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Contents 5 Paul Harcourt reminds us to expect God to work powerfully in our local contexts this year — Expecting more

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What we’re aiming for and what’s most important to us — Vision & values

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Introducing some leaders who’ve taken on new roles recently — Welcome aboard

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All the ways we equip, encourage, inspire and resource you throughout the year — Stay connected

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If we’re going to raise up the next generation of worship leaders we need to invest our time and energy and take risks, writes Lauren Harris — Coming through!

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We must make space for prayer ministry so people can encounter God’s Spirit, writes Mark Aldridge — Dialling in

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How you’ve been encountering God at our events — Your stories

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Get young people on board if you want to change the nation. Lee Kirkby urges us to take youth ministry seriously — The start of a youthquake

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HELP US CHANGE A NATION... ‘My family and I received bursary places to come to United in 2013. During that week my three-year-old prayed healing over others, my eight-year-old heard God speak for the first time and my nine-yearold gave his life to Christ. Now they help to run the church plant on our estate.’ -Donna In addition to offering bursaries, our mission for the next 5 years includes: Investing in making Church accessible to all Growing a network that understands, encourages and practically resources leaders Subsidising training of young leaders to release disciple-making disciples Supporting church plants as they serve their new communities

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EXPECTING MORE

EXPECTING MORE.What will God do in 2018? It’s another year full of possibilities and fresh opportunity. As we look back we’re so grateful for all that he’s done and our prayer is ‘Do it again! Do more!’ We love the way he’s been changing lives, renewing churches, restoring hope and transforming communities. We are excited about Jesus and his ministry among us through the Holy Spirit and we want to press in deeper. But is there something beyond ‘more of the same’, wonderful though it is? I think so. Many people, even within our wider family, still think of New Wine as ‘an event we attend in the summer’. While it remains our largest and most significant expression of being together, New Wine is much more than our United gatherings (#other50wks). We’d love for 2018 to be the year that we think of New Wine as a family to which we belong. Our vision is that the nation can only be changed through our local churches – through church life in the power of the Spirit, in every part of the country, in every type of community and throughout the whole year. We love to gather – and the Lord loves to bless us when we do – but we are even more excited about taking back his blessings and pouring them into our local communities as worship and service to him. We don’t wave goodbye to New Wine when we leave the United gatherings, instead we stay connected in networks (Leadership, Worship, Youth, Kids and others), through training days (Prayer Ministry, Worship, Accessible Church and others) and events (Wholeness, National Leadership Conference, Women’s, Men’s and others). God’s blessings are so great that we can’t contain them to a few days in the summer. We don’t ‘go to New Wine’, we are New Wine!

PAUL HARCOURT Paul is New Wine’s National Leader. He is married to Becky and Vicar of All Saints’ Woodford Wells.

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VISION & VALUES

Our Vision OUR VISION IS TO SEE LOCAL CHURCHES CHANGING NATIONS. We want to encourage a renewal of all things by uniting church members and their leaders, to understand and agree their vision so that, together, all individuals can work towards a new way of being God’s people. We want to provide an effective way of engaging with God and his kingdom for every generation, acknowledging existing culture and evolving appropriately. We want to empower and equip leaders to live out and grow God’s kingdom by teaching Spirit and Kingdom principles that can be applied locally to meet the needs of their community and church family. We acknowledge our similarities and teach principles, allowing others to decide the most appropriate way to apply them in their areas of mission.

Welcome Aboard We are pleased to introduce you to some leaders that have joined us or stepped into new roles recently. Please pray for them as they seek God’s leading for 2018. JULES MORGAN is New Wine’s Director of Operations. She was previously Director of Operations at St Stephen’s Twickenham and has over 10 years of management experience in the Wellcome Trust and as Chair of Directors of UCAN. KIRSTY FULLER is a New Wine Trustee. She is former CEO of Flamingo, a successful insight and strategy agency. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Health and International Development. RICH JOHNSON is the chair of Regional Directors, Regional Director for the South West and vicar of All Saints Worcester, a city-centre ‘resource church.’ ROB BEWLEY is Regional Director for Midlands & East. He is Vicar and Mission Leader of the Church of Christ the King, Kettering.

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Our Values MINISTRY IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT (John 5:19, 14:12) Partnering with God through his Spirit in word, works and worship, with the expectation of seeing signs and wonders to confirm the teaching, for the benefit and building up of the Church. KINGDOM (Mark 1:14-15, Luke 4:18-21) Addressing God’s concern for the poor by changing culture; being the light of the world beyond buildings and projects, wherever we are. FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIPS (Mark 3:13-15, 31-35) Living our lives together both nationally and locally. This is our outworking; it’s how we do it. We are a family (and family can be messy and real) so we belong. Thanks to the network, we can be wherever we’re needed, to support and encourage one another. The local church is a central part of God’s plan to transform the world so we need to do it together.


