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Youth Ministry Across The Continents

Eleven Youth Pastors From Ten Countries On The Key Building Blocks For Effective Youth Work Leadership In The Local Church Written by Fraser Keay who was based in a Rhiwbina Baptist church involved in youth ministry and Matt Gregor who was youth pastor for many years in City Temple church. Imagine you are invited to a packed one-day conference to hear from eleven experienced youth pastors from ten different countries. Many of them are still serving as local church pastors - men and women serving in different cultures and denominations. Each, in turn, takes half an hour to explain how…

Miracles from Heaven in Cinemas from June 10th

When Christy discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter's healing as she searches for a solution. An thus begins a film "Miracles from Heaven"(12A) is opening this Friday 10th June for 7 days at Cardiff Odeon and Cineworld. You can get the see the film starting this Friday 10th June Here are the showings in Cardiff - please check your local cinemas for details in your area:Cardiff OdeonFriday 10th June to Sunday 12th June at 17:30Monday 13th June to Thursday 16th June at noon.Cardiff CineworldDaily form Friday at 2100John…

Thy kingdom come: the power of praying through Pentecost

by Elfed Godding, director of Evangelical Alliance Wales For centuries, Christians in Wales have been praying "Your kingdom come", and at times the answers have been momentous, transforming lives and communities way beyond our borders. It's such a simple prayer, but has a profound impact. This shouldn't surprise us since we are asking for heaven's rule to be experienced on earth: "Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven."Our small nation is often referred to as 'the land of revival' – and not without good reason. Between 1735 and 1904 there was a Christian revival somewhere in…

Eric Burke is the chaplain of Velindre Cancer Centre

From Wales Online click here for the original article HIS work is different every day of the week.Through his 20 years as a hospital chaplain, Reverend Eric Burke has baptised a baby at 3am on Christmas Day, taken part in a patient’s wedding and conducted his share of funerals for patients.Based in the chaplaincy department of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board as a member of the chaplaincy team, he has worked in all the hospitals in Cardiff and has been Velindre ’s chaplain for 15 years.He used to work in the parish of St John the Baptist in…

Alpha set to launch new film series

Many millions across the UK have now been a part of the Alpha course a great introduction to the Christian faith. Many Churches in Cardiff have run Alpha in the past and as a result there are many who are now part of churches across the City.

Message Wales and New Eden Bus

Margaux Doey from Message Wales tells the story of our brand new Eden Bus Manager for Wales, Ricardo… We’re in a season of open doors. Yes, I know you’ve heard us use that phrase a lot recently, but a new Eden Bus is just another example of God’s blessing on the work of Message Wales. The idea of having an Eden Bus in Wales was something we originally thought would happen two or three years after launching. But after just three months we’d not only been gifted a bus by The Message, but its manager too by City Temple Church…

Rhiwbina Baptist Church Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

Later this month Rhiwbina Baptist Church (RBC) will be celebrating its 80 anniversary. April 9th to 10th with a special buffet style dinner, the launch of a new book of the story of RBC and hosting an open mic stories section of RBC over the years. To mark the celebrations Sue Barrow, a member of the church, has written a book about the churches history over the last 80 year of witness in the city and in North Cardiff.

Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards 2016

Do you know of an inspirational individual or group that has made a real difference to their area or to the lives of others? If so, why not nominate them for a Wales Volunteer of the Year Award? It's your chance to get these remarkable people the recognition they deserve. There are six categories for nominations: adult (25 years and over) young volunteer (under 25 years) 'green' volunteer (individual of any age who volunteers with an environmental organisation or project) trustee groups (two or more individuals, whether as an informal group or a formally constituted organisation) international (for individuals who…

Do miracles still happen today? At least one local Cardiff church says "Yes!"

I suppose a question that is often asked is do miracles do still happen today? Well many churches and Christians across Cardiff believe they do and one local Cardiff church has gone as far as recording a number of the miracles - big and small - that are happening in their local congregation. All Nations Church in Cardiff had set up a website called Testiminute.com on which they have videos of local church members and attenders who have a story to tell about their miracle. Here is just one of the many videos they feature on the site NOVEMBER 25,…

It's not easy being a Christian parent today!

Are you feeling a bit isolated? Slightly bewildered? Don’t worry. During schooling years this is normal. For a parent (as well as a child) the whole education experience can often seem complex, frustrating and even overwhelming. From choosing the right school, to dealing with the vast range of issues and options children face on the journey of education, it’s a challenge for every parent. Evangelical Alliance have developed a new website and booklet to inform you of your responsibilities and rights in education; and to encourage you to engage with school life more confidently. The common thread that links the…

"Risen" - New Movie to check out this Easter

“A high-ranking Roman soldier tries to prove the resurrection was a hoax” Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) is a harsh Roman Tribune whom many fear. Working under the notorious Pontius Pilate (Peter Firth), Clavius leads legions of Roman soldiers on a daily basis, from the battlefield to the city streets. Clavius is a very smart, skilled tribune who appears to have control over nearly every situation he faces. However, his world is turned upside down as he encounters the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Clavius is shaken by this experience, and after the body of Christ “disappears,” he is ordered by Pilate to…

Antonio says God has saved his life!

Antonio Carvalho says God has saved his life – several times. A nurse from Cardiff has told how he has overcome cancer, a tumour in the stomach and a severe lung condition. Antonio Carvalho, 38, also had testicular cancer when he was six – but that was only the first of what he believes were a few instances of God’s miraculous protection and power. Antonio, who attends Elim’s City Temple Church in Cardiff, revealed, “When it comes to healing, I am living proof that God heals. Thank God for doctors and nurses… but there’s power in prayer. “At the age…

Lent Prayer Guide for Cardiff

In 2015 The Net Cardiff (an initiative of Evangelical Alliance Wales), along with other organisations, set up a 40 day prayer initiative called “Seek God for the City.” They used some prayer resources sources from America but this year felt it was time we put together a resource specifically for Cardiff. The Net Cardiff have produced a 40 day prayer guide to help people pray effectively for the city over the lent period. The prayer guide will be available in three different formats a booklet available for £1 donation or online or via daily emails. If you are not yet…

New pack helps Churches to address domestic abuse

Christians are being encouraged to find out more about domestic violence and how it can be addressed in a new resource being launched by Christian charity Restored. The resource explains what domestic abuse is and practical steps the Church can take to address it. Restored works to end violence against women and wants to equip the Church to challenge attitudes and behaviours that perpetrate domestic violence. The Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester, an ambassador for Restored, said: "Love and relationship is at the heart of who God is. Joining in with God's work of transformation and hope begins…