Here’s a great little clip I’ve used with our group before. What makes us happy? SoulPancake conducted a little scientific experiment to find out. It’s a heartwarming video with a practical challenge you can do with your group. With my group, we watched the clip and each thought about the people who’ve impacted our lives.…Details
Over the last couple of years I have been inspired many times over by the stories I am hearing of God working in new and fresh ways. More and more people are rethinking what it means to follow Jesus and be the church of Jesus in our communities. Not just in one denomination, but seemingly in…Details
Happy New Year! Here’s a short audio clip with some great insights from Steve about praying for our groups. The beginning of the year is a perfect time to set some healthy habits like this. Never underestimate the power of prayer.
So far over 500 people are crazy enough to believe that they can change the world by living differently. These people have signed up to the challenge to spend a year living the way of Jesus. Based on the idea that we need to act ourselves into a new way of thinking, the Postcard Radio…Details
Matthew 5:43-45 “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good,…Details
Here’s what one of our groups did for a gathering centred around the theme of Humility. Includes discussion questions, Bible readings and some suggested group activities. There are also some colouring pages for the kiddies.
How long should a group go for? A year? 5 years? Most leaders don’t even consider this question. Usually we start a group and then expect that it will continue indefinitely, til death do us part. But there might be some benefits to having an end point. Have a listen to this short 7 min podcast to hear some of…Details
Last weekend our Pathway group decided to hold an ‘induction service’ for one of the group who was starting a new role as a minister with a local church organisation. In case you’re not sure what an induction is, it is simply a chance to stop and pray for people who have been called into ministry, and to ‘set them apart’ for that important work. It usually involves reading some relevant passages of the Bible, hearing about the specifics of this new role and then praying for a ‘blessing’ on this new minister.
That all seems like good stuff, however once we got to planning the day some uncomfortable thoughts began to emerge.Details