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New Wine are holding Prayer Ministry Training mornings for those who want to learn how to pray for other people in the power of the Spirit. Attendance at these events will also be considered as the basic qualification for being able to respond to any call to be part of the prayer ministry at the New Wine United conference this summer. We shall enjoy a time of worship, teaching about the theology of ministry, and a chance to give it a go.

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STAY CONNECTED

This magazine is just one of the ways you can connect with us. Here are some more. new-wine.org Find good news, inspiration and encouragement for you and your church: WEEKLY Stories on our Blog page 2-minute Thought for the Week Podcast FORTNIGHTLY In Depth Podcast series MONTHLY Prayer Diary*, Round-up emails*, United Teaching Podcast ALL YEAR ROUND Connect your passion to ours with 13 different Mission Areas from Accessible Church to Youth. Find Training opportunites including our Discipleship Year (18-24 year olds), Prayer Ministry, Worship and Wholeness (mental health) networks. Get Resources including small group DVDs, kids’ curriculum, webinars, worship CDs & teaching. *Subscribe at new-wine.org/account under Communications.

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I know we have released people into worship-leading situations they haven’t been ready for. I’d rather that than to have never released someone for fear of them not being ready’

There’s great joy in seeing people grow in their gifting and step into what God’s calling them to. Lauren Harris encourages us to invest in the next generation of worship leaders. My journey as a worship leader began when I was around 14. Despite my age and lack of experience I was given an opportunity to learn and grow by leading worship and receiving feedback. I’m so thankful for those who took the time to give me feedback, even when it was constructive! One of the best things I have done as a worship leader is to invest in new worship leaders. Over the past 10 years at St Aldates we have had the opportunity to encourage and strengthen over 20 interns and many other volunteers who have come through our community. It’s always rewarding to hear how God is using them both within the church and outside it. INVEST TIME AND ENERGY. People aren’t always forthcoming about their gifting or passion – particularly in churches where there is already an established team of people leading worship. It’s important to keep our eyes open and ask God to lead

us to those he wants to raise up. Making friends with people is key to discovering what God has called them to. We must be prepared to invest our time and energy in these relationships. CHARACTER OVER GIFTING. I’ve noticed that people are always at the front of the queue for opportunity if their gifting is good, yet those who have good character but their gifting needs work often lag behind. We need to find opportunities for those growing in gifting to lead worship outside of the main church meeting: a small group or another gathering where there’s less pressure and they won’t feel as daunted. ENCOURAGE SHADOWING. Worship is never about us so let’s allow others to lead alongside us. Encourage emerging worship leaders to shadow you. Perhaps invite them to band rehearsals to learn how to lead a band or watch as you guide people through following the lead of the Holy Spirit. This doesn’t mean waiting until they are perfect and can’t possibly make a mistake! It’s important to release people into situations where you are fully behind them and environments that NW MAGAZINE FEB 2018

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they are emotionally and spiritually able to cope with. This doesn’t mean that they are perfect musically – character always before gifting. Occasionally I know we have released people into worship-leading situations they haven’t been ready for. I’d rather that than to have never released someone for fear of them not being ready. A NEW PERSPECTIVE. One 18-year-old was so keen for what God had for him but didn’t quite have the experience and maturity to step out and lead. As I tackled the conversation head on and said that perhaps there was some more ground to cover before he led worship again, tears began to fall from his eyes. I realised how much it meant to him to follow this dream that God had put in his heart. This moved me to strive to give all that we could to him in the coming months to allow him to move forward. Over the next season we saw huge growth in his understanding of who he was as a child of God – this completely changed the way he led worship. That year we saw him grow in intimacy with Jesus. We took him with us to witness God at work as we led worship and co-led with him often, taking more of a backseat role as time went by. We talked him through the process of meeting God in a time of worship and shared the tough times of when we struggled with the call to lead. One of the greatest joys is being able to worship with this guy on team. His heart for God inspires me and makes me long for greater intimacy with Jesus. IN AWE OF GOD. Let’s be ready to push people further ahead than we are. The greatest joy for me in raising up worship leaders has been seeing them lead worship fully running in the power of God and the flow of the Spirit. With such perseverance and readiness for whatever God calls them, to I’m in awe of what God can do.

