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Table Talk is a conversational game. The idea is that a group of friends gather around a table and use the questions in the pack to explore some of life's deeper questions....


Table Talk for Easter is a conversational game written by Joanne Cox and Paul Griffiths. The game explores six themes from the Easter story: hope, evil, justice, forgiveness, suffering ...


Table Talk for Blokes is a conversational game. It is written by Carl Beach (from CVM) and Paul Griffiths (from the Ugly Duckling Company). The idea is that a group of friends gather ar...


Table Talk for Christmas (and New year) is an all age conversational game. Written by Lucy Moore (Messy Church), Joanne Cox (Methodist Church ) and Paul Griffiths (The Ugly Duckling Com...


Puzzling Questions is a pre-Alpha enquiry course. It explores the six questions often asked by those who are outside the church but interested in spirituality. Over six weeks delegates ...


Table Talk for Uni Students is a conversational game that creates space for friends to talk to friends about the big and not so big questions of life.In each game there are 6 themes and...


Table Talk for Messy Church is an all age conversational game written by Lucy Moore (Messy Church) and Paul Griffiths (The Ugly Duckling Company).Groups of 6-8 people gather around a ta...


Table Talk for forces is a conversational game. Written by those who have served or are serving in the Forces the game creates space for friends to chat with friends about the big and n...


Table Talk for 16-18's is a conversational game. In each pack there are six themes, for each of the themes there is an introduction and sixteen question cards.A group of six to eight pe...


Table Talk for Scotland is a conversational game that enables people to explore the big and not-so-big questions of life. In each game there are six themes with many questions per theme...


In a local community building or church, invite people who remember World War Two and host a singalong to Vera Lynn songs and similar artists from that period. include food or tea and ...


Setup a book of Remembrance and advertise to the community that it is available over the period of Remembrance day and Remembrance Sunday, to commemorate those who lost their lives in w...


Host a world war film night, and watch some of greatest war films. Combine it with food and invite your local community to attend. Reminisce with anyone there who has lived through war....


Host a world war era poetry night, include excerpts from famous books about war. Conclude the time with an act of remembrance such as lighting a candle, or use a creative prayer idea. K...


Invite your friends and neighbours to walk to, and between local War Memorial sites. Include an act of remembrance at each one. You could also invite them in for tea and coffee afterwar...


Invite your friends or families to a Halloween Bake-off. See who can produce the most elaborate light cakes, candle cakes, angel cakes and fun animal cakes. If children are involved ge...


Be kind. Be kinder than people expect. Give gifts away, open the door for people, smile at them, and be ready to listen when people are troubled....


Tell people how you became a Christian. Your story is unique, and gives people an insight into your journey to faith in Jesus. Remember it is a story, it needs a beginning, a middle, an...


Listen to people, whether you are at home, at school, at work, or in the community.Learn to actively listen. The posture you use, a quick nod of the head, eye contact as well as asking...


Ask people questions about themselves, their lives and their experiences. Taking an interest in others, helps build relationships with them, and shows care and attention. There are diff...


Offer to pray for people. As you go about your daily life, listen to others for opportunities to offer prayer. Perhaps David from the office has a sick father. Offer to pray for the s...


Be joyful in the way you do things or see things. Choose to be joyful, count your blessings and display the inner joy of knowing Jesus. If you don't feel joyful at the moment, ask God....


Be generous - Jesus has given us everything. We can in some way demonstrate this ourselves by being generous. People will want to know why you are helping them. You could give your time...


Invest time in discovering the culture of your local community, workplace etc. Spend time in the places, with the people you are hoping to reach. When seeking to evangelise in an area ...


It is important that our actions match our words, or in other words that we have integrity. Ensure that you are not just sharing Jesus but also showing his teaching in the way you beha...


You are more likely to share your faith with your friends than others. They are the people that God has put into your life, as you probably share interests and are more likely to have ...


Be Hospitable. Invite people into your home for food, a pamper evening, coffee, or perhaps to watch a film or a sporting event. It doesn't cost much to be friendly and hospitable, but t...


Forgive quickly. Whilst you can't ensure that people won't let you down, you can forgive quickly. In the workplace, with your neighbours, at the school gates refuse to hold a grudge. S...


Use Spiritual gifts. Ask God for Spiritual gifts, and use them as a sign for non-christians. Healing the sick, speaking prophetically into people's lives, offering wisdom etc. can all ...


