National Estate Churches Network

Category: Resources

  • Free Global Caring Films available to Live in Harmony with God’s Creation

    Care for the environment may have slipped a little below the media radar during the pandemic but this does not mean that climate change has been reversed or gone away. Despite the fact that travel has been greatly reduced at this time, summer temperatures in parts of the northern hemisphere have reached record highs this…

  • Hope Together -Talking Jesus course

    During COVID-19 the Talking Jesus course created by Hope Together will be free until the end of August 2020. This is a practical 6 session course which can now be shared with groups online about how to tell others about Jesus. Simply click here and follow the instructions to register your group to the free…

  • Faith Pictures – a fresh way to talk about things that matter

    If you are looking for a gentle, humorous and light-hearted course to run with a small church group we think you will like Faith Pictures. This 6 week has been designed by the Church Army. You can find out more about it on The idea of the course is to help Christians talk to…

  • Resources by NECN Founder, Laurie Green

    A very handy resource for any estate church leader or practitioner is Laurie Green’s blog on how to do theology. The website is This way of reflecting theologically on situations starts not with books but with actual experience. It is called the Pastoral Cycle. Below is his diagram outlining the process. Laurie gives a…

  • Jesus Shaped People

    Jesus Shaped People is a programme to develop the discipleship of small, estate churches and communities from social housing and inner estates. Sample resources can be downloaded from  Jesus Shaped People have been producing resources for churches now living with the fall-out from COVID-19. A link a video clip explaining more can be found…

  • Dollar Store Children’s Sermons

      Are you looking for inspiration for children’s sermons or an all-age service? Pastor John Stevens from Zion Lutheran Church, Oregon has some great ideas on hos blog Dollar Store Children Sermons . Each week Pastor John shares a video clip of his ideas around the Sunday readings. Sometimes he has a fully developed story…

  • Diddy Disciples – the Church at Home

      Diddy Disciples has produced some more lovely resources to help babies, toddlers and young children  worship God during Lockdown. To check these out visit and have a look at the Church at Home page. Resources include prayers, podcasts and ideas for creating your own worship at home.    

  • Sermons 4 Kids

    Do you need some new ideas for children’s sermons and reflections? Sermon 4 Kids make loads of great activities, lessons, colouring pages, games and crafts which are free to download. Each week  features a different Bible story with video recordings so do check it out!    

  • Roots Resources

    Many children’s and youth leaders use Roots resources to help them to get to know the Bible. There are also some free resources in response to COVID-19. To download these visit

  • Worship, Reflection & Prayer Resources

    Below you will find a number of liturgies and prayers to use for children and families on estates. House Blessing Liturgy   Debbie Collins from Holy Cross, Billesley has created this lovely liturgy for a house blessing.  Please visit Or, you can download a PDF file from the link below: house-blessing2   Postcards –…

  • Resources for Renewal

    Our friend Gillian Ahlgren, who spoke at the NECN Conferences a few years ago, is posting some excellent reflections on how we can spiritually flourish during this time of difficulty and crisis.  Read them here in the Resources for Renewal Blog.

  • Try Praying

    Try Praying is a resource for people who are not religious and don’t go to church. If you click on the caption to the above image you can download a free booklet. Alternatively you can visit to find out more.