So we have just launched our new intergenerational Sunday morning service called 'Together', which will be our normal pattern of worship every Sunday for at least the next year! So far the numbers have been 130-150, so a drop from our usual numbers on a Sunday, but the feedback has been fantastic. People are genuinely surprised that we can spend an hour to an hour 15 mins all together for all aspects of our corporate worship time. We've purposely made the services accessible to folk who normally wouldn't attend church and offer times for the congregation to discuss questions with one another and provide feedback on thoughts and views, as well as a quiet time of reflection. Lots of mini donuts, a variety of fruit and fresh coffee offered at the begining has been a welcomed addition as has new communion liturgy with easier words for kids and images that help children follow the liturgy. Anyone else experienced 'intergenerational' worship every week? We often do this through the summer but it's a new ball game al the time ... but we're loving it! And so are the kids.
FULL TIME CHILDREN’S WORKERAn exciting opportunity has arisen for a gifted and experienced individual, who is passionate about sharing the gospel and making Jesus known to children, to join our team.Valley CIDS is a vibrant Christian charity based in Derbyshire, committed to serving children, young people and families. Our children’s team and volunteers work in over 70 schools plus churches and community settings.We require someone who....Has a heart for sharing the gospel with primary aged…See More
Keynote speaker: Martyn Payne of Barnbas in Churches and Messy Church.Workshops to include Open the Book, Bible Storytelling, Bible Games, Running a Toddler Group, From Can to Can't, Tweenagers in Messy Church, Working with Mixed Age-groups and more.Plus a marketplace of resources and ideas to inspire.See More