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Let’s talk about National Prayer Weekend

With National Prayer Weekend on its way, we’ve been out and about interviewing people who joined in with the National Prayer Weekend last year and also friends who are getting involved with 2016. Watch the video for a taster of the great stories, thoughts and hopes that they shared with us, and remember to share the video with your friends on Facebook.

 

About National Prayer Weekend

The idea is simple. Inspired by CWR’s roots of personal and national transformation through prayer and Bible reading, the National Prayer Weekend is an opportunity for Christians to unite churches and communities in prayer for their local area.

Working with churches and organisations all over the country, including Hope, 24-7 Prayer, Neighbourhood Prayer Network, Evangelical Alliance and Gather, we are asking individuals, groups and churches to pray for their communities. To gather prayer requests from the people around you in your local area and introduce them to a God who loves them through the power of prayer. We want to bring Christians together to unite communities across the world in prayer for their local area.

If you would like to join in, click below.
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Paraclesis: Journeying Together – Who cares?

CWR’s brand new six-week series, Paraclesis: Journeying Together, encourages people to come alongside people who are struggling with life’s challenges. It offers the Church a fresh perspective on pastoral care and journeying together – the way that God journeys alongside us. Take a look at the video above, which introduces Paraclesis: Journeying Together.

To find out more and sign up, visit www.paraclesis.org.uk

Please spread the word and share this video with anyone else you think might also be interested in Paraclesis: Journeying Together.

 

There Are No Ordinary People DVD – trailer

Two thousand years ago lived a seemingly ordinary man called Barnabas. His name is repeated no less than 25 times in the book of Acts and five times in the Epistles. He played an absolutely vital role in the beginnings of the Early Church.

Following on from the success of the accompanying book, join Jeff Lucas in this four-session DVD as he discovers that in the midst of the ordinary we can all live extraordinary lives with God. There are on-screen questions at the end of each session to help facilitate discussion in your small group. This DVD is suitable for both small groups and individuals.

Buy There Are No Ordinary People DVD, and find out more about the There Are No Ordinary People book.

View other DVDs ideal for small groups here.

Small Group Essentials: That awkward moment…

We’re back with another series of video blogs looking at some of the common questions and issues that often crop up in the life of a small group.

This week we’re looking at what to say when someone says they are leaving and how, as a leader, you can handle this proactively.

Comment below and let us know what topics you would like to see us cover.

Small Group Essentials: What every group ends with – prayer

This week Andy goes deeper into the topic of prayer offering some spiritual reminders and practical pointers on how to handle prayer within the context of a small group setting.

To catch up on previous episodes click here.

P.S. If you have watched one of our videos before you may be wondering why Andy’s ‘chair’ keeps changing? Well, we’ve noticed that at most small groups you end up sitting on the most bizarre collections of furniture, and so we thought we would give him the same treatment!

Get Involved

We would love to know how you approach prayer within a small group setting! What works well and what doesn’t? Find out how you can get involved and join the discussion here.