Willow Creek Association UK & Ireland

WCA UK & Ireland

Never Give Up – Helen Paris

 It seems we are having one crisis after another with the concern worldwide now with swine flu to add to the woes of the economic situation and the continuing cold weather, certainly where we are in Macclesfield. But spring is coming which always speaks of new beginnings and for me personally that has become a […]

Encouraging Others – Helen Paris

In mid March, Graeme and I arrived back from a wonderful holiday in New Zealand where we met again with our family as well as many of our long-term friends and enjoyed the sunshine and blue skies. It was a refreshing time though tinged with the reality of the tough times many are facing even […]

GLS Facilitator Training – Segment 5

Working with Your Producer Notes The relationship between the facilitator and the producer is key. The producer will craft the shape of the 2 days and will guide the facilitator through the major elements. Meet with the producer at least 1 month in advance of the GLS – walk through the programme – share ideas. […]

GLS Facilitator Training – Segment 4

Facilitation and Process Time – Heart Session Notes Demonstration ( from Wes Stafford’s session – ‘Forgiveness’ GLS2009 Tips before viewing the message: Get people ready – encourage an engagement of the heart. Aim at a seamless transition from what has gone before to what is to come Tips after viewing the message: Be open to […]

GLS Facilitator Training – Segment 3

Facilitation and Process Time – Academic Session Notes Demonstration ( from Andy Stanley’s session – ‘The Upside of Tension’ GLS2010) Tips before viewing the message:  Challenge and engage the audience Be clear on expectations Don’t give away too much upfront, but provide a hint or pointer as to where this session is going to major […]

GLS Facilitator Training – Segment 2

Opening the Summit Notes Setting the scene for the first session – a demonstration Create the illusion that the summit is live. Model engagement Encourage attendees to journey with others through the summit Help attendees to use the notebook as a tool. Use a simple set up to introduce the key note speaker Be normal […]

GLS Facilitator Training – Segment 1

Your Role as a Facilitator Notes Own the vision of the GLS Encourage conversation Identify the issues Challenge the delegates Preparation is vital – bring emotional intelligence by absorbing the content personally Be succinct – 1 or 2 mins max – include in a sentence a point of personal contact with the content Read the […]

Children’s Ministry Team Sessions: Volunteerism – 4

Grow the Volunteer Heart – John Ortberg [stream provider=video base=x:/www.willowcreekevents.org.uk/ flv=childrensministryteameditionvolunteerism/growthevolunteerheart.flv img=Generic-Video.jpg mp4=childrensministryteameditionvolunteerism/growthevolunteerheart.mp4 embed=false share=false width=600 height=338 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=high autostart=false /] Outline Introductory comments You are not crazy “Big People” have fumbled the ball The story of a Children’s Ministry volunteer The story of Jan Rasmussen Conclusion and encouragement Sunday morning heroes The Series […]

Children’s Ministry Team Sessions: Volunteerism – 3

Grow the Volunteer Heart – John Ortberg [stream provider=video base=x:/www.willowcreekevents.org.uk/ flv=childrensministryteameditionvolunteerism/growthevolunteerheart.flv img=Generic-Video.jpg mp4=childrensministryteameditionvolunteerism/growthevolunteerheart.mp4 embed=false share=false width=600 height=338 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=high autostart=false /] Outline Introductory comments Four idols Idol “dethroning” ceremony The Series {%}CMV{%} Related Resources Children’s Ministry Team Edition: Volunteerism DVD Set Creating a Volunteer Revolution DVDs, CDs, MP3s Developing Courageous Leaders Programme Living Beyond […]

Children’s Ministry Team Sessions: Volunteerism – 2

Coach Volunteers to their Full Potential – Sue Miller [stream provider=video base=x:/www.willowcreekevents.org.uk/ flv=childrensministryteameditionvolunteerism/coachvolunteerstotheirfullpotential.flv img=Generic-Video.jpg mp4=childrensministryteameditionvolunteerism/coachvolunteerstotheirfullpotential.mp4 embed=false share=false width=600 height=338 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=high autostart=false /] Outline Introductory comments Nine reasons why people quit volunteering All of these are personal needs The four needs of volunteers Closing comments and prayer The Series {%}CMV{%} Related Resources Children’s Ministry Team Edition: […]