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Kinship Resources

Wondering what to do at Kinship this week?

We hope that you will find lots of helpful material here to use with your kinships.

It is not intended to replace your own ideas and creativity - but hopefully you will find resources that will support and supplement your own ideas

Also, there are some Vineyard Basics which will help you to cover some of those areas that are so part of life here at West Suffolk Vineyard - our Vision and Values, the 5 step prayer model and others.

The topics are grouped into sections giving you a broad overview of what is available, but of course, many of the individual resources will have more than one application. 

So, have a browse and see what you can find.

Social Ideas

I'm sure none of you are ever stuck for ideas for hanging out together and having fun - but if you wanted to know what other groups have been up to here's a snapshot:

Walks in the country • Quiz night • Bowling • Meals out together • Boys & girls nights out • Pizza nights • Joint kinship night out • Pub night • Any questions evening • Picnics • Barbecues • Video night • Visit to the beach • Pudding night • Naff present party • Games night

Kinship Resources

Purpose, Vision, Values and Priorities

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Diagram showing the Purpose, Vision, Values & Priorities of WSVC

Going over the Vision and Values of our church is always a useful activity. Why not take one of the values of our church (from this document) and use it as the basis of a talk. 

PDF: 4-up on A4

Old Lady, Young Woman Picture

Classic optical illusion picture.

Useful visual image for talking about the Kingdom of God. Notes on how our world view affects our view of the Kingdom on the back (second page).

PDF: A4

Sets Diagram - bounded, fuzzy & centered sets

Useful documents to help describe what sort of church we are - especially useful for people in your kinship who may have come from a different church tradition.

PDF: 4-up on A4

Vineyard Man

A visual picture of the different aspects and functions of a Vineyard Church.

 

What Is Kinship

PDF: 4-up on A4

What is Kinship?

A postcard summary of what kinship is.

Useful for when you have new people in your group, or if you have just begun with a new group of people or have just multiplied groups.

It sits alongside the section in the Kinship Team Training Manual that also describes what kinship isn't (Bible study, counselling group, prayer group, discussion group).

PDF: 2-up on A4

Healthy Things Grow

Useful resource to help your group prepare for change e.g. multiplication.

Also good for looking at what personal growth looks like.

 

Easter and Lent

Word Doc: A4

Jesus calms the storm

Have you ever felt nearly swamped? What things have we found that can grow our faith and trust in Jesus?

Word Doc: A4

Jesus and the cross

Do people see Jesus clearly enough to follow him?

 

Prayer

Word Doc: A4

Prayer

Why do we pray? How do we pray?

PDF: 4-up on A4

The five step prayer model

The five steps and some notes on a postcard

PDF: A4

Prayer temperaments and the Myers-Briggs personality types

Handouts to help determine your personality type and then see what prayer methods may suit you best.

 

The Bible

Word Doc: A4

Resource List

Recommendations from Rick Williams from his seminar entitled 'The place of the Bible in the Vineyard'

Word Doc: 2-up on A4

He looked, loved and challenged

Jesus and the Rich Young Ruler: Mark 10:17-31. Questions to consider

 

Discipleship

Word Doc: A4

The Disciples

Their Life. Our Life 

Word Doc: A4

Trust

How to build more trust into our lives

PDF: 2-up on A4

Increasing our capacity for God

Some discussion starters

Word Doc: A4

Being Teachable

The heart of a disciple is an attitude of learning. How can we become life-long learners?

Word Doc: A4

Hope

Some definitions of hope with questions for our own lives

PDF: 2-up on A4

A God Shaped Purpose

What has God got in mind for you? We all have a God shaped purpose in our lives. Chance to look at what that might be.

Word Doc: A4

Serving (student notes)

Three studies:

  • Serving - some foundations

  • Some benefits of serving

  • Developing Servanthood within us

Word Doc: A4

Serving (teacher's notes)

As above - but with the answers!

Word Doc: A4

Personal Vision

This is great for the New Year, a new kinship or a new term. Also, it's good for times when you feel the need for your group to do a bit of personal relection

 

Sharing Jesus

Word Doc: A4

Sharing Jesus

How to share Jesus in a natural way 

Helpful Books/CDs

 

Worship

Word Doc: A4

Worship - A Vineyard Priority

Basic notes looking at why we worship, how we worship and what happens when we worship.

PDF: 4-up on A4

"Worship Is" by William Temple

Great quote about worship by William Temple, postcard sized.

Don't forget you can still buy the "What Is Worship" DVD from the CD stall on a Sunday (or ask the office about it). This is the one with Dan Wilt and with it you get, free of charge, the MP3 files from the Dan Wilt "What Is Worship" conference that we held at The Corn Exchange in October 2007.

 

Naturally Supernatural

Word Doc: A4

Ministry Training

Six sessions looking at how to be more effective in ministry

  • Learning and risk-taking

  • Authority and power

  • God's heart for the poor and lost

  • Gifts of the spirit for ministry

  • Power healing

  • Preparing yourself for ministry

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Naturally Supernatural - Gary Best

This is a great book with discussion starters and ideas for doin' the stuff

 

Hearing God

Word Doc: Booklet

PDF: A4

Hearing God Workshop

The booklet from the seminar we held in 2007.

PDF: A4

Prophecy and how to grow in the prophetic

Taken from a seminar given by Maggie Pearson at Doin' the Stuff conference. The CD is excellent. Copies can be ordered from the office.

Word Doc: A4

Listening to the God who speaks

Short & tidy notes (2 pages)

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Listening to the God who speaks

Longer notes (5 pages)

Word Doc: A4

Where do Spiritual gifts fit into ministry?

Growing in our gifting

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit

A brief summary of the gifts of the Spirit

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Encouraging Spiritual Insight

What is spiritual insight and how do we grow in it?

 

Healing

Word Doc: Booklet

PDF: A4

Healing Workshop

The booklet from the seminar we held in 2007.

Word Doc: A4

Prayer Ministry notes for Kinships

Full script with annotations for kinship leader 

Word Doc: A4

Prayer Ministry notes for Kinships

Notes for students

PDF: 4-up on A4

The five step prayer model

The five steps and some notes on a postcard

 

Ideas for Sharing

PDF: 2-up on A4

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

A chance to look at some of the areas in our life that we'd like to bring before Jesus.

PDF: 2-up on A4

Spiritual Fuel Gauges

Great resource for looking at how we are doing spiritually, emotionally and physically. Are you running on full or on empty?

Need help with downloads and printing?

Some of the files, usually the ones that say "PDF:2-up on A4" or "4-up on A4" are ready for printing and slicing into postcards (4 on an A4 sheet) or A5 pages (2-up on A4). Many of these type are double sided: they will show as 2 pages in the PDF file so you set your printer to print double sided. If you only have a single sided printer you can print one page, turn the paper round and then print the other side (or just have two sheets of paper). The 2-up and 4-up work well on card rather than paper. We find that 160gsm or maybe 200/220 gsm card works well.

Many of the files are in Adobe PDF format, ready for printing. If you need the PDF Reader you can download it free from here:

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Some files are Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, PowerPoint) . If you don't own Office you can get free viewers for these files by going to www.microsoft.com and searching for "office xxx viewer" (xxx = word, powerpoint, excel etc.).

If you want other versions of the files, maybe even the original documents that the PDFs are based upon (e.g. for editing yourself) then please be in touch with the office. Of course that won't be as quick as working with the files you can download here. The PDF reader will allow you to copy and paste the text and pictures within it.