Prayer Spaces in Schools, Scotland, launched last weekend at the St. Mirren Football Club. About 60 youth schools, Alpha and SU workers enjoyed the surroundings of the Director's suite, hosted by Debbie Meehan, leader of 24-7 Prayer in Scotland. I was there with Phil and Catherine from the Prayer Spaces in Schools team to share some stories, offer practical wisdom and run a demo of some of the activities that we've used in a school prayer space.
Compared to the normal car load of resources we cart around, I managed to take 9 prayer stations in a suitcase on the plane, though Debbie did provide a bowl, stones, trays and sand. The idea of developing a "Prayer Room in a Suitcase" is very tempting! It proved to be a brilliant and inspiring day. There is a real buzz of mission activity in Scotland led by some very talented, creative and Godly people.
This Saturday, 5th, I'm off to Oxford to take part in the "Transform" one day event for Christians in Education in Oxford where I'll be helping to run a seminar on Prayer Spaces in Schools. More details here.
Then on Saturday 12th I'm leading a half day training event in Bristol for youth & children's workers, local church volunteers, and teachers. I'll be working with school prayer space practitioners Catherine, from Oxford, Joe from Gloucester and Jo from Cheddar so there will be loads of stories, examples and wisdom to draw on and I'm really looking forward to meeting up with lots of people and the whole experience of learning from one another. It's from 10 - 1:15 at Woodlands Church. For more info download the flyer (pdf)