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As the Church, we must invest in the next generation. We must make young people a priority. They are the Church of tomorrow and we need to come alongside them and listen to their passions and dreams. Young people are often having music lessons, discovering who they are and investing in their passions, so what a privilege to draw them into the most beautiful musical experience that is the worship of God.

LAUREN HARRIS

Lauren is Worship Director at St Aldates in Oxford, a community committed to discovering and growing a heart for worship and prayer formed by God’s word. She is married to Luke and they have two sons, Sammy and Jonah.


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Simply put, the more people that go to a Christian church in America, the worse off the city is!’

Kris Vallotton tells the story of Redding – one of the worst American cities to live in 2008 – and encourages us to take The Lord’s Prayer literally to see heaven on earth in our communities. In the darkest epoch in human history, Jesus Christ had the audacity to teach us a prayer so powerful that it defies human reason. His words, spoken against the backdrop of adversity, would be remembered as The Lord’s Prayer. Jesus turned to his tattered brigade of spiritual warriors and said, “Pray that my Father’s kingdom would come and his will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven” (Matthew 6:10). Was this prayer intended to be prayed by billions and yet only to be experienced by a few in some distant eternity? I don’t think so! Jesus expected us to believe that we could pull heaven down to earth. CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION. In his bestselling book, When Heaven Invades Earth, Bill Johnson calls the body of Christ back to our supernatural roots. He challenges all Christians to walk in signs and wonders as Jesus clearly teaches. But Jesus never meant for miracles to be an end in themselves, but rather an invitation into a superior Kingdom – a catalyst to cultural transformation. Jesus said to the cities of Chorazin and Bethsaida, “if the miracles that occurred in you had occurred in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes” (Matthew 11:21). And to the city of Capernaum, “if the miracles had occurred in Sodom

which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day” (23). Our Lord’s message is clear: the most important manifestations of miracles is a world in revival. Supernatural works are a major component to revival, but miracles alone don’t always lead to city transformation. How does heaven invade earth in a way that earth becomes like heaven? THE CHURCH DILEMMA. One of the things I learned when I was writing Heavy Rain, a book dedicated to cultural transformation, is that church attendance is not synonymous with city transformation. In fact, demographically the US cities that have the greatest Christian, church-going population also have the worst social statistics (with the exception of a few). Simply put, the more people (percentage-wise) that go to a Christian church in America, the worse off the city is! I call it the ‘huddle effect’. Jesus said, “You are the light of the world, a city set on a hill that can’t be hidden” (Matthew 5:14). The challenge is that believers have become the light of the church, not the world. The church has become a basket that reduces the light to the four walls of the church. Consequently, while the light gets brighter and brighter, the world grows darker and darker. Jesus wants the Earth to look like Heaven so that the kingdoms of this world become the Kingdom of our God. It’s going to take more than miracles to disciple nations. The ministry that grows a church is different from the ministry that heals a community. NW MAGAZINE FEB 2018

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If we’re going to be the church beyond the fo we can’t ignore the reality of the state of our fix it all, but you can do something’

THE REDDING STORY. In 2008, Redding in northern California was ranked among the worst cities in America to live in. Our church of 9,000 people, in a city of 90,000, was having little effect on the social statistics of our community. We knew we could not solve the problem by ourselves, but we had to do what we could. The first part of our new strategy was to give 10 per cent of our outreach tithe to our city every month, and let our city leaders decide how to disperse it. Our goal was to build trust and meet the pressing needs of our community.

Auditorium. It was costing the city $1.8 million a year just to keep the doors open. The Lord had been speaking to the team at Bethel Church about managing the Auditorium. The plan was to start a non-religious, non-profit public benefit corporation, and use it to run the convention cent as a secular venue. We would relocate our first-year ministry school there during the day, and continue the secular entertainment in the evenings and on weekends. Not only would Redding save $1.8 million with our plan, but the city would also gain $240,000 rent per year.

We were not trying to buy influence or force our agenda on anyone. We had no agenda. After a few years, we proposed another plan to our city manager: we would put our 2,000 ministry students to work every week in our city doing whatever it took to help make Redding amazing. I could tell that he was initially skeptical. It took a while before we got it right. We failed miserably the first year, so we ended up building a management structure around the programme and the results were stunning. Soon our city was assigning us greater responsibility and more meaningful projects.

The day came to present our plan to the Redding City Council in a public forum. To our surprise, the place was packed with people from the opposition. A coalition of citizens in our community were afraid that we would turn the convention centre into a church, and eventually our city would look like Mormon Utah. They were carrying picket signs and they even hired several cheerleaders to lead the crowd in chanting against us. The Redding City Council voted 4-1 to accept our proposal. The crowd was furious, and now we faced the tough task of showing that we could make it all work.

