Category: Discipleship & Learning

  • Renewal and ‘A new self’


    When I was young, making new year’s resolutions was a big thing, the subject of many discussions and a topic that generated much interest.  This year I haven’t heard a single mention of them.  Perhaps we’ve all been round that loop so many times and have learned that we abandon whatever our pledges were by […]

  • Making Space for All God’s Children – a reflection by Joe Hasler

      Joe Hasler is a priest and former community worker who has lived and worked on estates for many years. He blogs about his experience and has created resources on his website Joe has written a reflection  paper to indicate his desire to be engaged in a social evangelisation, alongside his desire for a […]

  • English My Way

    English My Way is a programme designed specifically for people living in the UK, whose English language abilities are below Entry Level 1. The aim is to help adults who have very little or no English language skills to become a part of their local communities. The course can be taught through a mix of tutor-led sessions, […]

  • Joe Hasler’s blog on working class culture and estates ministry

      This Friday we introduce the blog of estates priest and practitioner, Joe Halser at Joe grew up in a working class area in South London and  worked for 17 years as a community development worker and has been an Anglican priest for 25 years on estates in Birmingham, Essex, Liverpool and Bristol. His […]

  • Bundles of free Bible Study resources from the Bible Society

    If you are using August to plan discipleship courses for September in your church or community, the uncertainty of COVID-19 certainly makes things more complicated! Don’t panic, there are all sorts of free learning resources out there and help is at hand. The Bible Society distributes free Bibles all over the world and provides lots […]

  • Free Global Caring Films available to Live in Harmony with God’s Creation

    Care for the environment may have slipped a little below the media radar during the pandemic but this does not mean that climate change has been reversed or gone away. Despite the fact that travel has been greatly reduced at this time, summer temperatures in parts of the northern hemisphere have reached record highs this […]

  • Online Talking Jesus course free till end of August 2020

    During COVID-19 the Talking Jesus course created by Hope Together will be free until the end of August 2020. This is a practical 6 session course which can now be shared with groups online about how to tell others about Jesus. Simply click here and follow the instructions to register your group to the free […]

  • Introducing Greg Smith Urban Mission & Community Research Consultant

    This week we introduce Greg Smith, who lived and worked for churches in the London Borough of Newham for 27 years. Greg has recently retired but has generously listed links to his many works and writings on urban mission and 21st century evangelism. For anyone who would like to reflect more deeply on where God […]

  • Faith Pictures – a fresh way to talk about things that matter

    If you are looking for a gentle, humorous and light-hearted course to run with a small church group we think you will like Faith Pictures. This 6 week has been designed by the Church Army. You can find out more about it on The idea of the course is to help Christians talk to […]

  • Introducing Laurie Green Founder of NECN

    A very handy resource for any estate church leader or practitioner is Laurie Green’s blog on how to do theology. The website is This way of reflecting theologically on situations starts not with books but with actual experience. It is called the Pastoral Cycle. Below is his diagram outlining the process. Laurie gives a […]