All the Difference in the World – People of Service and Outreach

9.3.2016 | Fit for Purpose, Bible Study, Congregational Life,

The Fit for Purpose theme for 2014/15 focuses on the Church as a people of service and outreach.

The All the difference in the world resource follows the format of previous years' materials comprising of six sessions, adaptable for use in Bible study groups, midweek meetings or Sunday services.

Focusing on the letter of 1 Peter, the Bible study highlights a series of snapshots that build a biblical gallery of images that help us examine:

  • Who we are - as the People of God
  • What we're for - service and outreach in God's name
  • What we are called to be a part of - bearers of the difference that God’s redemption in Christ makes in the worlds into which He sends us to live for Him



Along with discussion questions and reflective prayers the Bible studies are supported by introductory DVD material from Rev. Frank Seller of Bloomfield Presbyterian Church, Belfast and an animation which presents each theme through an alternative visual medium. A range of snapshots drawn from around the Presbyterian Church in Ireland illustrate examples of what it means to be a people of service and outreach right here, right now in a variety of ways.


Our hope and prayer is that this resource will equip you and your congregation to more fully discover, and joyfully live out, your place in God's people of service and outreach to Ireland and beyond.