Help people. Look for opportunities to bless others. Whether it is changing the lightbulb for an elderly neighbour or helping someone to move house, there are many ways to practically s...


Invite your neighbours to work off their Christmas lunch by joining you for a walk. Pray for natural opportunities to share your faith....


Open your house for Christmas celebrations. Invite your friends and neighbours. Provide food, canapés, drinks. Have a Christmas quiz, play a game sing along to Christmas songs....


Have a competition either with your friends or as a local church, to see who can decorate the outside of their homes to best show the real meaning of Christmas. Can you make it bright ...


Host a Christmas treasure hunt, either in your street or around the local church. Hide wrapped chocolates, candy canes, and then provide refreshments afterwards inside. Setup a Christ...


Invite your friends and neighbours to a Christmas Carol singalong. Use a CD or a musician for accompaniment, provide nibbles and refreshments....


Host a Eurovision Song Contest party. Invite your friends and neighbours, wear European fancy dress, provide European food. Setup a custom scoring system with your own fun categories ...


A group of blokes from a local church get together on a monthly basis at their local curry house. The purpose of the evening is to get together, eat and chat....


Set up a roving supper with you and two friends acting as hosts. Each person can invite friends and neighbours for this social event. Have the starter at one house, then travel togeth...


Select a group of friends and neighbours to play ‘come dine with me’. Take it in turns to host each other and have a vote on who was the best host. Provide a prize at the end. ...


Host a coffee morning to raise money for charity. Invite your friends and neighbours, provide coffee and cakes....


Hold a discussion group at your home. Set a topic each week and see how the conversations develop. Provide coffee and cake, or a meal....


Host a reading group at your house or a friends. Each read through a book over an agreed period of time, varying between a week and a month. Get together to discuss what you thought....


Invite your friends and neighbours to your home to watch a movie. You can make your house into a mini cinema by providing popcorn and fizzy drinks. Discuss the movie afterwards....


Invite your friends or neighbours to join you for an early morning bootcamp. Whether it is the parents at the school gate or your colleagues from work you’ll soon find people willing t...


You might like to get together with your church and other friends for a running club. Pick a time that is accessible to the most people and meet in a park, street or any other suitable ...


Invite a few of your workmates for a meal at a local restaurant or pub. ...


Setup a walking group meeting at your home. Invite your friends and neighbours to join you....


Setup a walking group with your colleagues at work. Make use of the lunch hour to get fit and get to know each other better....


With permission, email a thought for the day or week to your colleagues at work. Use a variety of sources, and find topics that are inspiring for the team, and that link to the Christi...


Choose a favourite worship CD and give it to a friend at work. Ask them what they thought of the album, and see how conversation develops....


Raise money for a charity at Christmas time by inviting a few colleagues to Carol sing at the office during lunchtime....


Run a Christmas quiz at your workplace. Mix in general Christmas and biblical questions....


With permission, borrow a room at lunchtime and host Christmas bible readings during advent. Email your colleagues and invite them to come along. Decide whether to use a simple transla...


Find out if you live near any of your colleagues and setup carpooling. Carpooling is where you share lifts to save money and reduce carbon emissions....


Give gifts to people at work, from tasty biscuits to DVD’s, find excuses to be generous....


With permission, setup a prayer box at work. With a clear sign, explain that you will pray for anyone’s needs, on a particular day of the week. Ensure they know that their requests rem...


Mould the culture of your workplace by modelling, kindness, goodness, justice, honesty etc....


Give a Christian book away to a work colleague. Prayerfully select a book that you think will be helpful for them. Think about the type and genre of the writing. A biography or a stor...


Setup a food club in your office. One person each week cooks and brings into the office lunch for the rest of the group. Each person contributes £1 to help cover the cost of the food....


The Table Talk for Christmas (and New year) app is an all age conversational game. Written by Lucy Moore (Messy Church), Joanne Cox (Methodist Church ) and Paul Griffiths (The Ugly Duck...


Hold a Christingle service in your church, invite the community, and local schools. A Christingle is a fun Christmas activity for families. It is made from an orange, red ribbon, a cand...


Say "thank you" to the Community Workers in your locality, by giving each of them a Christmas card. Try and find out their names, to make connections with each of them....


Invite your friend to you local church carol service. You could invite them to your house afterwards for a mince pie and a coffee, or for dinner....


Christmas is getting close, the shopping is done, all you need to do now is pick up the turkey. You are ready, but could you help a friend who is not?...


Here is a challenge for you...How many times can you wish others 'Merry Christmas' today. You could even have a competition with your friends, who will be the Christmas cheer champion?...