FACING OPPOSITION. Redding was becoming a nicer place to live in, but financial woes continued to plague our community. Finally, out of desperation, the Redding City Council decided to close our Civic

WINNING PEOPLE OVER. Our goal was to make the Civic Auditorium an excellent experience for everyone. We spent $500,000 remodelling the building and hired an almost entirely new staff. For the first two

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years, the community scrutinised everything we did. But as time went on, their fear of a ‘religious takeover’ evaporated in light of the obviously improved experience they were having. In our third year of managing the building we finally began to win the praise of our community. In fact, many of the people who had protested against us came back and apologised to our team. Our city manager even said openly, “This is the best the convention centre has been run in 43 years!” If we’re going to be the church beyond the four walls of a building, we can’t ignore the reality of the state of our communities. You can’t fix it all, but you can do something. Jesus fed 5,000 people with a little boy’s lunch. Find creative ways to help your community feel the love of Jesus and see the light of his revelation in ways that heal. Together we can see history become his story. KRIS VALLOTTON

Kris is Senior Associate Leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California, and Co-founder of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. He is a keynote speaker at our National Leadership Conference from 27 February – 1 March 2018 at Harrogate Convention Centre. @kvministries

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BODY, SOUL & SPIRIT

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“ HEALTH IS THOUGHT OF IN TERMS OF WHOLENESS, AND WELL-BEING, LIFE, STRENGTH, AND SALVATION… WHAT MODERN MAN CONFINES TO THE BODY, THE BIBLE EXTENDS TO THE WHOLE OF MANS BEING AND REL ATIONSHIPS. IT IS ONLY WHEN MANS BEING IS WHOLE AND HIS REL ATIONSHIPS RIGHT CAN HE TRULY BE DESCRIBED AS HEALTHY” John Wilkinson, The Bible and Healing

Our Wholeness events are hosted by Christy and Katharine, who share from personal experience and provide insight into the meaning, purpose and goal of healing. What does it look like to break stigma and become places of refuge and healing, believing God is our healer and not disregarding people who continue to fight mental illness in the absence of healing? Whether you are struggling personally, are caring for someone, are a Church leader, healthcare worker, or would like to learn how to serve the world around you in this area, these days will encourage and equip you.

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‘The need for connection of divine Spirit to human spirit is how the Creator has wired us’

Union with God is our lifeline, made possible through the power of the Holy Spirit. Mark Aldridge urges us to keep seeking and making space for people to connect. Last year in rural England I saw a woman prayed for who just days before had broken her ankle. So certain was she of her healing that she took off the protective boot that the hospital had told her to wear for six weeks and stand on one leg to prove the strength of her ‘broken’ ankle! As an ex-paramedic, I admit to being just a little concerned. Two days later she went back to the hospital and x-rays confirmed that there was no longer any fracture or need to wear the boot. Over the years I have seen countless such healings as a result of prayer. Heart valves and blind eyes have been healed and cancerous growths have disappeared after prayer in the mighty name of Jesus. I have seen medical verification in the above cases. REPRESENTING JESUS. Hebrews 13:8 tells us ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.’ This means he’s just as loving, powerful, compassionate and able as he has ever been. The key difference between now and the days when Christ walked the earth clothed in

human flesh is that God reveals himself through us: the body of Christ. It is our privilege to represent Jesus to the world and in so doing to give people an encounter with God. The only reason I have seen so many healings is because I have prayed for many thousands of people. Many of them, perhaps the majority of whom, did not get healed. I have only seen hundreds healed because I have seen thousands not healed. The challenge is this: will we keep believing the promises of God when we are disappointed or even heartbroken? TAKING UP OUR CROSS. Jesus seems to be too highly aspirational for his people. In John 14:12 Jesus says to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, if anyone has faith in me they will do what I have been doing, indeed they will do even greater things than these”. This is just one example of the promises God gives us that I maintain should keep us heavily leaning into the signs and wonders that witness to the gospel, even when our experiences scream painfully that reality seems a lot different. Perhaps this is part of what it means to take up the cross daily. It is the lack of clarity and the foggy mystery of ambiguity that makes present suffering so hard to bear.

