Resources

On this website you can view and download many valuable resources, including articles, book reviews, Bible Study notes, booking forms for meetings and much more.

Christians In Sport

These resources are designed to help teachers or people working in schools to speak to sportspeople in those environments. The assemblies are sport themed and are designed for use around major events and the lesson plans are for use in RS/RE lessons where possible. You can also make use of the Sports Quiz, Evangelistic Films and Sports Tournament guides for schools found on their website.

Christians in Sport – School resources

LoveWise Online

A selection of short videos from LoveWise on ‘You have a choice’ on Peer pressure and sexual temptation.

Their strapline is ‘ A better narrative about Relationships, Sex and Living Wisely’.

Birmingham City Mission

We have published an article with many resources from BCM in March 2021. You can access the article here.

November 2021 – Being Thankful video

Staff members will need to ensure they download the video well in advance so that it is ready to play (we would advise this rather than relying on playing it live due to possible buffering issues)
Staff may wish to emphasise at the outset to students what is (at the start of the video) that it is a presentation about what Christians believe about Thankfulness but with universal themes covered.

Toward the end of the video we mention a few questions of application and provide a time of reflection for students to consider what they have learned and for people of faith to say a silent prayer if they wish.

If you have any problems accessing the video file please do phone us at any time. You can contact James on: 07977 122903.

The video is presented by staff and volunteers of BCM’s youth team and it is just under 10 minutes in length.

The video covers the theme of Harvest and Christian thankfulness and it is a presentation of what Christians believe about these things. We of course wouldn’t expect anyone within school to agree with the beliefs presented and held by Birmingham City Mission and it’s associated churches. Our hope is that students and staff – whatever their faith or no faith – would experience an increased sense of thankfulness for what they have and a desire to share with others.

Online Christian Assemblies

Online Christian Assemblies provide short online assemblies which can be used in a variety of settings.

Their first series ‘Shared Values and Big Questions’ explores some values, questions and include some starter discussion questions to get your class thinking. For more information or to get a downloadable pdf of the overall themes and questions please email schools@eccentre.org.uk

Online Christian Assemblies is an inter-denominational ministry from Emmanuel Christian Centre Pembrokeshire, registered charity no. 1087079.

‘Be rooted’ resources

The Archbishop of York Youth Trust have produced have produced some resources for schools at KS1 and KS2 on the theme of Be Rooted. There are five free sessions aimed at supporting pupils returning to school and helping them stay strong and ‘be rooted’ throughout the inevitable challenges of this autumn term (and beyond!).

The first session is an introduction, before pupils explore how to ‘Be Rooted’ in:
Leadership Skills
Character Muscles
Community Actions
Faith Awareness
They can be downloaded at www.abyyt.com/yla-free-resources. There are also a number of other free resources there that schools can download, including at KS3.

They have also produced, for advent 2020, Sacred Spaces at Advent.

Mindfulness and Yoga – Mind and Body resources 

Christian Values in Education Scotland have produced materials on ‘Mind and Body’ with reference to Mindfulness and Yoga in particular.

DOMINION – a critical view

Marcus Paul has recently reviewed Tom Holland’s aptly named book, Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind. This 39 minute read is available on the bethinking.org website from UCCF. Marcus hopes this will be of benefit to Religion/Ethics A-Level students particularly.

Marcus Paul is author of The Evil That Men Do (Sacristy Press, 2016). He has two degrees in English and history and has enjoyed a life-long career working with students and sixth formers in universities and schools in three continents. He now spends his time running a ‘School Pastor’ scheme and writing and speaking about the Gospel and the Church, as well as painting and reading. He also enjoys rock climbing and travel – having had (as a young man) the now nearly impossible experience of hitch-hiking ‘on a shoestring’ ten thousand miles round Africa and the Near East. He is married with two grown-up children.

Bereavement RESOURCES

A shared one-page resources with links around dealing with bereavement within schools.

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS ORIGINALLY PREPARED FOR TISCA NEWS AND VIEWS

TISCA News and Views is our Bulletin, published three times a year in September, February and May. It is sent free of charge to all TISCA Members. Most members receive it in hard copy (paper) through the post. But it may also be sent to members who request it electronically.

Here are some articles which have appeared in recent issues of TISCA News and Views which may be of continuing interest. If you would like access to any article we have published in the past, please let us know.

WHY DOES GOD ALLOW SUFFERING?

WHEN YOU COME UP AGAINST A BRICK WALL

WHAT DO THESE STONES MEAN

Tom Price  The Culture of the iGeneration

SO THAT THE NEXT GENERATION MAY KNOW THEM

RELIGION IN THE BRITISH NAVY 1815-1879 

Mark Meynell ABSOLUTE POWER