In one street, neighbours gathered together to celebrate Christmas in style, by creating their own street Advent calendar. Each of the 24 houses featured a different nativity scene in ...


Ask your work colleagues to join you for a lunchtime discussion group about Easter. Top Tips:• Think about the type of people coming to the group; try to make them feel relaxed.• Liste...


Raise money for a charity with a sponsored ‘Hymn Sing’. Create a list of well known Easter hymns and songs, and invite people from around the community to sponsor their favourite one, ...


Host an Easter service or event looking back at the good times in the past. Invite previous church attenders to join you, asking them to bring any old photos or stories they may have. ...


Invite your friends, families or neighbours to an Easter Bake-off. From giant Easter egg cakes, to the tomb recreated in marzipan, see who can re-create the meaning of Easter in cake fo...


Hold a special service, singing the best Easter hymns and songs. Invite the community and provide refreshments. Include a homily about the importance of Easter....


Invite your friends, family and neighbours to an Easter Party at your home. Give the party a 'new life' theme, include Easter games, food and drink.You could:Hire a chocolate fountain,D...


Invite a friend to an Easter service at your local church.You could:• Pray beforehand for the right opportunity to ask them, • Pray that they will agree to come.• Offer them a lift, and...


Help a friend explore the story of Easter, by purchasing one of the following films and lending it to them:• The Miracle Maker• The Passion of the Christ• The Bible, Passion episode – T...


Your colleagues will expect to see some tinsel on your desk at Christmas, but they would be surprised if you adorned your work area with Easter decorations. It doesn’t have to be a cru...


We can’t always find the right words to explain the Christian faith to our friends and colleagues, but we could always give away a book that does.There are several good books that expla...


As you celebrate the sacrifice of Jesus, give some of your time to help an elderly neighbour. From changing their light bulbs, to cutting their hedges, there is often something you cou...


Contact your local radio station and request your favorite Easter song, during Holy week....


Foster relationships with your neighbours by giving them an Easter card....


During Holy Week, post a famous Easter painting on Facebook or Twitter.Here is a list of 10 famous paintings to help:'The Procession to Calvary'- Ridolfo Ghirlandaio.‘Noli me Tang...


During Holy Week, post Easter poetry as your Facebook status. Search the internet for poems that eloquently explore Easter, and amaze your friends with your new found cultural heritage...


Here is a challenge for you. Can you take a photo that expresses Easter in a modern format, and post it onto your social network site? Use the tag ‘Easter is…’Think about:• What will ex...


The Table Talk for Easter app, is an all age conversational game written by Joanne Cox (Methodist Church ) and Paul Griffiths (The Ugly Duckling Company). The game explores six themes f...


As a church, purchase a large number of high quality silk roses, or heart balloons, and give them away in your community. Stand in a prominent location, and offer the flowers to passer...


Set up a high quality evening, with soft music, flowers and a nice meal. Convert your dining room into a restaurant, and invite your friends and neighbours for a free valentines meal. ...


Encourage people to talk about love, by posting a photo or picture that represents love. You could include more overtly Christian messages -Jesus showing his love through sacrifice, or...


Give something away for St Valentine’s Day. Show love through generosity. This could be something you currently own, or you could purchase a nice present for someone....


You may already give out flowers to mothers at church on Mothering Sunday, but why not try giving away flowers to mums in your community? Find a prominent location, buy some flowers, a...


Hold a pamper evening at your church for the women, or a smaller scale event for your friends at your home. Purchase luxury beauty items and get together with some refreshments. You c...


Organise a day out for some of the mums in your community, on a date around Mother's Day. You could provide transport, a light lunch, and a team to look after the children to give thei...


This Mother's Day, why not offer to babysit for a local mum you know well....


Connect with your community by organising, or taking part in a local summer fete. Many community groups will be present at events like these, but not many will offer creative, engaging ...


From tiddlywinks, to hiring sumo suits, there are many unusual sports activities that could make a community day fun, different and exciting. Create a splash in your local area, by dev...


Organise and advertise a community beach trip with games, food, sandcastle competitions and activities for all ages. If you want to keep this activity simple. encourage the community ...


Could you organise a street party in your area? You could invite all of your neighbours to take part, and seek permission to close the street. Alternatively if available, you could us...


Make use of the warmer weather to fundraise for community organisations. From sponsored walks to cakes sales, there are many ways that you can raise money. Try to offer an activity that...


