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BIBLE READING TOGETHER WEEK IN THE ROYAL AND PRIOR, RAPHOE

We are so thankful. What an amazing school, what great staff and what a wonderful opportunity to read the Bible with all 565 pupils in small groups throughout this week!

We read Mark Ch1 together launching them into reading the rest of the book throughout the coming weeks!

Thanks to everyone who was involved, from printing the resourse to volunteering.

What a week it’s been!!! 
What an absolute joy!

We start our first church groups through our Bible Reading Together programme this weekend. With a GB in Donegal and a youth group in Derry! 

This wonderful programme is open for any school across the North West from Limavady to Derry and Strabane, and across Donegal. We can come and do Bible Reading Together with RE classes helping pupils discover the Bible for themselves. 

If you’re interested get in touch with Andrew andrew@exodusonline.org.uk 
Also available for church youth groups!

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BIBLE READING TOGETHER AT THE ROYAL & PRIOR COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL RAPHOE

From the 18th –  22nd of October we will be in The Royal and Prior Comprehensive School in Raphoe  reading  the Bible in small groups with all 565 pupils.

We had this opportunity in 2019 and it was a real success so we are thrilled to be back again.

In partnership with The Royal’s wonderful chaplain, Mrs Chambers, we will have a team of volunteers in helping every pupil engage with the Bible for themselves.

We have designed a specific resource that helps young people read the Bible for the first time. It takes them through the Book of Mark in a fun, interactive way.

During the class, we are doing an introduction of how to read the Bible and then reading Mark Ch 1 together in small groups . At the end of each class, they will each leave with a gospel of Mark and the Bible Reading Together resources so they can continue to read the rest of the book with their friends, family or on their own.

Please pray for our team in the North West as they deliver this incredible resource!

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Hope at Chapel Lane launch night

What a privilege to meet together in a building with such a rich history of revival. As we prayed together, the cry of our hearts was ‘Lord, do it again.’

As Mitch reflected on mighty moves of God from the past, David Legge encouraged us from Isaiah that God wanted to do a new thing and James Burnett helped us dream about what God could do, we surrendered ourselves once again, knelt with humble hearts and prayed, Lord do it again. 

Oh Lord we need you, our city needs you, this land needs you. Lord, do it again. 

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Youth Initiatives Volunteer Leadership Training Weekend

Usually over the last weekend of September Youth Initiatives gathers the young volunteer leaders from across the 6 NI branches for a residential training weekend. 
 

While we find ourselves still unable to do residential weekends we were able to gather over 100 volunteers aged 15 to 25 for 3 days of training and fellowship from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th September. 
 

The weekend looked at how when we understand each other better we work stronger together as teams. Personality Types, Love Languages and Conflict Management styles alongside a team building games sessions is how we engaged with this years volunteer leaders. 
 

Time was also spent building relationships through shared meals, board game stations and conversation. Prayer and worship time began and ended each day as well as attending a variety of churches and sharing brunch together on Sunday. 
 

Please pray for these volunteer leaders as they help us run 37 youth programmes across our 6 NI branches in this coming year. Pray for their personal growth and development and that they know more of who God has called them to be.

 

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Evangelism Training

Since March last year we have provided online evangelism training for churches in 7 counties in Ireland; Cork, Kerry, Clare, Carlow, Laois, Monaghan and Galway.  Our plan is to deliver training in all 32 Counties by the end of next year. 

 

When it comes to evangelism we can often be like arctic rivers, frozen at the mouth. We generally freeze up because we feel awkward, clumsy, embarrassed, unworthy and unqualified. 

 

This short three session course is an opportunity to help assist us in sharing our faith in Jesus in a relaxed natural and helpful way; a little anti-freeze to help us share the good news with others. We will be exploring what evangelism is, how to connect with others and make the most of every opportunity.

