Downloadable articles for churches and individuals to use

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Rev Viv has recently written a guide to teaching primary-aged children about communion. Because of her multidenominational background, it is suitable for a range of contexts but expecially Baptist and Presbyterian. This teaching was intended for use in September 2021 but due to Covid restrictions has not yet been introduced; however Viv has used most of this material in Kids Ministry lessons and All Age services on prior occasions.

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Kids Communion Lesson 2021

The Godshapedlife Library is an archive of documents that ministers and other leaders may find useful in teaching or practising discipleship. Most come from Rev Viv's own ministry life but some will have been sourced elsewhere, in which case that will be acknowledged.

Book Reviews

Discipleship Resources

Prayer Diaries


Spiritual Practices

Mentoring Resources

Pastor Support Resources

Pray as you go  Jesuit Daily Prayers, app available

Centering Prayer Contemplative Prayer Resources, app available

Ignatian Spirituality Examen and other Ignatian Prayers

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality  Deepening Discipleship

Upper Room Devotional Guide

Alive Now Thoughtful Spirituality

Kiwimade Preaching Insights and resources for preachers

All Age Worship Resources Philosophy and Resources for authentic intergenerational worship

Songselect Planning Worship

WorshipHouse Media and Worship House kids Multimedia Resources for churches 

The Jesus Timeline Useful Visuals

Christ at the Checkpoint Social Justice

Sermon pdfs:

Questionable Lives 1 (September 2016)

Questionable Lives 2 (September 2016)

Good News about Worship (November 2016)

Good News about Giving (November 2016)

Why Luther Matters (October 2017)


Audios are occasionally posted on sermoncloud.

Spiritual Practice pdfs:

The links in brackets are to an ISSUU version capable of being read on a smartphone or tablet.

Spiritual Pathways

The Examen

Joyful Singing



Care of Creation

Labyrinth Prayer                                                   [read Labyrinth Prayer on Issuu]

Seasons of the Spirit (Faith Stages)                     [read Seasons of the Spirit on Issuu]

Sharing Life Together (Small Groups)                  [read Small Groups on ISSUU]

Reading the Bible                                                 [read Reading the Bible on Issuu

Discernment - Individual

Discernment - Groups