In each pack there are six themes, for each of the themes there is an introduction and sixteen question cards. A group of six to eight people gather around a table, the group decide whi...


In each pack there are six themes, for each of the themes there is an introduction and sixteen question cards. A group of six to eight people gather around a table, the group decide whi...


In each pack there are six themes, for each of the themes there is an introduction and sixteen question cards. A group of six to eight people gather around a table, the group decide whi...


The Table Talk for Scotland app is a conversational game that enables people to explore the big and not-so-big questions of life. In each game there are six themes with many questions p...


Table Talk for forces app is a conversational game. Written by those who have served or are serving in the Forces the game creates space for friends to chat with friends about the big a...


Table Talk for Uni Students app is a conversational game that creates space for friends to talk to friends about the big and not so big questions of life. Each app includes six themes t...


'Table Talk' is a conversational game, available in a range of editions. 'Table Talk for Third Agers' is designed for the actively retired, or those going through changes in life or sta...


Men often like a challenge, so why not setup a 'Dads Olympics'. Gather a range of fun challenges for the dads to complete with their children, such as: egg throwing and catching, Best b...


Organise a men’s evening for Father’s day. Give the dads an evening off to spend some time together. You could: hold a quiz evening; go ten-pin bowling; eat a curry; hold a ...


Do something fun for Father’s day. Bacon butties, a Harley in church, inter-church 5 a side football contest, race to assemble a flat pack table, hold a quiz, build the tallest Lego to...


Outside your church or at a suitable street side location, create a ‘Man cave’. A ‘Man cave’ is a designated area deliberately filled with all things stereotypic...


Organise a sponsored bike ride for Father’s Day to raise money for a local charity. Find a suitable location to start from, and end the ride at your church building providing refr...


This idea will take some preparation, so you may want to start preparing it for Father's Day next year.Set up a shed in a prominent location in your town or city centre. Include a small...


Beef up this year’s Father’s Day with a big breakfast. Either invite friends with families around to your house, or host a big breakfast at church before a fun and engaging ...


What could be simpler than an ad hoc gathering at the local park? Take equipment with you to play games and sports. Invite the dads in your community, your street or at work to join you...


Find your nearest woodland, forestry commission location or even a large park. Start by challenging the children to find the best walking stick (not necessarily the largest - discourag...


Many a father-child project has later caused a now older child to look back with fond memories on the time spent with their fathers. Why not organise a soapbox car challenge with your ...


Get together with other dads and organise a rough camping weekend for fathers and their children. Find a friendly local farmer, or visit a minimal facility campsite. Cook over a simpl...


Do you know a local Carpenter, Graphic Designer, first aider, bike maintenance guru, basic car maintenance chief, Web Designer, or even someone who can cook the perfect steak, or cultiv...


Organise a large-scale powder paint fight. Ask permission to use a school field or local green space, buy a number of boxes of powder paint and invite local young people to take part (...


Invite your community to take part in a rounders tournament. Form teams from streets or community organisations. Use local sports facilities or a large field, and provide basic refresh...


If you have a church with land attached, or can get permission at a community location, why not transform a small area into a beach. Buy in some sand, paddling pools, and create a beac...


Hold a series of ‘Crafternoons’ during the summer months at your home. Buy craft equipment, invite families and produce engaging creations based around different stories. Te...


Create a community mural exploring what it means to be part of your town, using chalk. Take photos of the artwork (with permission) as it is completed. Invite people to see the photo&rs...


Retell the story of creation in a prominent community location using a 'Flash Mob'.  Use dance, and an upbeat song such as the Rend Collective’s ‘Create in me’. T...


Talk with your town or community council and find out if there are any community projects in the area that you could take part in. Paint a fence, a playground, pick up litter, tidy an a...


Organise a tug of war contest at a local green space, with pre-registration of local sports teams and organisations. Include simple live music and refreshments to make it into a full su...


Recreate the atmosphere of the Mediterranean with a warm summer's evening of food, music, and laughter. Whether you prefer the Meze of Greece, or the Tapas of Spain, there are a number ...


Organise a picnic followed by a water fight, for families in your street.You could:• Include a game such as capture the flag. This involves two bases, each with a removable flag and tw...


Organise a community event to exchange unwanted/unneeded items. Advertise with flyers and word of mouth invitations. Encourage people to bring items that they no longer need and are pre...


If you have the available funds, why not create a fun afternoon that your community will love. Hire items such as a surfing simulator, Sumo Suits, a Bouncy Castle, and provide them fre...


