The Main Handout for Winter Ideas
This file contains contact information for follow-up and all the links mentioned in the webinar, plus a few more.
Webinar General Handout.pdf
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The Importance of Being Ready - An Advent Tale
Advent is not only about getting ready for Christmas, it also focuses our thoughts on the promised second coming of Jesus. This advent tale is based upon a story which Jesus told about being ready. I've given it a modern twist and it makse a good talk for school assembly or as part of a service. Please note it is fiction!
The importance of being ready.pdf
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The Angels' Tearoom
A simple four-act drama which unfolds the Christmas story through a casual conversation between four angels. The drama can simply be read. No costumes are necessary but you need a table and four chairs. The table needs a cloth, teapot, mugs, etc.

Break up the Acts with appropriate carols.
Angels Tearoom.pdf
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Christmas Tree to Cross
Gordon Banks suggests a way of linking the Christmas and Good Friday stories.
Christmass tree to cross.pdf
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Church Army Resources
Details are on this paper for 'Faith Pictures' and 'Posada'
Church Army Resources for Christmass.pdf
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The Christmas Quiz
Explode the myths. Even mature Christians are likely to get a few wrong answer! Add a bit of un to a Christmas service or Christmas meal. Copy as many of the question section as you need. Answers are provided.
The Christmas Quiz.pdf
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Seasonal Mission Cycle
Gordon Banks has carefully set out the typical yearly cycle as it affects rural churches.
The Cycle.pdf
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What Next?
Be ready to follow up new contacts and visitors to your church over the Christmas season. Plan your next special event and be ready.
What next.pdf
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From Congregation to Community of Faith
Gordon Banks' helpful course run over several sessions, based on seasons of the year.
Congregation to Community A4 flyer.pdf
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Oxford Diocese - Mission & Discipleship Event

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Rural Evangelism Survey Report

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No Ordinary Man

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