‘Where is the one who has been born “King of the Jews”’, asked the Magi when they reached Jerusalem. Herod, who had been honoured with the title ‘King of the Jews’ by Augustus Caesar was deeply troubled. The extraordinary lavish palace he had constructed in Jerusalem was his second home.
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A Reflection for Advent

December hosts the season of Advent that encourages an expectation that Jesus is due to return. Paul’s 1st letter to Corinth closes with the Aramaic word ‘Maranatha’ meaning, ‘Come Lord’, and the book of Revelation closes the New Testament with the cry, ‘He who gives this message says “Yes, I am coming soon”.’
The World of Jesus: Preparing for Christmas

Meet Jesus in Context

In the run up to Christmas 2021 Gordon Day will again be running his successful eight-week online programme The World of Jesus.
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It feels like we have been in a long season of waiting and loss. Covid has hit the whole world in a unique way. In this season we have lost so many things. People; freedom; our social life; access to uninterrupted education; jobs; the way of doing life; the list goes on.
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Is intergenerational worship only for the brave?

Over the past 15 months, churches across the world have had to 'do church' differently. We have seen a huge amount of creativity, especially in the UK. Now with churches being able to open their doors again, what happens to our spirit of creativity?
Where have all the young people gone

Where have all the young people gone?

They have been named the Covid Generation. The long-term impact on education, employment and mental health are still unknown, but one thing is certain; it will be felt for generations after this one.  Our children and young people have been coping with:
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Join the World of Jesus

Over recent months Gordon Dey has created an eight week zoom driven course entitled World of Jesus that draws from his experience of leading pilgrimage groups to Israel and Palestine over the past 30 years.  

Job Opportunity

We’re Hiring ! JSP has a new opening for a part time (8 hours p/w) Administrator. Please get in touch for the Job Description and application form: brendan@jesusshapedpeople.net 

A conversation around reshaping Discipleship in the Covid and post Covid era

JSP will lead a conversation for HeartEdge exploring the reality, challenge and opportunity for discipleship across church and community. With an explanation of Jesus Shaped People approaches, space for discussion and debate and a focus on young people.
Photo of Brendan talking about the Stay Alert to the Spirit programme

Stay Alert to the Spirit

Our friends at The Fuelcast have produced a new video of Brendan introducing the Stay Alert to the Spirit resource which you can watch here.

See Stay Alert to the Spirit in Action

Week one of the new Stay Alert to the Spirit course is now available to try without an account. Take a few minutes to check out all of week one and the video to see what the new intergenerational materials look like.

New 7 week course

The new Stay Alert to the Spirit course is now available.  Why not take a few minutes and have a look at the video to see what the new intergenerational materials look like.

Where have all the families gone?

The UK is entering lockdown two.  Churches, which once had started to open, are now being asked to close again.  This time around it feels a lot more depressing.  It might be the weather and the dark mornings and evenings, but things definitely feel a lot more different.

New intergenerational material

The face of ministry has changed drastically over the past six months.  We have online church, drive through church, pop up church, home church, online conferences and Zoom coffee.  But God hasn't changed.  He remains the same always.

New Programme: Stay Alert to the Spirit

Despite our technology, wealth, and 21st Century ‘know how’ we’ve been humbled by a virus, like an elite Premier League Football Club knocked out of the FA Cup by a team no one has heard of.

Staff Update

Staff Update Were pleased to say our National Youth Advisor, Dawn Savidge has returned from furlough, as has UK Team Leader Brendan Bassett on a part time basis.