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Bible Refs: Matt 1:19, Matt 2:3-18, John 1:11-12, Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:34-35, Isa 40:1, Rev 21:1-4
Written By: Sam Hargreaves

SPOILER ALERT - contains major plot spoilers for the film Arrival (dir. Denis Villeneuve 2016). Arrival is one of those movies that stays with you. Amy Adams’ wonderful performance as Louise Banks, Jóhann Jóhannsson’s haunting score, and the macro story of world meltdown set against the micro story of family love...

Written By: Sam Hargreaves

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 writing or choosing songs for both children and mixed-age groups. If you are interested in this topic, we also recommend...

Written By: Sam Hargreaves

People often ask about the music we use when leading reflections, prayer stations or other meditative parts of worship. So I've put together a playlist of some of the pieces we most commonly use. If you use Spotify you can just make use of this playlist. You might prefer to buy...

Written By: Sam Hargreaves

Here is an article we wrote for the Royal School of Church Music's magazine Sunday By Sunday, on Linking Songs and Flow. We also filmed a video to demonstrate the different musical transitions. You can view the article on this page or download it as a pdf from the link on...

Themes: christmas, advent
Written By: Sam Hargreaves

As engageworship.org we're always on the lookout for grassroots creativity for worship, so we thought we'd extend this to our Christmas listening. Here are six songs we found on Bandcamp/Soundcloud by smaller artists you might not heard of. And we'd like to hear your suggestions too! 1. A Light Has Dawned -...

Bible Refs: Isa 9:2
Written By: Richard Lyall

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” and “Spirituality”. Spirituality you already know about. It is, in Eugene Peterson’s words “how we live with God”– the daily...

Written By: Sam Hargreaves

We are really excited about our new AREA 52 space. It contains creative ideas, writing and resources for every week of the Lectionary. Do check it out now if you haven't already! From a few questions posted on Facebook, chats with friends, and my own experience of leading worship in churches which...

Bible Refs: Deut 6:6-9
Written By: Sam Hargreaves

At Spring Harvest 2015 we did a session on Engaging with the Bible as a Family.  Below are the slides and some fuller notes and references to other resources. We began with this reminder from Deuteronomy 6:6-9, where Moses challenges the people of Israel to engage with God's word in their...

Written By: Sam Hargreaves

It was such a joy to lead the Engage Worship Day on Saturday 21st Feb, 2015.  We had felt God lead us to a theme of Slow Down: being still to know that God is God.  And in the process we did all we could to simplify, de-stress and trust...

Posted: 08 Sep 2014 09:13
Written By: Sam Hargreaves

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 on some of the deeper themes which emerged as we learned together.  It was a week for being surprised, challenged...

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Area 52
Another Arrival
Bible Refs: Matt 1:19, Matt 2:3-18, John 1:11-12, Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:34-35, Isa 40:1, Rev 21:1-4
SPOILER ALERT - contains major plot spoilers for the film Arrival (dir. Denis Villeneuve 2016). Arrival is one of those movies that stays with you. Amy Adams’ wonderful performance as Louise...
Face to Face with Jesus - video Bible reading
Bible Refs: John 1:43-51, John 3:1-8, John 4:5-26, John 12:1-8
Face to Face with Jesus Outdoors - prayer stations
Themes: outdoor, Jesus
Bible Refs: John 1:43-51, John 3:1-8, John 4:5-26, John 12:1-8
Psalm 119 - A Confession
Bible Refs: Psalm 119:1-8
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