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Found 11 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for November 2020.
Looking at Church (all articles) for November 2020The unsung heroes who help us say goodbye Reflected Faith Series: Welcome to All! The Wellbeing Journey – churches tackling the impact of Covid-19 Offering HOPE in Uncertain Times Give away the Jesus story as told by Mark Helping people cope with loss Could you be a Mission Champion in your church? Helping the spiritually... (3000 words)
The unsung heroes who help us say goodbyeNo one likes to talk about death. Especially during a pandemic that’s impacting everyone on the planet. And yet for some people, death is their life’s work. It’s their vocation. In fact, helping bereaved families and friends say a personal goodbye to their loved ones is what motivates them, day after day. They are the... (497 words)
Reflected Faith Series: Welcome to All!As I write this, the majority of churches (in the UK) are holding services again in their church buildings or wherever they normally worship together. But things are looking somewhat different. In my local church you need to ring a Churchwarden to book a place to come to Sunday or mid-week worship. So far, no-one’s... (373 words)
The Wellbeing Journey – churches tackling the impact of Covid-19The Wellbeing Journey is a new 8-part video series, which will help churches and communities address the challenging impact of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. Local churches are in a unique place to lead communities on this holistic journey to physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. The videos are presented by Simon Thomas (ex Sky Sports/ Blue... (238 words)
Offering HOPE in Uncertain TimesLife before lockdown wasn’t always a bed of roses. But it was normal and predictable… usually… Now everything seems unknown. What does the future hold? Is there a door of hope? Hope in Uncertain Times is a giveaway booklet pointing to hope for now and for eternity. Published by HOPE Together and Biblica, with the backing... (131 words)
Give away the Jesus story as told by MarkThe Talking Jesus research showed that for 27% of practising Christians, reading the Bible for themselves was a key influence in their coming to faith. As a result of the research, HOPE Together decided to find out what Bible a non-Christian would pick up and read. When 800 non-Christians were asked this question, the majority... (127 words)
Helping people cope with lossBereavement at any time is hard. Bereavement during a period of isolation with restricted movement and limited contact with family and friends is so much harder. During the global coronavirus pandemic many thousands in the UK have faced the loss of someone they know. Loss and HOPE was launched just before the Covid-19 crisis to... (204 words)
Could you be a Mission Champion in your church?Imagine if every church in the UK had a person who was equipped to help the whole church make Jesus known together with words and action. HOPE Together is recruiting local church Mission Champions to do just that. The dream is that every church will have a Mission Champion who will inspire and equip fellow church... (154 words)
Helping the spiritually curious find hopeHOPE Spaces was launched at the start of 2020 inviting churches to use a public place as a space for the spiritually curious to explore prayer. Then the world went into lockdown. Undeterred, HOPE Together has developed a virtual HOPE Space at hopespaces.com to help people to pray – maybe for the first time. Dr Rachel Jordan-Wolf,... (258 words)
Russia’s new draft law bars pastors trained overseas from preachingRussia’s new draft law on freedom of conscience and religious association will make it impossible for pastors trained outside of the Russian Federation to preach in a church or even conduct home Bible study groups, warn Barnabas Fund contacts. The bill amending Federal Law, which was recently recommended for approval by the State Duma, calls... (301 words)
Church onlineAmong the number of new concepts introduced to us by the coronavirus pandemic is the idea of ‘church online,’ both among the Christian population and those less familiar with ‘church.’ Many ministers have commented that, while they may initially have struggled, the new format has worked, and has drawn in people who would not normally go... (508 words)
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