NYD Webteam: September 2016
How did James get into the Bible? His book requires us to do things and they are not always that easy! From the very first verse of the first chapter he says "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds..." James sets us challenges and later in the year we plan to study the book of James together with many others of the Methodist connexion. Please read on if you want to know more...
In June 2017, the Methodist Church is encouraging churches and circuits across the Connexion to run a 'Bible Month', 30 days focused on the letter of James. The Bible Month will involve two key elements
Preachers preparing and preaching a series of sermons on James over the four Sundays of June.
Small group leaders running a 'Bible Month' group that focuses on James, but which also helps those attending engage the Bible in fresh and innovative ways.
By focusing on a single biblical book, the aim of the Bible Month is to help all in church engage more deeply with Scripture. A pilot project showed that the Bible Month model could be effective in raising biblical literacy, and the majority of those who took part were keen to hold another Bible Month in the future!
Bible Month training days will be run across the Connexion, in early 2017, for preachers and small group leaders. A resource to guide your Bible Month will become available in winter 2016.
You may also be interested in
We sent our history correspondent to Middleham this weekend, 14 May. The Methodist Chapel was celebrating 220 years of Methodist worship in the town. The current chapel building is 100 years old. The current crop of worshippers there organised a weekend of celebration; with a concert by Leyburn Ladies Choir on the Friday evening and a service on Sunday evening led by the Rev David Wood. Our...
Sunday 14 May Geoff Phillips writes. We held the final Chapel Anniversary in Bainbridge Chapel building; the current members were supported by friends from Askrigg (St Oswald's Church), Marsett and Aysgarth. We were led in a joyful service by Andrew Fagg; he gave us a message of assurance for the future reminding us that, with Jesus, the best is still ahead of us. Our singing of...
The Journey The theme of this years King's Club is 'The Journey'. We will be journeying with the disciples as they followed Jesus. As usual it will be fast moving and lots of fun with games, videos, craft, Bible stories, music, puppets and drama. Mike and Pauline Hirst will again be leading the main sessions. There will also be King's Club Extra & XL a special programme of...
Hayes Conference Centre, Swanick, Alfreton Derbyshire DE55 1AU
Leyburn Methodist Church DL8 5AT