Christmas and Advent - free resources and gift ideas

As Advent begins and Christmas draws closer, we wanted to point you towards some fabulous free resources:

In addition to the usual stuff, we have a wealth of material on our new AREA 52 page. This offers ideas based on the Lectionary, but you can feel free to use the resources in whatever way works for you. There is a whole bunch of scripts, readings and stuff from ace storyteller Bob Hartman, Bible-inspired poems from Dave Hopewood, and more!

Or you can search our whole site for ideas tagged Advent and Christmas.

In the store:

Our Advent Journal pages can be bought for individual download. Or pop over to our store for great gifts and stocking fillers. These include:

Recent news updates:

Visit the news section for more updates on what we've been doing... »
Posted: 20 Oct 2015 17:11

We're super-excited about a brand new side of our website, packed full of creative resources for your church.  It is called AREA 52, because it is based around the weekly Bible readings of the Lectionary.  The idea has come from genius writer and storyteller Bob Hartman, who has also committed himself to write a new script for every week of the year! Alongside Bob's creative readings are a host of other resources - prayers, PowerPoints, poems, images... and these will be growing and developing as the months progress.  Launching at the beginning of Lectionary Year C means we've got a whole bunch...

Posted: 13 Jul 2015 09:35

We are sure many of you are considering how you can worship in the light of the refugee crisis across Europe.  Below are some links you might find useful. We have just posted a video using the song 'You are a Refuge (Arms)' which churches can download for free and use in services This prayer idea called 'If we stay silent', based on the story of Esther, could fit in some contexts These 'War sound effects' may help you to intercede for Syria 24-7 prayer have some very useful...

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 16:50

We're pleased to announce that starting Summer 2015, Sam and Sara (who are employed to lead by MWF) will be living with their kids in Sara's native Sweden for one year.  Our trustees feel this is an ideal time for us to be located outside the UK, giving us the opportunity to: develop new online resources; create new physical resources, such as a new book project for LICC; forge links with churches and networks for training in Scandanavia (if this interests you then click here); continue to...

Posted: 15 May 2015 10:12

We loved teaching at the LICC event "Worship Matters: Leading Sunday's Worship with Monday's Frontline in Mind".  We got to explore principles and ideas for relating gathered worship to everyday life, with a great crowd of engaged practitioners. If you missed it, you can watch the whole livestream below. Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Posted: 13 Apr 2015 16:04

We had a fab time at Spring Harvest Minehead 2 over the Easter weekend.  It is always a great place to engage with God as a family.  This year we had the privilege of leading worship for the 5-7 year-olds in the morning (singing, among other things, Words Are Not Enough by BIG Ministries).  We also led some all-age sessions in the afternoon; a Good Friday service for all the family, featuring modular prayer-station bags which we posted here, and  an 'Engaging with the Bible as a Family' session, which we've written up with...

Area 52
Bible Refs: Isa 9:2
I’m guessing you haven’t heard of Unsplashiality. I’m not surprised really – it’s a word I made up. But it does have a meaning. It combines two words – “Unsplash”...
Advent Images
Bible Refs: Isa 9:2, John 1:4-11
Baptism of Jesus poem
Bible Refs: Luke 3:15-17, Luke 3:21-22
FINALIST: 2011 Christian New Media Awards
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