‘Who am I?’ is an activity that could be used as part of a holiday club. You could get volunteers from your church, the children’s parents and the community to dress u...


Organise a scavenger hunt using photos of your local area as clues.  Participants follow each clue to lead them on a set route around your community.You will need to...Place a seri...


Create a splash by organising a pool party for you, your friends and their children. You could book the local leisure centre. If a friend has a pool (unlikely but possible) then borrow ...


Why not invite your friends and community to join you in a sponsored ‘Hungry Games’ to raise money for a charity that provides food and water for the poorest people groups, ...


Hold a festival in your local church, or community centre to celebrate God’s provision of food. Include a large poster that thanks God for his provision, using the words of a well...


Setup a Fairtrade coffee morning, see ‘Traidcraft Big Brew’ focusing on harvests in other parts of the world. Include information stands and leaflets about places in the wor...


Engage local church, community artists or local school art departments, to create paintings, sculptures or art installations using food, with the title,” ‘Harvests of Hope.&...


It is more challenging to realise the significance of Harvest in urban locations. With agreement from your local town council, plant a selection of fruit trees in a suitable communal ar...


This year the Rugby World Cup is hosted by England. October 31st 2015 is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the final of the rugby world cup instead of Halloween, with a fun family ...


As a family, could you find out if there are any elderly or vulnerable people, who might be scared by the Halloween ‘trick or treaters’, and look after them for the evening?...


Why not organise a superhero party for the 31st October, at your home or the church building, as an alternative to Halloween. Invite your friends and neighbours. You could: Create chall...


A year-long evangelism initiative to invite one friend or stranger to church every week for a year....


On a Monday morning many of us are asked by friends, neighbours, colleagues and family members what we got up to yesterday or on the weekend. All to often it is easier to talk about eve...


The Table Talk for Rugby app, is a conversational game written by specifically for Rugby Union fans. The game explores six themes related to Rugby: Clubs, The Game, FanZone, Post Game A...


The Table Talk for Women app, is a conversational game written by Sharon Lancer, Julie Andrews and Louise Clewer. The game explores six themes: Girls' Night In, Superwoman, Tough Nuts T...


The Table Talk app is a conversational game for adults that is free to download from the Apple App Store. As you get together to play on of the 6 themes, conversations will flourish and...


Life is full of questions. Some are superficial and easy to answer, and others require our time and attention. Written by those who work with young people, it gives players an opportuni...


Table Talk for Women is a conversational game written by Sharon Lancer, Julie Andrews and Louise Clewer. The game explores six themes: Girls' Night In, Superwoman, Tough Nuts To Crack, ...


'Table Talk' is a conversational game, available in a range of editions. 'Table Talk for Fourth Agers' has been designed for those you are 70+.In each box there are six themes to explor...


This idea comes from Evangelism Consultant Belinda Lakelin, who works for the Baptist Association of NSW and ACT in Australia. Here is what Belinda has to say about the event she ran: A...


Paul Wallington, chaplain at St Swithun’s School, needed visitors. He was trying to spread the word that the students at St Swithun’s could go speak with him about anything ...


The nature of St Swithun’s School chaplain Paul Wallington means he spends a lot of time considering the faith development of children and teenagers. Through his work as a school ...


In the included video, watch St Swithun’s School chaplain Paul Wallington describe a school-wide project to further connect the students and staff at St Swithun’s with the s...


There are so many ways we can share our faith because Jesus demonstrated so many effective models. One that Paul Wallington, St Swithun’s School chaplain, has adopted is all about...


The Reality Bus is a youth centre on wheels. It has the games, the technology, the space, the youth workers and, of course, the kettle. It has a DJ deck, video games, nail polish, cards...


The Reality Youth Bus works with young people across Leicester as a mobile youth centre. It works to build connections between the young people and their communities and to spread messa...


Evangelism is chameleonic, changing and transforming based on the many factors that make up a specific context. According to the group of youth ministry professionals in this video, how...


In this video, Oxygen employees consider they ways their work in the community reflects on Christianity, and what it means to build a positive perception of faith in everyday life....


Oxygen is a Youth for Christ centre that works in a London borough. The organisation focuses on how it can meet young people’s practical needs. Watch the video to see how Oxygen&r...


St Madoc is a youth centre in south Wales, just off the coast near Llanmadoc. The Gower is an amalgamation of incredible and varied scenery, and it’s where groups go to learn, gro...

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