More resources for the local church. Scroll for earlier articles under this "Bag of All Sorts" heading.
Practical and Pastoral – Ted Curnow
Pastoral and Devotional resources from the Reverend Ted (E.A.) Curnow member of the ACC Cranbourne Cluster (Victoria).
Ted Curnow reminds us of the wholeness of the person and how we are called to minister to people created by God. Here are important insights for Pastors, Ministers and Christian Leaders.
Secular counsellors and therapies can be helpful but they fall short of addressing the needs of the whole person. How does the Christian Gospel relate to the deeper needs of people?
Ministry Show Bag of Allsorts No3
This Bag suggests "talking up Easter and outreach" plus other resources for the local church. For extra Easter suggestions scroll to earlier articles under this same heading, Pastoral and Practical.
These three letters to Brother Tom reflect on the story of The Transfiguration found in Luke 9:28-36. They provide a devotional reflection for any situation but could be specifically shared over three pastoral visits with a person in need of encouragement about the future.
A.M.Ramsey summarizes the value of the transfiguration for the Church well by saying, "The diverse elements in the theology of the New Testament meet here.
It is a mirror in which the Christian mystery is seen in its unity. Here we perceive that the living and dead are one in Christ, that the Old Covenant and the New are inseperable. That the cross and the glory are one, that the age to come is already here, that our human nature has a destiny of glory. That in Christ the final word is uttered and in Him alone the Father is well pleased."
Presented here with his permission Rev Robin Pryor a recognised Spiritual Director an experienced leader of Prayer retreats reflects on the 15th century Mnovgorod Icon of the Transfiguration from north west Russia.
The Judeo-Christian ethic has provided foundational values for much of the civilized world for generations.Have these values simply been derived from an ancient biological evolution or are they unique? This article points to a designed creation with values built into the fabric of a created order. The special revelation of these values expressed in the person of Jesus can deliver a quality of life that is functional and that brings enjoyment and fulfilment. Ted Curnow considers the foundation of our world in the light of certain mores and contemporary culture and contrasts with the true freedom of Christ followers.
Ministry Show Bag No 2.
This is the second bag of--- "all-sorts" of ideas for ministry and service.
Provided by Ted Curnow
A devotional liturgy for the Lord's Supper.
Best suited to less formal settings, this order replaces some traditional aspects with more personalised responses.
Ready to use in A5 format - can be printed on 1 A4 page back to back. Compiled by Rev Ted Curnow.
Ted Curnow provides the first bag of ideas for ministry and service.
Ted Curnow explores some creative ways people are reaching out to share the good news.
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