Author: Tessa Wilkinson,Jan Brind
Publisher: Canterbury Press
Christian initiation takes varying forms in different denominations and for many non-churchgoing new parents, a christening or some other kind of ceremony is important at this landmark time in their lives. Equally, many adults seek baptism in the Church of England and the ancient practice of baptism with confirmation at the Easter Vigil is enjoying a revival. This volume - the third and final volume in the "Creative Pastoral Liturgy" series - offers imaginative ideas and liturgies for all these and many more occasions in the life of a local church which you will not find in official service books. These include: blessings for a house and a new building, thanksgiving liturgies for all who help to run the church, services of blessing for those moving away, for a student going travelling, for a group going on pilgrimage, for an ordinand starting training, and for someone going to serve overseas. As with the companion volumes on marriage and funerals, this invaluable resource ensures that the authorised initiation liturgies are celebrated with imagination and creativity so that pastoral support and care is made clearly visible.
Author: Suzi Farrant ,Church of Scotland
Publisher: Saint Andrew Press
A further title in the popular and attractive Learn series, this is written for youth leaders, children’s workers, ministers, elders, Sunday school teachers, leaders of uniformed organisations and lay volunteers. It aims to help them explore ways in which they can develop ministry with children and young people in their churches and communities. Experienced youth and children’s workers from a wide variety of contexts offer insight and practical guidelines across an wide variety of topics: Part One: Being Church Together focuses on children and young people and the church community, the Bible, baptism and communion, inter-generational ministry Part Two: Leadership Explores pastoral care, family issues, mental health problems, being an effective leader, reaching and keeping volunteers, developing leadership in children and young people Part Three: Mission and Discipleship looks at faith formation in children and young people, chaplaincy, Fresh Expressions of children’s and youth work, children and young people in social action and in world mission. Learn: Children and Young People has three key emphases: • the importance of thinking theologically • the importance of including children and young people in the community of faith • the importance of skilled and effective leadership Attractively illustrated throughout and enlivened by actual stories of local projects, this is an essential volume for all involved in working with children and young people.
Mission and ministry at baptisms, weddings and funerals
Author: Sandra Millar
Publisher: Church House Publishing
Baptism, weddings and funerals bring the Church of England into close contact with hundreds of thousands of people every year. Life Events considers this central ministry from a fresh perspective, exploring how those who come to local churches at these key moments really think and feel. Based on rigorous research in this area, it offers pastoral wisdom, practical insights and ideas for best practice. It will encourage churches in every location to reflect on the mission and ministry opportunities of the occasional offices.
Mission Opportunities in the Countryside
Author: Rona Orme
Publisher: Church House Publishing
Category: Church work with children
Children make up nearly 20 per cent of the rural population. This short, accessible book offers practical resources and ideas to help churches build an effective children's ministry in a rural setting. The ideas are drawn from churches and communities in rural areas where children's work is starting to grow. Rona Orme offers realistic and creative ways of engaging with children in the community by encouraging churches to make the most of opportunities to: share the Church's year with the community and the community's year with the Church; reach children and their families at significant rites of passage; enable the Church to be a gathering point and contributing partner in the community. Each chapter contains inspiring case studies and thought-provoking questions for discussion.
Author: Louis Alfred Du Pouget
Author: Louis Albert Du Puget
Category: Booksellers and bookselling
Author: Hugh Honour,John Fleming
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.
Author: George Ayliffe Poole
Category: Church architecture