 

We are thrilled to be partnering with churches Sligo for the next training sessions starting 5th October 21. If you live in the area or know someone who does and would benefit from the training, get in touch at info@crownjesus.org

 

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REVIVAL: Chapel Lane Belfast

We are so excited to invite you to the official opening of our new project, Hope at Chapel Lane; a space to worship, serve, learn and pray with a focus on revival and mission.

 

When: Friday 15th October 2021

Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm 

Where: 50 Berry St, Belfast, BT1 1SX (formerly Berry Street Presbyterian Church). 

Booking is essential via www.crownjesus.org/events

This will be an evening of worship, word, prayer and an opportunity to share our vision for Hope at Chapel Lane and how you can play your part in this exciting venture. 

Berry Street Presbyterian Church was one of the hubs for the revival of 1859 in Belfast. At one point the doors of the church never closed as there were meetings almost twenty-four hours a day. Religious worship continued without interruption; as soon as someone left their seat someone else came and took their place. In the pulpit too, as soon as one preacher stopped, another started. In August that year C.H. Spurgeon led a meeting at Botanic Gardens when it was estimated that 40,000 people attended (recorded in the article The Year of Grace).

The Rev Hugh Hanna preaching in Berry Street on Sunday 19th June 1859 said this in his closing remarks ‘Thousands now crowd with eagerness to hear the Gospel, thousands of who a few weeks ago could hardly have been persuaded to enter the house of God. The problem now is not getting people to come to the churches but finding room for them! God is wonderfully answering prayer.”

The Belfast Telegraph reported later that month in June of 1859 “In almost every street in the City there are converts. In every family some soul has found salvation, even the outcast on the street has repented”

This building is steeped in history for revival, and it is our mission and heart’s desire to see revival on our island again. We’d love you to join us on 15th October, to pray together for a fresh move of God in our land. 

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Tackling the big faith questions

The NUA Film Series is Scripture Union Ireland’s first film series, launched in 2017 and ideal for non-examined religious education classes, youth groups & Universities. NUA is a film series that encourages questions, acknowledges doubt, and offers an engaging perspective on the Christian faith. These are films to engage with, discuss, and pick apart. More than anything, NUA is a fresh learning experience. This original series is hosted solo by Jonny Somerville. Each episode is approx 15 minutes long which explores topics like God and Story, faith and science, the problem of evil and suffering, the history of the church, along with a historical investigation into the person and message of Jesus.
 

Search NUA Film Series online to register for free!

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125 years of CSSM in Greystones

SAVE THE DATE

Greystones CSSM is 125 years old this year!

We couldn’t have our birthday service like we wanted to in the summer so now its time to celebrate! Scripture Union Ireland are hosting a Birthday Celebration on

31st of October from 3:00 – 5:30pm

in Templecarrig School Greystones.

Come celebrate with us – there will definitely be cake!

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YFC | Midlands Youth Hub

We’ve started this term with over 200 young people from 3 secondary schools in Mullingar going through the Alpha Youth series hosted in our Midlands Youth Hub. Our vision is that every young person in Mullingar will hear the Gospel and have an informed opportunity to respond. 

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Connected//Ceangailte

A focal point of our ministry is our connection with, and our support of local youth workers throughout the island. As well as connecting with youth leaders on a regular basis, we run a youth leader retreat called Connected//Ceangailte. 
 

Connected is a 3 day retreat where we focus on getting connected back to our first love and also spend time connected with others across Ireland who are involved in youth ministry. We recognise that we can easily get isolated in our own youth work and ministry and we want to prioritise times where we can get away together and learn from each other, and celebrate what God is doing across the land with youth work. 

The Irish word Ceangailte means joined up together, or tied together. With the emphasis being on a positive bond that is for the long haul. We want Connected//Ceangailte to be a time and space where youth work across Ireland can feel more tied and interwoven together. We believe this happens best when relationships are deepened by spending quality time with God and quality time with each other in prayer and worship.

For more information please click on the Connected tab on our website.

 

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