Found 9 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Church', for August 2019.
Looking at your Church (all articles) for August 2019Could you champion mission in your church? ‘Shall we not love thee, Mother dear?’ Mothers’ Union – changing women’s lives for the better Bible stories for school children UK church attendance – by ethnicity Churches in Bulgaria breathe sigh of relief A million bricks of answered prayer ** Editor: We are offering the same article... (2544 words)
Could you champion mission in your church?HOPE Together is recruiting Mission Champions who will inspire and equip fellow church members to reach out. Each Mission Champion will be resourced by HOPE Together to inspire others. Here’s the ‘job description’: Encouraging fellow church members to be involved in serving others in their community and making Christ known through their love and practical... (371 words)
Could you champion mission in your church? – longer versionHOPE Together is a catalyst bringing churches together to make Jesus known with words and actions in Britain’s villages, towns and cities. The dream is that every church will have a Mission Champion who will inspire and equip fellow church members to reach out. Imagine if every church in the UK had such a person,... (600 words)
‘Shall we not love thee, Mother dear?’The Church responds with a resounding ‘Yes’ to that question, as we celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary on 15th August. An ancient name for this day is the transition of Mary – her crossing over to eternal life – or the assumption of Mary. But her story begins in the Gospels, in Nazareth and Bethlehem.... (325 words)
Mothers’ Union – changing women’s lives for the betterMost people have heard of the Mothers Union, though it’s not quite the force it was in its heyday of 70 years ago. This month the church celebrates its founder, Mary Sumner on 9th August, and it would be a pity if we forgot her contribution to the social wellbeing of women. She was a... (305 words)
Bible stories for school childrenThe Bible Society’s Open the Book (OtB) programme offers primary school children an opportunity to hear the major stories of the Bible through the academic year. It is a three-year rolling programme of chronological stories. Volunteers from local churches present the stories during assemblies using drama, props and costumes. OtB meets the criteria used by school inspection... (143 words)
UK church attendance – by ethnicityThe ethnicity of churchgoers has been measured across thousands of churches in England in the English Church Censuses of 1998 and 2005, and numbers for other years can be estimated from these. The proportion of White worshippers is declining, compared with the emphatic growth of many Black churches, especially in London. In the year 2000... (276 words)
Churches in Bulgaria breathe sigh of reliefChristians in Bulgaria are thankful for the turn-around by the government on proposals to restrict the freedoms of believers and the activities and funding of churches. The breakthrough came during parliamentary voting on the second reading of the amendments to the Religious Denominations Act 2002, when all the controversial changes were suddenly dropped. Church leaders,... (126 words)
A million bricks of answered prayerA new UK Christian landmark is closer to becoming reality after obtaining a 10-acre piece of land near Birmingham. CEO of “The Wall of Answered Prayer”, Richard Gamble, says this is a huge step towards the vision God gave him 15 years ago, to build a piece of public art with one million bricks, each representing an... (204 words)
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