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Welcome to The Oak Church Family Resources Page. We hope the information and resources you find here will inspire and grow you, your children and the wider community. You can filter which resources you can see using the buttons below. These resources are created each week as part of our Sunday Gathering at The Oak, click here to join us live at 10:30am each Sunday.

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Who is the Holy Spirit and what does he do?

20th June 2021

This is week seven of the youth Alpha Course - ‘Who is the Holy Spirit and what does he do?’.

The Holy Spirit is… God with us. He is God with you! 

And he is a person – a he/she, not an it – the third person of the Trinity

If you ask God into your heart, The Holy Spirit is your source of strength and freedom. He brings change in our character. The Spirit gives us power to serve, and he fills our hearts with the love of God.

Bible Verses – please read these before Sunday

Acts 1:4 - 5 and verse 8

Joel 2:28 – 29

Ezekiel 36:26

Luke 4:18 - 19


Here’s a question – When you try to imagine the Holy Spirit, what images or words come into your mind? Please write them down and share with us on Sunday.

Meeting this Sunday 20th June 7-8:30pm

Our first week meeting back at our church building!!!! 

Please make sure a parent will be able to drop you off at 7 and pick you up at 8.30.

Please make sure your parents “check you in” just before they drop you off – you won’t be able to join us otherwise: 

https://theoak.ChurchSuite.co.uk – they will need to have a login

Or the Church Suite app

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See you soon
Rachel & the Oak Youth team

Welcome back! I hope you had a great week sunbathing!

13th June 2021

This is week six of the Alpha Course & this week in Oak Youth we will be looking at ‘Why & how do we read the bible’.

You might have heard the bible described in a variety of ways. Some call it God breathed or the very breath of God, God inspired or the word of God. Others call it the good book, the living word, the holy bible. Whatever we choose to call it, Christians believe that the bible is the actual word of God spoken through a variety of men including Jesus (God himself) & written down by scribes. In fact you can see some of the earliest copies of the original manuscripts (known as codex’s) both in a museum in New Jerusalem, Israel & in the British National Library in London - definitely worth a visit!

Here’s a question - If you were stuck on a desert Island, what three things would you bring? Would one be a bible? I’d love to know your favourite bible verse. Why not look it up and share it with us in our time together?

Looking forward to seeing you. This week we will be meeting at the same time, same place. See you on zoom at 7-8:30pm for one last week!

See you soon
Becks & the Oak Youth team

P.S. Next week we’ll be at the church building for Oak Youth at our usual time of 7pm so make sure you get signed up via church suite! 

Did somebody say holiday?

6th June 2021

Myself & the Oak Youth team wish you and your families a fun and restful half term and look forward to seeing you again on 13th june, where we will continue our Youth Alpha series with episode 6 on ‘Why & how do I read the Bible’.

In the meantime, continuing with the theme from our previous session, why not take some time out over half term to pray using the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. Remember to ‘keep it real’, it’s not just about giving Him a list of needs (although He wants to hear them), it’s about building a relationship with almighty God, friend of sinners.

Until next time,
Becks & the Oak Youth team

P.S. Don’t forget you can use this simple framework to help you talk to Jesus - praise, thank you, sorry & please.

Stories & songsWatch all

We sing songs and tell stories in all our Sunday gatherings of children and young people and encourage our families to sing and tell them during the week. (Double click once you've pressed play to put the video into full-screen.)

Jesus You Are

Casting Crowns - Love Moved First

Who You Are To Me

Gone

Do it Again

Raise A Hallelujah

Goodness of God

See A Victory

Graves into Gardens

The Blessing

Solid Ground

Dance all day

Newday is amazing. Here is one of the songs from last year!

Books & resourcesView all

There are so many resources available for us to use to help our families grow in God together. Here are a few that we have found helpful.

Five Minute Bible Stories

This is a new book we are using in the Nest for our 'Easter', 'Christmas' and 'God's wonderful world' sessions. A perfect Bible for young children, filled with great retellings of Bible stories that everyone will love.

Buy on Amazon

Noah’s Ark

A fantastic book we are using in the Nest for our 'Noah's Ark' sessions. It is a bright and colourful retelling of this well known Bible story, which is very suitable for young children.

Buy on Amazon

My Very First Prayers

This book is designed to help teach young children how they can talk to God. With fun rhyming text and beautiful illustrations, it describes how, where, when and why we should pray.

