Online resources to help your faith grow
Growing in our faith requires help and effort. The idea of this page is to direct you to some resources to help you grow in faith. Over time we will be adding to this page links to resources that we hope and pray will help you grow in your walk with Jesus.
Bible in a year:
Reading the bible in a year is a great way of getting to know the whole bible. There are a large variety of plans out on the internet. I have included a few below.
Holy Trinity Brompton – (includes Android and IOS apps for your phone)
An alternative plan (which gives a greater emphasis on the New Testament) is to read a psalm a day, 2 chapters of the Old Testament, 1 chapter of the Gospels and 1 chapter of the rest of the New Testament. This ensures that a) if you miss a day (or 3!) you can carry on from where you left off, b) that you get to read all the bits you would usually miss out, c) gives a greater emphasis to the New Testament and d) gives you sizeable chunks to read and think about.
https://www.biblegateway.com/ (a large range of bible translations and devotional resources)
http://biblia.com/ (a large range of bibles, reading plans etc)
e-Mmanuel Bible reader (Android & Blackberry phones)
Youversion Bible by lifechurch.tv (IOS, Android, Blackberry & Windows phones)
https://www.24-7prayer.com/prayer (starting point for an inspiring range of resources to help you pray)
7-ways-your-phone-can-help-you-pray (a blog post with some great ideas using- or not- your phone)
https://www.24-7prayer.com/helpmepray (ideas to encourage your daily prayer life)
|Lectio Divina is an ancient way of studying and mulling over the scriptures.||It is a way of slowing, becoming aware of God and being open to His speaking into your life.||lectio-divina|
|The Examen is another ancient way of prayer||It is a way of becoming more aware of where we meet God in our day.||examen|
|Creative Writing: Create a psalm together, using psalm 23 as a template||This activity uses our creativity to worship God||collaborative-psalm|
|Make a mini-journal: Create an aid to reflection||This activity helps us to see where our lives go with God each day.||footprint-reflections|
|Creative Journaling: Write postcards about a passage||This activity reflects on a passage from different viewpoints||creative journaling|