Inspirations

24.9.2021 | Bible Study, Congregational Life, Women's Ministry, Discipleship, Prayer, Presbyterian Women,


Inspiring women, living for Jesus

 

Inspirations is a resource for women’s ministry filled with engaging, relevant and thought-provoking content. The resource is designed to provide women’s ministry leaders with programme ideas, devotionals and creative guides based on biblical themes.

 

Inspirations 2020-22

In light of the challenges that all PW groups will face during the incoming session, it has been decided to extend the 2020/21 theme of Side by Side for a further twelve months. This will allow your group to use the materials in the Inspirations resource pack more sparingly throughout the year. We are also now making the pdf version of Inspirations free and it can be downloaded here. Further materials may be developed and circulated during the year to supplement those already to hand. 

Ordering Inspirations

You can purchase either of our Inspirations resources from the purchase window on this page or through the Presbyterian Women office – pw@presbyterianireland.org or +44 (0)28 9041 7256. A free PDF version is available with every copy purchased.

Using Inspirations

To learn more about the heart behind the creation of Inspirations, you can download and read the resource guide.

Inspirations is about inspiring women to go deeper in their faith. It’s about encouraging them to live in close proximity as disciples of Christ. It’s about equipping them to live lives that intentionally draw others into the heart of God. Inspirations has been designed to resource leaders in their service of, and devotion to, Jesus Christ across the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

 

Downloadable Side by Side Resources
Downloadable Handouts (pdf) Programme Powerpoints

Ideas for Getting Side by Side Conversation Starters

Programme 1: Side by Side Intergenerationally

Programme 2: Side by Side Caring for Each Other Prompt Cards

Programme 3: Side by Side in Hospitality

Programme 5: Side by Side in Prayer

Programme 6: Side by Side with the Holy Spirit

Blank Side by side themed slides

Caring for each other Side by side

Side by side devotions

Side by side in hospitality

Side by side in Prayer

Side by side Intergenerationally

Side by side with the Holy Spirit

Downloadable Restore Resources
Powerpoints

Christmas – The season of restoration

Restore a store of words

Restored from failure

Restore to factory settings

The restoring power of the gospel

The restoring touch of Jesus

 


 

Caring for Each Other Side by Side

Click to download fileIn this video programme we want to show that all God’s people should care especially for one another but also for those still outside his Kingdom. We hope to encourage each woman who listens to intentionally come alongside at least one other person to demonstrate God’s love and care.

Please feel free to download it for use in your group meetings over Zoom, Microsoft Teams or in whatever way you are meeting as restrictions allow.

 


 

Inspirations/Side by Side Devotional Videos

We're thrilled to share with you the first in series of devotionals written for Inspirations Side by Side. These videos are available to download and can be used in your online PW Group meetings. We hope you find these devotionals inspiring and encouraging, and that they will deepen your desire to grow in faith side by side with other women.

This first video is based on Philippians 1:27 - “Standing firm in one spirit with one mind striving Side by side for the faith of the gospel.”

 

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 

 In this second video we're reflecting on the need to develop deep and lasting relationships with one another as we walk through life, and particularly through this incredibly difficult season we all find ourselves in.

Further reading: 'Side by Side' by Ed Welch (Crossway 2015).

 

“Bear one another's burdens and so fulfil the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 

In this video we think about bearing with one another. The drift of culture seems to be towards individualism...The church of Jesus Christ is called to stand in contrast to this. We don't grow very well alone - we need one another.

Find out more about Side by Side at www.presbyterianireland.org/sidebyside

 

“Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.” 1 Peter 4:9 

The gospel is a story of radical hospitality. The birth, death, resurrection, ascension and return of Christ show us that our God has gone to tremendous lengths to search us out, welcome us and make us his people. Let’s think about this further as we listen to this devotional.

 

We really hope that you have been enjoying our Side by side devotions. This is our final one based on James 5:16; “Therefore, confess yours sins to one another and prayer for one another.”

Living side by side, even at a distance, is about sharing our faith, sharing our lives along with our successes and our failures. Let’s take time to think about this as we watch this final devotional video.