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Browsing Archive: May, 2016

Retreat locations

Posted by Anne Witton on Sunday, May 29, 2016, In : Resources 
When I made my photography website, I created a Google map with my favourite photo locations in the North East and it occurred to me that this would be a great resource to help people find locations for a retreat.

North East England is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the country. From craggy coastlines to rolling hills, from castles to bridges to THAT wall, there's so much to explore. I've been noting my favourite locations over the years, as well as some that are on my 'to do...
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Thank you Lord

Posted by Anne Witton on Friday, May 27, 2016, In : Prayer 


Thank you Lord for...
Deliciously comfy sofas
and the smell of skin.
A lovely sweet cup of tea at the end of a long day.

Thank you for...
roller-skates, baboons, snooker, trees, funny-shaped vegetables and hair.

Thank you for making fields, cliffs, streams and woods.

Thank you for the taste of lemon sorbet, for the sound of seagulls, for the smell of blossom.

Thank you for the giggles, for the touch of a friend, for the feel of soft carpet on bare feet.

Thank you for when I wake up and realise that yo...
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How long does it take to become a mature Christian?

Posted by Anne Witton on Thursday, May 19, 2016, In : Reflections 


In today’s culture, we so often want quick fixes and instant results. We’re told that attention spans are getting shorter and shorter. The window of opportunity for catching someone’s attention in a YouTube clip is 5 seconds. We buy on credit because we don’t want to save up. We get impatient if we have to wait more than 5 mins for a bus. So often we want something instantly without having to wait at all.

In contrast, maturity is something that develops over time and with perseverance....
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New tools page on website

Posted by Anne Witton on Friday, May 13, 2016, In : Resources 


In my line of work, I'm often asked for advice about resources to help with evangelism and discipleship. I've collected together some really useful tools over the years and I thought it would be good to collect these together on this website for the benefit of more people.

On my new tools page you'll find evangelism tools, articles, gospel outlines, small group studies, video and audio.

I hope you find these helpful. Do get in touch with comments, questions or suggestions for more resources ...
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Student Life in Newcastle - the interviews 2016

Posted by Anne Witton on Friday, May 13, 2016, In : Video 
Over the last week, Emily and I have been interviewing various people who come to Student Life to find out more about their experiences. We asked them:

  1. What's your favourite thing about Student Life?
  2. How did you get involved in Student Life?
  3. What was your favourite Hub topic and why?
  4. What have you learnt from being involved in Student Life?
  5. How has being involved in Student Life helped you think about spiritual things?
  6. What is your favourite fun moment from Student Life?

Find out what Chris, Declan,...


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Living Authentically [Move Magazine Feature]

Posted by Anne Witton on Saturday, May 7, 2016, In : Move magazine 


The latest edition of Move magazine is out and it's a cracker! It's all about how to live out and speak out our faith authentically in our communities, our families, universities and workplaces. There are loads of great ideas and conversation starters. Look out for the stories of two students from the North East, as well as the 'Word on the Street' feature where Emily and I had great fun talking about God to people on the streets of Newcastle!

Here's how Communications Director Danielle introd...
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