Media Linkshelpful resources to explore
Reading our Bibles needs to become a regular habit in our lives – not just for Sundays. Here are some resources to help you get started and that help the Bible to come alive for you each day…
- Bible Reading Fellowship – at www.biblereadingnotes.org.uk or visit their online shop at www.brfonline.org.uk/daily-bible-reading/. Study notes can also be downloaded at www.brfonline.org/download-notes
- Scripture Union – at www.scriptureunion.org.uk/dailybread/ you can find out about their most popular range of daily notes
- Premier Radio and UCB also offer free study notes.
If you don’t have a Bible you will be pleased to know that you can now read on-line or with an app straight on your tablet or smartphone. Visit YouVersion at https://www.youversion.com/. There you have access to almost any translation of the Bible you may choose. They also have an app for smartphones and tablets. Printed Bibles can be bought from Amazon or Christian on-line bookstores as listed above.
- YesHEIs.com has some provocative shorts that you may find challenging – at www.yesheis.com/en/discover
- Damaris offers films together with discussion packs to assist discussion on the most recent releases – at www.damaris.org/films and at www.damaris.org/ourscreen for cinema on demand.
More to follow so do come back again…
Why Radio+ ? Because so much audio material is today delivered via other means – such as iPads and smartphones – and is not ‘broadcast’ at all… With the appropriate apps we can now tune in many radio stations from around the world, and we don’t even need an antenna! Here are live links to some preferred stations:
We partner with a wide number of other Christian agencies. Here is a listing of the main ones. We recommend that you follow these links to learn about the great work they are doing in each of their areas of interest:
- Christian Aid: Fighting for a world free of poverty and injustice. Click on www.christianaid.org.uk/Youtube to watch videos
- CMS – the Church Mission Society is one of the oldest and works across the world. “Sharing Jesus – Changing Lives”
- Feba Radio: using media to improve life, inspire change and instil hope in some of the world’s hardest-to-reach communities.Videos available.
- Foodbank: working locally in Yate and Chipping Sodbury to feed local families in crisis, by providing emergency meals for 3 days
- MAF – Mission Aviation Fellowship: flying light aircraft in developing countries so that people in remote areas can receive the help they need.
- Mothers Union: supporting ministry to families both in UK and overseas
- Save the Children: an international children’s charity which supports both emergency and long-term relief and development projects
- Street Pastors: an interdenominational network of Christian charities operating across the UK and worldwide. On the streets of Chipping Sodbury every Saturday night.
- Turning Point Trust: Working with homeless children living in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya
- US (formerly USPG): a church-based charity working in direct partnership with Anglican Churches around the world.
SVB is part of the Gloucester Diocese of the Church of England. Here are some appropriate links:
- The Church of England official Website provides information about the Christian faith, weddings, baptisms, funerals, prayer, worship, education and national society, etc.
- Diocese of Gloucester covers Chipping Sodbury and has diocesan news and activities.
- Diocese of Bristol covers neighbouring Yate
- Fresh Expressions: exploring innovative and contemporary forms of worship in the community