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The Church

What can be found inside a church building?

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The Church

What can be found inside a church building?

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The term church was originally used to refer  both to a local group, or assembly of Christians who met together and also to the world wide Christian church. Over the years the term has come to refer also to the buildings where these groups meet. […]

The Church

What does it mean to belong to a church?

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The Church

What does it mean to belong to a church?

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What does belonging to a church mean? What do you do as a member of the church? Does church only happen on a Sunday? What happens the rest of the week? Watch this presentation and find out the answer to these and other questions.

Communion

What is remembered during communion?

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Communion

What is remembered during communion?

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Communion, Mass, Eucharist, breaking bread – there are many names for the same meal, but what is so important for Christians about sharing the bread and the wine? Why do they do it? What are the symbols that are used? Find out more by watching […]

Prayer

Why is prayer so important for Christians?

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Prayer

Why is prayer so important for Christians?

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What is prayer? How do Christians pray? Why do Christians consider prayer so important? Watch this presentation to find out the answer to these and other questions.

Introduction to Baptism

Why is baptism is so important to Christians?

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Introduction to Baptism

Why is baptism is so important to Christians?

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In this short film the concept of baptism is introduced and the difference between infant and believers’ baptism is explained. For full teaching resources on baptism click here for the ‘Baptism, Dedication and Confirmation’ page.

Baptism and Confirmation

An Interactive Introduction to Baptism and Confirmation

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Baptism

Baptism and Confirmation

An Interactive Introduction to Baptism and Confirmation

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What is baptism? Why is water used in baptism? Why are Christians baptised? What is infant baptism? What is believer’s baptism? What is confirmation? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this introduction to baptism. For further teaching resources on Baptism, dedication […]

Christianity Unpacked – Prayer

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Christianity Unpacked – Prayer

Complete Lesson Resources

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Prayer isn’t just for church leaders, or just something that people do when things go badly wrong. Many Christians will pray everyday – in the good times and the bad times. There are all kinds of different ways Christians choose to pray. Some Christians practice meditation. […]

Christianity Unpacked – Communion

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Christianity Unpacked – Communion

Complete Lesson Resources

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For Christians, communion is an action that helps them remember and celebrate. In communion, Christians eat bread and drink wine together – usually but not always in church – in memory of how Jesus died on the cross. They celebrate it because they believe that because of […]

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Christianity Unpacked – baptism, dedication, and confirmation

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Some Christian parents have their children dedicated  and wait until a person is old enough to decide for themselves before they are baptised during a “believer’s baptism.” Others baptise their children which later on can be followed by confirmation . In this unit you can explore […]

The Bible

An Interactive Introduction to The Bible

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The Bible

An Interactive Introduction to The Bible

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Why do Christians think the Bible is such a special book? How many books are there in the Bible? What is the difference between the Old and New Testaments? Find out the answer to these and other questions by watching our interactive introduction to the […]