Summer Dates – Evangelistic Outreach

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We have an exiciting programme of events underpinning our Mission Statement “To Know Jesus, and Make Jesus Known”.  How can you get involved?

May 25: Alpha Week One: Thursday 7:30pm, invite a friend.  We could do with some help clearing up after the meal has been served if you could help 19:45 – 21:00 please contact the office.

June 24: Carnival Capers: save the date, bake a cake:  we would be grateful for help manning the tea and prayer tents.

July 8: J John, Just One: event at the Emirates Stadium in London.  Invite a friend, neighbour, work colleague.  Engage in our goal of 52 For The Kingdom.

July 25: Evangelical Alliance Training: evening.  Come along and find out how we can begin those conversations that lead to Christ.

July 25 – 27 Summer on the Green:  Community outreach with games and BBQ.  Support our Youth and Children’s Ministries by coming along to have conversations with our neighbours, playing games and joining in.

Summer On The Green

Summer on the Green 2017 for eNews and website

From 25th-27th July, meet us on Cabrera Green, Virginia Water for games and activities for all ages from 15:30 with a BBQ from 17:00!

Children’s Pirate Party!

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Click here for more information about an exciting praise party on 9 September, with CBeebies very own Gemma Hunt! Tickets are available from either Jeremy Brown or Hannah Scott.

Explorers For Children School Years 3-6

Explorers

Explorers meetings usually take place on the fourth Saturday of each month (except school holidays) from 17.30 to 19:00.  Join us for a sandwich tea followed by games, Bible study, songs, prayer and other activities.  We will be following a theme of ‘Absolutely Everything’ which will take us through the Bible in 12 sessions (1 year).  Contact Jeremy for more details.

5 Tips for Teaching Our Children To Pray

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Teaching our children to pray is a key responsibility of children’s ministers and parents alike.  Here are five tips which we can use in our children’s groups and also in our homes:

  1. Give your children an opportunity to pray. In music, in sport, in life, the more we put in the more we get out.  The more we pray, the more comfortable and natural it becomes.  So let us pray!
  2. Children’s prayers are just as powerful as adults’ prayers. God values kids’ prayers and so should we.  Jesus said ‘let the children come to me’.  He could just as easily have said, ‘let the children speak to me’ – and prayer is speaking (and listening) to God.
  3. Model prayer. This is great for the home as it encourages us to pray together – we don’t just let the children say a night time prayer but we also say one too.  It’s also important for church.  Here is a challenge for our family services – to make our prayers both relevant and interesting because we are modelling prayer to the whole congregation.
  4. Share answers to prayer with our children.  A prayer book is one way to do this: make a note about what our children are praying for and look back occasionally to see what happened.  This can lead to a good learning point – that God does answer prayer, though not always in the way we want / expect – and in His time, not ours.
  5. Let your children pray for you. Our kids are prayer warriors because they do have that faith as big as a mustard seed that perhaps we lose.  So let them pray for us, in both big and small things.

Prayer should be central to our Christian faith and therefore central to our children’s lives as well.  It’s a key way to talk to and listen to God; so we need to train our children in prayer so they grow with it at the heart of all they do.  Jeremy