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WHEN HEALING DOESN’T HAPPEN. Why was that loved one not healed? Why was that person healed while another is not? I have no easy answers but I know this much: not once over the past 30 years has a person said to me after prayer that they wish they had not been prayed for. Many who were not healed physically testified to a deep peace, a knowledge of being loved or, in some way, an encounter of divine presence. I am not trying to excuse a lack of physical healing but rather to testify that even when prayer is not answered as we might long for it to be, it still makes deep impressions on the soul. The Holy Spirit never leaves prayer offered in faith without bringing some response of love, peace or presence. A DIVINE CONNECTION. The need for connection of divine Spirit to human spirit is how the Creator has wired us. The human soul longs for this intimacy of union with God and it is so often through calling on the Holy Spirit that people experience this most vital lifeline.

ENABLING TRANSFORMATION. For my role with New Wine I travel the length and breadth of the country teaching leaders and churches how to minister in the loving power of the Holy Spirit. I believe there is nothing more vital for the well-being of people’s souls. Why have the New Wine leadership released me to do this? Surely because nothing we offer, however good or true, can replace the transformation enabled by encounter with the Living God.

MARK ALDRIDGE

Mark is Director of Church Leadership Development for New Wine. He teaches and works with church leaders and their teams on developing the ministry of the Holy Spirit, strategies for growth, helping to resolve conflict, building a leadership team and mentoring. mark.aldridge@new-wine.org

It is this encounter that we must keep seeking. It can indeed happen through good teaching and in numerous other ways. But let us not give up taking every opportunity to lay hands on others and pray ‘Come Holy Spirit’. When we gather we need to make space for prayer ministry just as expectantly as for sung worship or teaching. GOD IN THE SILENCE. Some years ago I was asked to preach at a church in Finland where the vicar instructed me ‘not to do any of that strange Holy Spirit stuff’. I asked if it might be okay just to leave a time of silence after I finished speaking. The vicar agreed. As I did so, something like a powerful blanket descended on the people and a deep peace rested on them. The silence and stillness was thick with God. It got me in trouble with the vicar but more importantly it touched hearts and people encountered God.

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YOUR STORIES A POWERFUL DREAM ‘On the first night at the Kids’ Leaders’ Summit we were praying for a big, brave vision for our ministry. That night I had a fantastic dream where I was in our local park with my children and a pride of lions arrived. I was anxious and protective of the children but the children recognised the lions, greeted them and played joyfully with them. I learned from them to trust the lions and joined in. I am sure it’s a vision for how I must

introduce the children to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, but also let them fully interact and join in myself. I can be too risk adverse and stand between the children and God. This, as well as lots of aspects of the teaching at the Summit, has really impacted me and my ministry and has sent me back to the children re-inspired and ready to see the dream fulfilled spiritually.’

RESPONDING TO GOD ‘I’ve been a Christian for many years but felt distant from God. I was becoming a total workaholic to the detriment of my friends, family and my faith. I had asked for help half-heartedly from the Lord. I now know he had already answered me in many ways but it wasn’t until the Women’s Day in London that I listened. I nearly didn’t go and didn’t book my ticket until the week before. I knew there was a reason I had received a reminder about it on Facebook and

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why I felt the need to be part of the day. I did not know what to expect or what would happen. I went forward for prayer at the invitation of one of the speakers, Arianna Walker. The woman who prayed with me seemed to know what I was going through. It was so refreshing and positive. I now feel it’s not about getting to the end, it’s about the journey, small steps, growing, communicating and listening to the Lord. I can’t wait for United in July.’


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FREEDOM FROM FEAR ‘I came to the Leadership Conference with a sense of excitement for a time of renewal and refreshment, something I had not experienced for a long time. I was not disappointed! As a retired but still active priest I had healing prayer for some long-standing issues from ministry and felt free finally. As a priest, I have found much fulfilment, but when things become difficult you can end up with feelings of failure and self-condemnation. I received prayer to be

A STEP OF FAITH ‘I opened the New Wine magazine 10 days before the Women’s Day in London and saw the advert. God told me to come, so I booked. I had no expectations but knew that I had done the right thing. I used to live in London but now find it rather daunting, and as I find walking a challenge, was apprehensive about the journey. I chose a seat near the front and felt comfortable. The whole day impacted me greatly. I was able to listen to the speakers, worship and pray and

free from these burdens and I sensed a real release. I have also watched my mother gradually deteriorate from dementia until she died and have often wondered whether I would go the same way. It became a real fear. At the Conference, someone prayed for that fear to be taken away and I felt a definite peace. In New Wine I have finally found the network of support and encouragement that we need.’

talk with others, all of which was incredibly liberating. God told me I was brave and I realised that I was shaking during Lucy Peppiatt’s talk. At first, I put it down to caffeine, but by the prayer time realised that the Holy Spirit was giving me strength. God is giving me more compassion and strength to continue working, both in my volunteer and work capacity with young people as I remember to lie down in green pastures and allow him to guide my steps (Psalm 23).’