Buy on Amazon

The Story of Easter

The story is told in rhyme and uses beautiful illustrations to engage and inspire little minds as they explore the story of Jesus' death and resurrection.

Buy on Amazon

This Is Easter (Our Daily Bread for Little Hearts)

Introduce your little ones to Jesus and the true meaning of Easter through colourful images and rhyming text. This captivating book draws you into the story of Jesus - from telling fishermen to "come and follow me!" to giving His life on the cross. Perfect for toddlers, this engaging little book shows how Easter is all about God's amazing love!

Buy on Amazon

God Knows All About Me

This is a new book we are using in the Nest for our 'God made me' sessions. Using fun, engaging rhyme, this book shows our little ones from an early age that God knows everything about them. It goes through the different parts of the body and feelings and reminds us that whatever happens 'God knows all about me'!

Buy on Amazon

God Loves Little Me

Another book we are using in the Nest for our 'God made me' sessions. This short board book reminds us of some of the things God loves about his creations, complete with actions for children to join in with.

Buy on Amazon

This Is Christmas (Our Daily Bread for Little Hearts)

With lovely pictures and rhyming text, this book helps toddlers learn the true meaning of Christmas. Based on Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem, this adorable book leads young children straight to Jesus - the best gift of all!

Buy on Amazon

God Made Me This Way

We loved naming all the animals in this book in our Nest sessions about creation. From a monkey's swing to a zebra's stripes, God made all of us just the way we are! Using adorable animals, this book explores how fearfully and wonderfully God has made all of His creations.

Buy on Amazon

Stories Jesus Told

We have used this book in the Nest and the stories are fantastic for young children. With delightful illustrations and easy to read text, these simple, short and often funny stories are great for sharing truth with our children.

Buy on Amazon

Diary of a Disciple: Luke’s Story

Dr Luke has a story to tell. It's a super incredible, massively, mind-boggling totally AMAZING, absolutely awesome, epically HUGE story. Luke wrote down everything that happened because he wanted everyone, everywhere in the whole world to hear what he had to say.Luke's story tells you who Jesus is, what he did, the people he met, all the super interesting things he had to say, and it has a pretty jaw-dropping twist right at the end...Diary of a disciple: Luke's story is a contemporary retelling of Luke's Gospel. Written in a quirky, contemporary, accessible style, Diary of a disciple offers a way into the Bible for the next generation.

Buy on Amazon

Diary of a Disciple: Peter and Paul’s Story

Sheep falling from the sky, bald heads, fiery heads and wrinkly noses, boys falling out of windows, people throwing rocks, storms and shipwrecks, prisons and fish biscuits?! How could all of this be part of just one story? Well. Dr Luke has a story to tell a story about a man called Peter and a man called Paul. It s a totally epic tale, a stunning super-saga, a page-turning, jaw-dropping dazzler of a yarn and it s all here, in one book, just waiting for you to get stuck in... Diary of a Disciple: Peter and Paul s story is a contemporary retelling of the book of Acts. Written in a quirky, contemporary, accessible style, Diary of a Disciple offers a way into the Bible for the next generation.

Buy on Amazon

The NCV Youth bible

The New Century Youth Bible, first published in 1993, has consistently been among the top three selling Bibles in the UK.  Contemporary and easy to read, with lots of great explanatory notes and 'extra' bits to help young people relate the word to school, home, relationship issues etc. Ideal for any young person from around the age of 11 years, through the teen years and beyond. Boys might prefer the alternative colour cover design available here.

Buy on Amazon

The Jesus Storybook Bible

This children's bible is told in 44 stories- 21 from the Old Testament and 23 from the New Testament and is a firm favorite here at The Oak.  Every story links to the ongoing plan of God's "Never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love." It does this by linking every bible story to Jesus's death and resurrection.

"I like this Bible because the stories are long enough for a 9 or 10 year old not to feel patronized, but explanatory enough for a 5 year old to understand."

Buy on Amazon

Action Bible

This is a great bible for children and younger teens to enjoy the bible through the use of a comic strip.  It doesn’t mince its words and with 200 stories doesn’t shortcut some of the more difficult stories.

“We’ve found this to be so helpful for our boys, they’ve enjoyed it so much and have read the whole thing several times.” Chris & Lisa Mason

Buy on Amazon