UK and Ireland. Open Doors originated in 1955, when a Dutchman, who later became known as Brother Andrew, started smuggling Bibles to the persecuted church in Communist Europe. The organisation seeks to bring resources and hope to the over 360 million Christians who suffer persecution and discrimination.

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    Just keep swimming

    2022-11-21T11:30:00Z

    Every child and young person needs support to help them learn or engage with activities. Some need additional or different support from those of the same age to ensure that everyone benefits from all they participate in. We want to address some of the important questions around these needs. Welcome to ‘All inclusive’.

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    Spotlight on Headstrong

    2022-11-21T11:27:00Z

    In Spotlight we feature a Christian charity or ministry that either directly serves children or youth in some way, or those aiming to support them, whether in a full-time, part-time or volunteer capacity.

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    New Wine United set to return

    2022-11-21T11:23:00Z

    New Wine United is set to return for another year despite previous doubts about the future of the festival.

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    Church attendance “less of a priority” since pandemic

    2022-11-21T11:21:00Z

    Sunday morning church attendance has become “less of a priority” for families since the pandemic, according to a new study.

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    Politicians call for plan to boost RE

    2022-11-21T11:18:00Z

    Politicians have called for more support for Religious Education and urged the government to do more to protect the subject.

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    Primary school kids target for drug gangs

    2022-11-21T11:17:00Z

    A new report suggests children as young as nine are being recruited into drugs gangs, and churches could play an important role in breaking the cycle.

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    Church of England launches youth initiative

    2022-11-21T11:12:00Z

    The Church of England has joined forces with Christian charity Youthscape to help parishes connect with young people.

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    Advent

    2022-11-21T11:12:00Z

    Recharge is a Bible study just for you, to nurture your own relationship with God. So, before you even look at the rest of the magazine, take some time out to focus on him. Grab a coffee, sit, breathe and read.

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    First word

    2022-11-21T11:02:00Z

    You are looking through your local newspaper (physical or online) and discover that your church is featured. Slightly excited you read through the piece and discover to your horror that someone in your congregation has been accused of sexual abuse in one of your children’s groups. Your heart sinks. If it’s true, you imagine the pain for that child now and in the future, and that your church is ‘in the news’ for all the wrong reasons with a stain on the church’s witness for a generation.

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    Orange, yellow, red and white

    2022-10-31T15:12:00Z

    Use this story as part of a God-time at home, or as a bedtime story. It can also be used alongside this month’s Together sessions. 
    You could learn the repeated refrain (in italics) before you read the story, encouraging the children to join in every time the refrain comes around.