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Engaging ideas to explore the Bible - in person and online

ROOTS resources have always been very flexible, being used in a wide range of congregations and groups. Now we're also giving advice to help subscribers get the very best of the resources in online gatherings and socially-distanced contexts. 


How does ROOTS help groups to explore the Bible?


As well as a range of sermon ideas every week, we publish In touch every Thursday - topical starting-points for sermons that reflect the week's news and key global issues.

Published every Thursday - see an example of In touch


Reflection and discussion

A thread of 'living out our faith' runs throughout the resources - encouraging us all to make connections between Sunday worship and our everyday lives and experiences.

See a sample week



Active worship

Engage different ages, learning preferences and spiritual styles. Incorporating a mix of activities into your service or your children's / young people's session will help you engage everyone. The selection varies each week - here's a flavour of what you might find:
  • pair or group conversation
  • displaying pictures or playing music as a stimulus
  • tactile activities (e.g. moulding a figure, cutting out newspaper articles, colouring)
  • craft
  • games
  • practical action to help others.

See one week's examples


Active prayer 

A diverse range of prayer activities enables everyone - young and old - to respond to the Scriptures and encounter God.

Read more about our prayer material



Very young children

To nurture our tiniest disciples in exploring the Bible passage, the Very young children resources offer a mix of craft, music and movement, and prayer activities.

See one week's examples




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