Social Action Course
Our free Social Action Course explores the biblical basis for tackling poverty and injustice, and what it means to have a heart like God’s. Ideal for use individually, in small groups or as churches, the course features four videos with accompanying discussion questions, a Bible reading plan and a prayer plan.
The course is free but please fill in this short form to gain access to the videos and session notes.
A deepening crisis?
Poverty in the UK is on a troubling trajectory, and the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on those who were already facing challenges. And we believe the need is going to increase in the coming years. What does this mean for the Church?
As Christians, we are called not to look at the need around us, but to fix our eyes on Jesus – the one who began his ministry on Earth with the emphatic statement that he had come to bring good news to the poor (Luke 4:17-21). Now is not a time to fear the worst, nor to hope everything turns out ok in the end. Now is the time for us to act.
In this short resource we look at how Christians, churches and activists can be prepared to tackle the deepening crisis in the UK.
Natalie Williams is a trained journalist and worked on various local and national news outlets before moving to Jubilee+. She has provided training to several churches and other Christian groups, helping them learn how to build good relationships with the media and how to engage both proactively and reactively on issues that concern them.
Here are four short videos, a media calendar, a media protocol and an example press release, which we hope will help you as you seek to engage with your local media. They are free to view, but please fill in this short form to access them.
Climate Change Course
Climate change is a pressing issue across the world. How should Christians engage with it? How do we know who to listen to, and is there really anything we can do? Jubilee+ founder Martin Charlesworth takes us through a short video course to help us understant why we as Christians should care about climate change, and how it relates to the gospel. Each video is 5-6 minutes long, so this is an easy way to access some helpful insights on climate change to provoke you to further thought and action.
Towards a Christian approach to the environment
One of the most spectacular cultural changes during the past half-century is the fact that the environment has moved from being an incidental issue to become a central political priority, particularly in the western world. We have almost universally come to accept that we are in the throes of a huge environmental crisis which ultimately threatens our welfare and possibly even the long term survival of the planet as a viable habitation for mankind. How can Christians think biblically about this and how should we respond?
Download Martin Charlesworth's report outlining where we are and how we can start to apply biblical principles to this issue.
Care for older people
God cares about the elderly. While there are statistics that tell us most people come to faith before the age of 25, the Bible shows us that those in their latter years are precious to God, with intrinsic value to those around them. Yet there is a tendency to see our aging population as a problem to be surmounted, and the fragmentation of family in our culture means older people are increasingly affected by loneliness and isolation.
The church has both an opportunity and an imperative to make a difference in this area. In this resource you can find ideas and examples of how to get started and what projects are already in existence that you can adopt in your church.
Supporting people with addiction
Addiction is a significant problem in our nation. In a typical group of 100 adults, there are approximately six addicted to alcohol, 19 to nicotine and one to another drug. And of course some of these will be struggling with addiction to more than one substance.
This report represents a first step towards building a picture of what churches are currently doing in their communities to tackle addictions and support those who struggle with them, so that other churches looking to make a difference can see and understand what is already working. If you are involved in work with addictions and would like to be part of our developing work around these issues, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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