A number of important resources to help the work of ministers, leaders and officers in our circuits and churches are produced by the Connexion and available through the Connexional website.
Those that are appropriate for public access are listed here and those that are only available to Nottingham and Derby District members are only accessible by logging onto our site.
Watch this Video of Dr David Monkton
Dr David Monkton gives an insight into the key elements of Methodist spirituality which he sees as a direct legacy of John Wesley (1703-1791) and concludes that there is no holiness that it not social holiness.
Hope - Greater Love (WW1 Centenary Resources)
As part of HOPE's focus on 2014 as a year of mission, HOPE and HOPE’s partners have prepared resources to help churches to mark the centenary of World War 1 at the heart of local communities. Take a look at the HOPE website here.
These are excellent resources and are free (aside from postage & packaging). If you would like copies of the below, please collate requirements and order via Jo Hibbard.
- A free 16-page guide for local churches commemorating the centenary of World War One.
- The replica of a 1914 John's Gospel to give away from HOPE's partner SGM Lifewords.
- A Greater Love DVD pack from CVM to use at commemorative event.
- Atimeline and teaching resources to use in schools from YFC.
Hear My Cry - an illustrated collection of Psalms, poetry, prayers and hymns for individual and community reflection from Bible Society.
In Mission Matters, you can find information, resources and stories from Britain and the World Church, reflecting the Methodist Church's holistic view of Mission.
Pray for your Ministers
Here is a helpful bookmark with a day by day prayer for the life and work of your ministers. Print it out to use in your daily prayers.
40 Ice Breakers for Small Groups
Icebreakers can play an important role in helping young people integrate and connect with one another in a group environment. Icebreakers can also enhance your teaching by helping to stimulate cooperation and participation.
Local author - Jan Davies
Take a look at 'Love Changes Everything' a publication by local author Jan Davies - a book for personal use or leading small groups, worship or retreats.