Our online resource platform, Energize, is known for its versatility and it’s not just used by youth groups. St Hild and St Helen Christian Fellowship in Seaham, Co. Durham have been using it for their whole church. Emma Taylor shares how it has transformed their ministry.
"Everyone is asking more questions, everyone is talking about how to apply the lessons learned to their own lives, and everyone is growing in their faith."
"Last year, our church went through some changes and it forced us to rethink the way we were ‘doing’ Sundays. As a result, we moved f rom our standard ‘worship, prayer, sermon, worship’ format to a much more relaxed and informal all-age gathering. One of the reasons for the change was to make our services accessible (and enjoyable!) for people in our local community. We have been using Energize weekly for this and it has been absolutely invaluable. As a small church with a small budget and only a couple of people who lead Sunday services, having Energize has taken so much stress off our shoulders! A few new people f rom our local community have started coming to church, and they’ve commented on how hey really like the interactive & informal nature of Sunday mornings. Energize materials allow space for both the adults and the children to engage with the Bible. Everyone is asking more questions, everyone is talking about how to apply the lessons learned to their own lives, and everyone is growing in their faith.
Our Messy Church services saw record attendance numbers at Christmas and Easter. At Christmas, over 80 people f rom our local community attended and at Easter we had over 60. Other Messy Church services throughout the year attract lots of local people, the vast majority of whom don’t go to church at any other time. We have been using Energize in our planning for Messy Church, and have found it so helpful.
Without Energize, we would have really struggled! It’s been totally invaluable to us. THANK YOU for producing such an incredible resource!"
Emma Taylor - St Hild and St Helen Christian Fellowship
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