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Christian ministries and talents. RE resources

We are not all the same, some are good at music, others at writing stories, others at drawing, and others at sports.
God gives talents and abilities to everyone.

Some Christians choose to use their talents in paid Christian work, while others give their time and skills for free.

1. Teacher’s background information.

Christian ministries may be thought of as paid roles such as; vicar, minister, chaplain, worship leader, youth minister, archbishop, bishop, area minister, administrator, evangelist, missionary, etc.

Christian ministries also include unpaid roles and many can be from the same list above, but it should not be thought of in terms of being paid for what they do.

God gives gifts and talents to everyone and if he wants anyone to do something he will make sure they have got the skills to fulfil his plan.

2. Lesson plans and resources for Christian ministries and talents

Ministries and talents – lesson plan – New version coming soon due to changes in the RE syllabus.

3. A free children’s song about being faithful.

This song by John Hardwick can be used in R.E. lessons, assemblies, collective worship, church children’s talks, Sunday schools, etc.

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Daniel a Fun Bible Story Song – Dare to Be different and to remain faithful!

4. How to fulfil the locally agreed syllabus for ‘Christian ministries and talents’

Hopefully, you will be able to match your local agreed syllabus with what is here which satisfies eight councils:

These lesson plans are based on the Progression Documents of The Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education’ Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Rutland County Councils. This is in the light blue text.
The green text is from other Councils: Lewisham Borough, West Sussex, Hull and East Riding.
Here are the main aims for the lesson plan:

Find out about some of the different ministries in the Church e.g. bishop, priest, elder, organist, teacher, cleaner etc.
The ministry of chaplains in hospitals and prisons
Public life – individuals and churches active in charities e.g. Christian Aid, food banks, Fair Trade.
How is commitment demonstrated in the lives and work
of significant people of faith?

How do people express their beliefs?

Key vocabulary: Bible, Church, Disciple, Easter, Faith, God, Gospel, Grace, Holy, Holy Spirit, Hymn, Jesus, Pentecost, Prayer, Priest, Saint, Soul, Vicar, Worship.