‘Birmingham City Mission is a Christian charity that serves the disadvantaged and marginalised through various social projects. BCM’s youth team seeks to teach students about Christian beliefs and practices and to support students in their SMSC development. We offer RE lessons to complement the syllabus and GCSE specifications; we also offer assemblies on Christian themes … Continue reading Resources – Birmingham City Mission
This month, TISCA is launching a survey of the impact of chaplaincy on past pupils of independent schools. The short survey is designed to explore how alumni would say that they benefited from their school having a Christian ethos. Anyone who attended an independent school is welcome to contribute to the survey, whether they have … Continue reading TISCA Chaplaincy Survey – Open
Our Chaplains' Conference has been moved to a fully online only offer on Tuesday 13 October 2020. “The Chaplains’ toolbox: How to thrive and not strive” Tuesday, 13th October 2020 – online via Zoom 0830 Welcome (Alastair Reid, TISCA General Secretary)0840 Devotions 1 (Revd Anthony Buckley, former chaplain of Alleyn’s School)0915 Introducing each other0930 Toolbox … Continue reading Chaplains’ Conference 2020 – going online!
TISCA Guest Blog We have asked one of our Chaplains, Alex Aldous of Prestfelde Preparatory School, Shrewsbury, if we might occasionally publish his regular 'thoughts for the day' - and he has agreed. The first blog was written in late June 2020 and considers, as we emerge from lockdown, what the 'new normal' should look … Continue reading TISCA Guest blog – Lockdown new normal and Summer Holidays
Advice from schools re racism and Black Lives Matter We trust that the resources on this website on this topic will be helpful to those looking for idea and approaches for assemblies, chapels, forums and debates within schools of all types. If you are looking for our Black Lives Matter -Resources blog then please click … Continue reading School policy responses to Black Lives Matter
(If you have no time for anything else then try the last resource listed – an interview between a white and a black pastor in London) As our schools grapple with issues of racism, illuminated by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in the USA and heightened by protests on UK streets, we asked … Continue reading ‘Black Lives Matter’ – resources
updated 11th May 2020 - Ed. One of the things we at TISCA have been doing during our 'lockdown' situation is to work with school Chaplains and others to provide useful resources for online chapels and assemblies. We have had great response from our Chaplains particularly and they have been extremely generous in allowing us … Continue reading Resources for chapels and assemblies
Every term we send our our TISCA Prayer calendar - a resource you can use weekly or daily to pray for the work of The Independent Schools Christian Association. Below is our daily thoughts for prayer. SUNDAY Assemblies, chapel services, special events– use of online resources and technology: skill, ingenuity, engagement MONDAY Chaplains…online pastoral work, … Continue reading TISCA Prayer – Summer 2020
Our recent post on Succeeding as a VC – Virtual Chaplain – has led to an unprecedented number of ‘hits’ on our website and from the TISCA Chaplains’ WhatsApp group. We are grateful to everyone’s input and ideas – and this blog post is an update. Licensed to sing out! Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash If you … Continue reading Locked Down but not Locked Out
Sharing ideas and innovation in these extraordinary times Ever since the announcement from the UK Government that schools would close to help combat the spread of Covid-19, our TISCA Chaplain's WhatsApp group has been a buzz. There have been ideas on how to conduct Chapel services - life stream or pre-recorded - the best places … Continue reading Succeeding as a "Virtual Chaplain"