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ACCESSIBLE CHURCH ONE DAY CONFERENCE

10 MARCH 2018 Holy Trinity Church, Leicester TICKETS: £15

This one day conference will empower church leaders, volunteers and communities to make church more accessible and inclusive for individuals with additional needs. The day will include both teaching and practical application as well as ideas for how to make your local church accessible for all children, youth and adults.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: NAOMI GRAHAM, LINDSAY MELLUISH, PHILIP EVANS, LOUISE ANDERSON & HEATHER GRAHAM

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Do you want to see your nation changed? Did you know New Wine has a free and growing network for all in leadership? Our Leadership Network exists to connect and support leaders and churches within their local communities – with the ultimate aim of seeing our nation changed! Be part of this vision; find out more and join today!

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DO YOU HAVE A JOB VACANCY TO FILL?

THERE’S A SUCCESSFUL ‘FIND A JOB’ SERVICE ON THE NEW WINE WEBSITE. Find a Job gives churches (and other organisations) a quick and easy way to advertise jobs, with access to a large target audience. You can use this service to advertise church leaders’ appointments, as well as all other roles within the church (including worship, youth, children’s and community work, internships, managerial, administrators and other support roles).

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THE START OF A YOUTHQUAKE

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We’ve seen young people go home from our youth residentials and encourage their whole family to be baptised – and they have!’

The Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2017 was youthquake, defined as ‘a significant cultural, political or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people’. Lee Kirkby encourages us to take youth ministry seriously WHERE ARE YOU A YOUTH LEADER? I’m Head of Youth and Children’s Work at The Belfrey, next door to York Minster. We are a large, vibrant community and we love playing our part in serving God’s transformation of the north. I oversee all our 0-18s ministry and I also lead the morning family congregation on Sundays. WHAT DOES THIS INVOLVE? I spend a lot of my time at our Youth and Children’s Centre, The Storehouse. A couple of years ago a redundant garage became available near to the city walls and my eye was constantly drawn to the building. One day a guy emailed me saying his charity was winding up and asked if I could make use of £15,000! God’s provision enabled us to renovate this space which is now a Youth and Children’s Work Centre. Most days of the week the venue is used for groups

of all ages, equipping disciples and reaching and serving the local community for Jesus. We came up with the name The Storehouse after reading Malachi 3:10, ‘”Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”’ Our venue isn’t huge but we’re encouraged to see God’s blessing overflow from it: young and old coming to faith, people being baptised and lives transformed. WHAT’S YOUR PASSION? My family must be number one. My girls are adorable and we have loads of fun on ‘daddy days’. If I wasn’t in ministry I think I’d be a business owner. I like being the ‘what can be’ in every situation, seeing potential in every area of life. I like being entrepreneurial, resourceful and generous – sharing what God has given us to bless and encourage others – and to create environments where new and young leaders can thrive in opportunities of leadership.

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WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES OF YOUTH MINISTRY? It depends where you are and who you commit your time to serving. I think if you’re a lone youth worker a key challenge is loneliness in ministry. The field of people around youth workers is limited – a group of like-minded people who can support, encourage and bounce ideas off. That’s why I’m beginning to build a New Wine network of youth leaders.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE JOYS? Seeing young people fall in love with Jesus and having the privilege of introducing them to him and seeing them walk with him. We try to model strong family – doing life together whether enjoying it or struggling. Youth ministry demands your all. It’s family. Young people want to see change. We’ve seen young people go home from our youth residentials and encourage their whole family to be baptised – and they have!

I am keen to encourage and support youth workers to make sure their work has a high profile in their church. Youth ministry needs not to be the patronised side dish of a church’s mission. Lack of resources is a big challenge. If you want to know how important youth ministry is for your church, look what proportion of the general budget is spent on young people. But you don’t need an expensive building or a bouncy castle; your best resource is people – your team. It’s about seeing everything as a resource, being innovative and creative. We need more of this in the Church. There are people willing to give, they’re just waiting for someone to ask.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING AS HEAD OF MINISTRY FOR YOUTH FOR NEW WINE? It is an exciting opportunity to see and experience all that God is doing in our nation and across the network of New Wine churches. I’d love to encourage youth ministries across the land and to help New Wine churches see how their youth work can actively play a part in seeing our nation changed. We’re starting to build a network of youth leaders. The aim is to gather and link those involved in youth ministry across the New Wine family so that we can support each other and share ideas and stories.

