Who expected, a year ago, that we’d still be meeting virtually in a year’s time? Some churches have started back with 3D meetings, some are still on-line, many are a mixture. It’s going to be a while until ‘normal service(s) is resumed’.
So here are a whole bunch of Great Commission / Ascension / Pentecost resources that you can use at home, in church or Messy Church, Sunday school, Collective Worship and just for yourself, to take us to the Ends of the Earth (and beyond!)
Together Apart was a series of resources written for the first lockdown. It’s a fabulous, jam-packed, 10-page printable PDF with all sorts of goodies – Bible study, craft, reflection, activities, calm, prayers, colouring. Print off and use which ever sections suit.
To the Ends of the Earth
The Reflectionary is free because I believe this stuff is important, but I’m self-employed and still need to make a living.
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A great science-and-faith craft with Praise The Lord in languages from Afrikaans to Zulu (You’ll also find this in Together Apart above)
Click here for a detailed instructions and languages crib sheet
Click here for downloadable PDF of ‘Praise the Lord’ From A to Z
Pentecost flame hats
Science for Ascension
Cloud in a Bottle.
Resources from other places
Check out these resources from other websites (please note, I’ve not vetted these, I’m just providing links)
Great Commission Resources
- Evangelical Alliance https://www.eauk.org/great-commission/resources/all
- Engage Worship https://engageworship.org/ideas/great-commission
- St Helen’s, Bishopgate https://www.st-helens.org.uk/resources/series/681/
- Preaching and Worship https://preachingandworship.org/search/Ascension%20Day
- Calvin Institute https://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/ascension-resource-guide/
- Building Faith https://buildfaith.org/understanding-ascension-five-resources/
- Going 4 Growth http://www.going4growth.com/growth_through_the_year/ascension
- Engage Worship https://engageworship.org/
- Godspace https://godspacelight.com/2019/05/21/ascension-day-resources-updated-for-2019/
- We Didn’t Start the Fire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMuoHudWRwo
- The Text this Week http://www.textweek.com/yearb/pentecdb.htm
- Iona https://iona.org.uk/2020/05/28/resources-for-pentecost/
- Going 4 Growth http://www.going4growth.com/growth_through_the_year/pentecost
- All Age Worship Resources https://www.allageworshipresources.org/tag/pentecost/
- Cafod https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Collective-worship-primary/Pentecost-primary-resources
- Jubilate https://www.jubilate.co.uk/collections/pentecost
- Reformed Worship https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-1998/resources-pentecost-sunday
- Worshipping with Children http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2015/04/year-b-day-of-pentecost-may-24-2015.html