Advent Family Creative Journal launched

We're really excited about our 'Engage with God' Family Advent Creative Journal!  It aims to help all the family engage with the themes of Advent and Christmas through creative ideas and interactive worship.

It was sent to some experts in family ministry, and we've had some great feedback including this from Martin Saunders (Youthscape, former editor of Childrenswork mag):

"I love this idea - a practical way for families to explore and deepen faith together.  Clever ideas, engaging design - and some genuine depth.  I've never seen anything like it!"  

 We're doing a fantastic bargain-deal for buying in bulk, so do check it out and let us know how you get on!



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Posted: 08 Sep 2014 10:27

We've just returned from teaching at the first week-long Albanian School of Worship.  This was brilliantly organised by Beni and Irma Xhako, and was a real joy to be part of!  We had the privilege of working with over 20 students, ages ranging between 16-45.  We taught a range of material, including stuff from our book How Would Jesus Lead Worship, Bible-based subjects we would usually do at a church training day, plus practical things such as guitar and voice sessions, band rehearsal skills and songwriting. We've written some reflections which you can read here, based on our experiences and thoughts.  Here we...

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 10:45

London School of Theology, where Sam works has programme leader of the Theology & Worship course, has been busy!  He's just finished writing a module on Issues in Contemporary Christian Worship for the new MA in Integrative Theology, with options in Music & the Arts, and Christian Worship Studies. The LST Choir has just released a single called Voice (video below, single available from iTunes and other digital outlets).  In the Autumn they will be releasing an accompanying set of interviews and study notes, so do look out for this! LST is also hosting two amazing conferences relating to music and songs...

Posted: 09 Jun 2014 10:24

We're looking forward to putting on a gig at The Greenhouse, Luton on 21st June, to raise money for our trip to Albania.  We'll be going over in September to teach at a pioneering worship conference - for more info look here. The evening will feature Sara and Sam playing their acoustic performance stuff (Soundcloud demos here), plus some covers, and support and collaborations from our friends George Barnicote, Tom Green and Richard Morgan.  The vibe will be chilled-out acoustic and it will be a great evening.  Get tickets here. On Sunday 8th Sam completed the St Albans half marathon to raise...

Posted: 19 May 2014 10:00

We had a blast at #YWS14 this past weekend.  There was such a great range of speakers, and we were encouraged to offer broad, creative worship with the engageband plus six London School of Theology Music and Worship students. All the talks went immediately on the YWS website, so if you missed it go and have a look!  In case you were wondering, here are the songs and resources we used: We began with a simple version of 'Open the eyes of my heart' (shifting just from E to Bm, harmony geeks), and interspersed with this 'Open Up' prayer...

Posted: 10 Mar 2014 19:52

We're thrilled that Youthwork Magazine's reviewer (Gemma Wilkinson, a full-time youthworker in Newbury) gave our Engage with God DVD a five star review!  She starts by saying that she was a bit disappointed to get this in the post as her previous experiences of this kind of resource has left her, and her young people "bored, embarrassed, or distracted.  However," she continues, "I was in for a wonderful surprise." "Far from being boring, the videos are well paced and engaging.  The content varies widely between movies, including a mixture of song, scriptre, reflection, Lectio Divina and spoken responses.  Each video captured...

Engage With God DVD
Reflections from Albanian Worship School
We've just returned from a week teaching at the first Albanian worship school.  There are more pictures, video and information on this news page, but here I wanted to reflect...
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