AREA 52 Crowdfunding campaign

 Since we launched it in November 2015, AREA 52 has featured free creative worship ideas for every week. We have already posted over 100 resources in the first year (Lectionary Year C), and seen over 5000 downloads of the ideas. We want to continue this on into the next year (Year A), which begins in Advent 2016.

However, to do so we need your help in funding the initiative. The initial year was supported by one generous individual. For the second year, we're looking to our wider community of users to each pitch in with what they can afford - and we have some great rewards & incentives for anyone who does. Find out more here.

It is exciting to see that we are already over 1/5 of the way to our target of £3000. Every gift helps, and ensures that bible-based creative worship ideas can continue to be be created and shared for free. We've seen people give from the UK, Canada, New Zealand and the USA - please join in with your support!

 

Recent news updates:

Visit the news section for more updates on what we've been doing... »
Posted: 17 Jul 2016 16:58

As the Summer Holidays approach in the UK, you might want to order some reading and resources from us... Outdoor Worship Mary Hawes of Child in the Midst wrote: "With summer on the way, Outdoor Worship is a great companion for families or mixed age groups to break away from screens, get out into nature and engage with God's world. Each of the 23 themes has activities, worship ideas and a field notes page for jotting down discoveries. The book could be used in many ways - families on holiday, home group...

Posted: 18 May 2016 09:18

This survey is now closed - thank you to all those who took part! We've peeked at some of the answers and they are both interesting and encouraging. We look forward to analyze the responses properly and hope to present the results to you in some way.  We also pulled a name out of a (virtual) hat, and Anne from Spain is the lucky winner of our goodie bag - congratulations!                                        

Posted: 11 Apr 2016 19:42

LOVED being at Spring Harvest Minehead 3! We were hosts at the Alternative Celebration. Here are some of the resources we used: Sara created some visual reflections based around Luke 10. Sam made a video based on Exodus 3 and the theme of Holy Ground, which we used on Night 1. In practice, we discovered that with a sub-bass speaker the sound is a bit muddy, so if you use this you may want to tweak the bass (we'll try and put a remixed version up soon). We used John Leach's "Heart, Soul, Mind...

Posted: 07 Mar 2016 11:34

We really enjoyed being back in the UK for the last week of Feb 2016. The fun began with a day at Christchurch Welwyn, leading the morning service and then doing and afternoon of workshops. It culminated in a celebration service, featuring the music and creativity of the people we'd been training all through the day. Pastor Simon fed back: "Thank you both for an amazing day yesterday. It was very encouraging and helpful, and hopefully we can apply a lot of the things you said in our worship." Next, on the Monday we had an absolute blast sharing with about 40...

Posted: 12 Jan 2016 10:33

There is some great stuff happening this year... LST Youth and Worship Intensive Sam really enjoyed teaching this three day intensive in January! We're also leading a retreat for teenagers and their parents near York at the end of February.   Church Events Sam led Sunday worship and then a training afternoon at Great Shelford Free Church in January. Both he and Sara were at Christchurch Welwyn for a day in February. On 23rd Feb we did an evening for an LICC Hub in Balham. Spring Harvest We're excited about our role at Spring Harvest Minehead 3, leading a new incarnation of the PrayerHouse with different types of worship...

Area 52
All Age worship songs
Below is a video Sam created for the RESOUNDworship.org Worship Songwriters Retreat 2016. It was also featured on the RESOUND Worship Songwriters Podcast, episode 17. It is relevant if you are...
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