*Parents of preteens are meeting tonight, Friday 28th, after church in the meeting room
*This Sunday 30th September we are in our locations and family groups for church
*Pray for the next Salisbury service this Sunday coming on 30th September
*7th October we are all at the Meadow suite in Reading University, 2.30pm. It’s our Harvest service.
*Pray for the High Wycombe ministry who are developing a friendship with another congregation in High Wycombe.
*Please send Malcolm any questions you have about the Kingdom this weekend. This will help his preparation for the new class series beginning next Friday.
*Teen night is at the Cockburn’s, 6pm in two weeks’ time
As some of you may know, we are not having our February student retreat this year. This is to allow as many students as possible come to the upcoming ICMC Europe. Registration is not online yet, but we are hoping to get the word out early to allow students to book flights. Accommodation will be included in the registration. So far the UK/Nordics, central Europe, and western Europe are all attending with the potential for 350 students to be there. The dates will be April 19-22, 2019 I will make sure to keep everyone up to date with the details.
I would be grateful if everybody who does communion talks could take the time, when you have it available, to either watch the video or listen to the audio of my thoughts about the basics of what it takes to present a meaningful communion talk.
I have not covered everything, but simply the basics. If you find it difficult to watch the video, or access the audio, let me know and I will send you the link or audio file directly.
Many thanks, God bless, Malcolm
Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 123: “Three ‘S’s for a super communion”
1. Presentation: Short; 1 Scripture; 1 point; Story (emotionally engaging, not emotionally overwhelming); Avoid jargon
2. Focus – 1 Cor 11, Lk 22: Jesus; Proclaim his death; Relevant scripture; Why taking bread and wine – what is the connection?
The three “S”s…. USE ONE SCRIPTURE TO .. REFRESH MY GRATITUDE FOR MY SAVIOUR TO GIVE ME .. STRENGTH FOR THE DAYS AHEAD