Further Resources

Prayer in daily life

  • This website creates a place for prayer with advice on what prayer is and how to pray. It also provides a ' live prayer' feed of prayers being prayed across the globe via Twitter, Instagram and Vine. www.JustPray.uk
  • Sacred Space is a website and app which guides you through a session of prayer, in six stages, including preparing your body and mind, and culminating in reflection on a scripture passage chosen specially for the day. www.sacredspace.ie
  • Pray As You Go is a website and app developed by the Jesuits and used by Christians from a wide range of traditions. https://pray-as-you-go.org/
  • Book: The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

Reading the Bible

There are a number of apps available (some free) to help you with regular bible reading. Here are some popular ones.

  • David Suchet (yes, Poirot!) reads the New International Version


  • Nicky and Pippa Gumbel (Alpha) have produced this Bible In A Year app which is daily readings and commentary.


  • Soul Survivor have produced a Bible In a Year app and a New Testament In A Year, as well as a reading plan in pdf.


What we believe

New Christians

  • The Christian Enquiry Agency provides information for people who want to find out more about the Christian faith - https://christianity.org.uk/
  • Via app, email or Facebook, this Church Army resource provides 5 weeks of daily readings about the difference a Christian faith makes to your life - http://app.nowachristian.org/#/welcome
  • Young people who are new Christians may like the prayer magnets and shuffle (a playing cards resource for someone who has just decided to follow Jesus) which can be found at https://www.youthscape.co.uk/store

Being a disciple

Sharing your faith

Resources for Families

  • The Diocese of Oxford has produced a 'dwelling in the story' family activity sticker book called God Venture through the story of Lazarus. Written by Victoria Beech with Yvonne Morris it is designed for families to have fun meeting with God as they explore the story of Lazarus. www.GodVenture.co.uk
  • Through The Roof have a resource called Be a Roofbreaker! Equipping churches and communities to become welcome and safe places for all. See the shop page of their website for more details and resources.
  • www.cpo.org.uk have a booklet entitled 52 Weekly Devotions for busy families. Available to buy from their website.

Prayer Ideas to Use in the Home

Books Which You May Find Helpful

  • The Parenting Book by Nicky and Sila Lee
  • The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman
  • The Sixty Minute Family by Rob Parsons

Youth Way of Life

The following books and resources are suggested to support people leading the Youth Way of Life

Reading & Research:

  • "Sticky Faith: Youth Worker Edition" Dr Kara E. Powell
  • "The Theological turn in Youth Ministry" Andrew Root / Kenda Creasy Dean
  • "Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry: A Personal and Practical Guide to Starting Right" - Doug Fields
  • "Sustainable Youth Ministry" Mark DeVries
  • "Speaking to Teenagers: How to Think About, Create, & Deliver Effective Messages" - Doug Fields / Duffy Robins
  • Grove Books Youth Series: www.grovebooks.co.uk/collections/youth
  • Research & Youth Stats: 'Gen Z ' Rethinking Culture' Youth for Christ" www.yfc.co.uk/rethinkingculture/
  • "Talking Jesus“ Perceptions of Jesus, Christians and Evangelism amongst 11-18 year olds" - www.hopetogether.org.uk/Publisher/File.aspx?ID=190758
  • Girls Attitude Survey 2017- see www.girlguiding.org.uk (full link here)

Key Youth Ministry Resource and Training websites