A challenge for us as the Church is how to present the gospel as life-saving. Young people today have access to all the things that the world says will fulfill us – yet they’re more unfulfilled than ever. People don’t know they need a Saviour. We’ve got to keep preaching the truth of the gospel. ‘Entertainment is the devil’s substitute for joy’, said the evangelist Leonard Ravenhill. Youth ministry will not thrive on the security blanket of entertainment. It’s the gospel that saves and we need to make sure that we share this message and give people the option to respond regularly. We’re addicted to the entertainment factor but it’s never going to satisfy. I think young people are craving something more. Our youth work must be defined by our commitment to the word and the power of the Holy Spirit to change lives.

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LEE KIRKBY

Lee is Head of Youth & Children’s Work at The Belfrey, York, and Head of Youth Ministry for New Wine. He and his wife Rachel have two daughters, Amara and Phoebe. @kirkbylee

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RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

BOOKS INTENTIONAL MENTORING: EMPOWERING A GENERATION ONE PERSON AT A TIME Paul Wilcox ‘Paul writes with honesty, vulnerability and integrity, out of the wealth of his experience. It is packed full of practical wisdom born from years of walking the talk.’ Jo Frost, Director of Communications and Marketing, Evangelical Alliance

A BETTER KIND OF INTIMACY: THE PRICE OF PORN AND HOW TO OVERCOME IT Jack Skett ‘Refreshingly honest, clear, inspiring and practical. This book is a vital contribution to the pursuit of holiness in a digital age.’ Gavin Calver, Director of Mission, Evangelical Alliance

‘If you want to lead in a way that will inspire the millennial generation, this is the book to read.’ Andy Smith, Creative Arts Team Leader, Ivy Church, Manchester THE DIARY OF (TRYING TO BE) A HOLY MUM Fiona Lloyd ‘This is such a friendly, encouraging book. With passion, honesty and occasional frustration, Fiona captures the struggles many of us have as we try to cope with the reality of children’s parties, two-year-olds’ tantrums and other children’s perfect parents, while desperately trying to follow Jesus.’ Bridget Plass, writer and speaker

BOOK GIVEAWAY! Simply email the title of one of the above books to mag@new-wine. org before 26 March 2018 for your chance to win a copy. One entry per person. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by 30 March 2018.

VIDEOS SYNC YFC ‘A series of short, engaging YouTube videos that encourage and give young people the tools to be Jesus’ hands and feet in their schools and colleges. Young people are the best evangelists to reach their peers. This resource is innovative in drawing out our deep-rooted desire to see our friends and family come to know Jesus.’ Lee Kirkby, Head of Youth & Children’s Work at The Belfrey, York, and Head of Youth for New Wine

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Recommended resources from New Wine to equip you for Kingdom ministry. Available now from new-wine.org

BOOKS YOUR KINGDOM COME Paul Harcourt, Mark Melluish, Christy Wimber, Chris Fox, Mark Bradford, John McGinley, James Emmerson, Jo Herbert

This book will help you see what God is doing in the world, covering the essentials of Kingdom life and how you can practically be involved. Our prayer is that, as you read and reflect on the topics covered, you will have a revelation of God’s plan, and of your own place in it that takes your breath away.

WALKING ON WATER

Paul & Becky Harcourt ❛A wonderful, inspiring book that tackles head-on some of the issues that stop us becoming all we can be in Jesus. Buy it, read it, live it, and overcome the obstacles that can so easily hold us back.❜ Gavin Calver, Director of Mission, Evangelical Alliance

MESSAGE:SEND

THIRD PERSON

“This is a gem of a read! Reading this book re-ignites my longing for intimacy with God and my understanding of how to keep on maturing. There is more for all of us and this book could unlock more of that for you.”

John Peters

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JOHN COLES

CHAIR OF TRUSTEES, NEW WINE

“A must read. Having ministered with Paul in conferences and in his church, I know that he writes from authentic and fruitful experience.”

❛John is a passionate and provocative evangelist and this is evident in Message:Send. It’s practical and challenges us to grow in confidence and purpose to communicate the good news of Jesus to a post-truth culture.❜ Chris Fox, New Wine Discipleship Year

ROBBY DAWKINS

PASTOR, SPEAKER & BESTSELLING AUTHOR

“A great tool for anyone wanting to go deeper in their relationship with God and grow in their maturity as a believer. I highly recommend it!”

