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ABC of DiscipleshipMEDDO (Congregational)Discipleship

The ABC of Discipleship is a four-session programme that can be used flexibly for outreach events, the basis for new communicant members classes or as a Bible study designed to deepen and foster the faith of each participant. The format of the four sessions will include vows, contextual bible studies, faith exercises and more – and each of these can be used as the leader or group considers appropriate. It uses the themes of Acceptance, Belonging, Commitment and interweaves these on our journey to discipleship.

Lent and Easter ResourcesMEDDO (Congregational)Worship

Numerous ideas and resources for Lent preparations and Easter Celebrations. Not that this page is part of an archived website but that many of the useful links are still valid.

Spill the BeansMEDDO (Congregational)Worship

Spill the Beans is a lectionary based worship resource - with a Sottish flavour - for Sunday Schools, junior Church and worship leaders. Back issues can be purchased by clicking on the 'over spill' icon. Its origins began in our very own Presbytery (and others) and it's now used widely throughout Scotland and beyond.

Find the right children’s talksMEDDO (Congregational)Worship

Site with 150 outline ideas for children's talks, produced by a Church of Scotland minister. Although the site is no longer updated, the content is still useful.

Family worshipMEDDO (Congregational)Worship

Provides resources to help the whole church worship together. Includes tips for organising family services and midi files. Although the website has not been updated for a while, the organisation is still active.

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Living the QuestionsMEDDO (Congregational)Discipleship

Living the Questions is a source of curriculum and media for both seekers and "church alumni/ae" convinced that Christianity still has relevance in the 21st Century. Providing a variety of flexible resources, Living the Questions can help people explore the future of Christianity and what a meaningful faith can look like in today's world People know that at its core, Christianity has something good to offer humanity. At the same time, many have a sense that they are alone in being a "thinking" Christian and that "salvaging" Christianity is a hopeless task. What is needed is a safe environment where people have permission to ask the questions they've always wanted to ask but have been afraid to voice for fear of being thought a heretic.

Freedom In Christ discipleship courseMEDDO (Congregational)Discipleship

The Freedom In Christ Discipleship Course is a proven and effective way for churches to help Christians become fruitful disciples. It involves 13 sessions and a ministry component called the Steps to Freedom in Christ. Churches normally run a session a week, with an Away Day for the Steps between Sessions 9 and 10, making it a 13-14 week course. However, there is some flexibility in how the course is run, and different options are laid out in the Leaders Guide to ensure you get the right fit for your situation. there is also a version tailored for use with young people.

Fruitfulness on the frontlineMEDDO (Congregational)Discipleship

Produced by London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC) this is a resource for congregational study groups - We all have a front line...how can we be fruitful on it? How can we show and share Christ's wisdom and love with the people we meet out in the places we usually find ourselves?

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You’ve nailed it!MEDDO (Congregational)Worship

In a spoof of The Apprentice, this film can be used at Watch-night services, young peoples events, or other occasions you may wish to highlight in a contemporary manner the story of the choice of gifts fit for a king.

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