Third Person first deals with common misconceptions and examines the Holy Spirit’s place in the Bible and God’s kingdom. The second section looks at the practicalities of doing what Jesus did on Earth. It ends with guidance on how to pray and welcome the Holy Spirit’s power. NICOLA NEAL

FOUNDER & CEO, REVELATION LIFE

Jesus promised that we would grow into fullness of life by His Spirit. Like many things in life, that growth is not linear, but happens in seasons and cycles. Neither is there simple set of steps to follow guaranteeing maturity – that would be too impersonal for a God who loves relationship. Instead, spiritual growth comes from understanding some basic spiritual truths more and more profoundly. We come back to the same places again and again, each time experiencing them more deeply. This simple, but profound approach to growing in God will reinvigorate your faith and answer many questions about how to develop a vibrant spiritual life.

About the Author Paul Harcourt leads All Saints’ Woodford Wells in NE London, with his wife, Becky, where they have served for 21 years. Paul is New Wine’s Regional Director for the London and East Region. Paul is involved in leadership training for renewed churches and regularly speaks at conferences in the UK and Europe.

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MISSIONSHAPED GRACE John McGinley

❛Making disciples matters. It’s an eternal investment of our time and energy. Rooted in passion and experience, John brings a refreshing perspective and practical application to help us do it!❜ Matt Summerfield, Urban Saints

GROWING IN CIRCLES Paul Harcourt

❛A quick and easy read, but profound in depth, giving a deeper revelation of Jesus. This book has really encouraged me to see the journey from intimacy to obedience as a continual cycle. It’s a growth tool that I really appreciate.❜ Mandy Muckett, Oikos International

Are you ready for a new, Holy Spirit-filled expedition? Are you ready to dig deep and see God move in exciting ways with your kids? Well grab a spade and get ready for… X-Cavate! is a curriculum from New Wine Kids that covers ALL our primary age, rock-themed groups. Following on from New Wine Kids curriculum for 0-4 year olds and 5-7 year olds, this book is especially for the wonderful Rock Solid (8-9s) and Boulder Gang (10-11s) groups. It’s especially written for 8-11 year olds (Key Stage 2) and we are so excited to see your children dig deep and find God’s treasure in a fun, interactive, Spirit-filled way, which could transform their lives forever! We want to share with YOU, the ideas, resources and vision God has given New Wine Kids, so that you can go on an exciting expedition with your kids groups to X-Cavate all the treasure God has for each of you!

8-11s Curriculum that your kids will dig!

This resource is jam-packed with: „ 10 exciting sessions for 8-11 year olds „ Interactive Bible Teaching „ Top Tips from the Our Place team on how to include ALL children

„ Online resources including PowerPoints, videos, crafts, family activities, party invitations, and much more to make your life so much easier! „ Response activities that are both quiet and lively – specifically designed so that the Holy Spirit has space to touch children at a level that is age appropriate

“Few things, if any, are more important for the health of the Church than high-quality children’s work. Those who lead children’s groups know what a difference great material can make to their regular sessions … this fantastic curriculum is the answer to their prayers, helping young people and leaders alike encounter Jesus in a way that may ignite their faith for a lifetime!” PAUL HARCOURT, national leader of New Wine

“Anna has created a great tool that brings a sense of worth to every child along their journey of faith. Whether you're a novice or an experienced leader, this resource is for you!” LISA LYALL, iKIDS GB

"In a day and age where discipleship is so critical to empowering a generation of kids to live godly and bold lives for Jesus it is a delight to come across such an excellent resource as X-Cavate! I highly recommend it.” PASTOR ANDREW SHEPHERD, edge church international, Melbourne, Australia

10-11

“Filled with all the tools you will need to minister to boys and girls, to help them encounter Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

YRS

8-9 YRS

RICK OTTO, head of New Wine Kids ministry

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X-CAVATE! Curriculum for 0-4s, 5-7s & 8-11s Anna Martin

HOME TIME Various

❛Anna Martin has produced resources that do all the thinking for you, weaving fun, biblical truth and Holy Spirit ministry into a curriculum that enables us to pick it up and deliver an impacting session, day after day.❜ Rachel Turner, Bible Reading Fellowship

❛This book of collected wisdom is an absolute treasure store – either to read from cover to cover or to dip into when the need arises. The invitation is to try something new and see what God chooses to do in the faith life of your family.’ .❜ Terry Clutterham, Scripture Union

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New Wine Magazine - Issue 68 - February 2018  

A new year, a new-style magazine! New Wine Magazine is published twice a year and provides encouraging stories, teaching, topical features,...

New Wine Magazine - Issue 68 - February 2018  

A new year, a new-style magazine! New Wine Magazine is published twice a year and provides encouraging stories, teaching, topical features,...