Nidd Valley TED Talks – available to other churches

Nidd Valley Methodist Circuit continues to produce a short reflection online each Sunday – these mini “TED Talks” on a particular theme by members of the Circuit Team are done (mostly) in sets of three and are available on YouTube for other churches around the District to utilise.

(Do get in touch if your church/circuit has a particular resource that you’d like us to share more widely!)

History and Development of these online talks:
Since the beginning of lockdown, the Circuit provided weekly online pre-recorded services on Facebook and YouTube which were well-received by many people. As part of working out how these could help people grow as disciples of Christ, and also ease the pressure on staff and resources needed to create them, the circuit decided to change the format slightly from the beginning of January 2023. The videos no longer have music or hymns, were changed to 9am (not 10.30am), and moved to a TED talk style format. They are now short, informal but punchy talks. The preacher opens with a prayer, a short Bible reading, and then a talk of about 8-10 minutes finishing with a closing prayer. They are grouped together on YouTube into playlists so people can go back and listen to several successive talks on similar themes.

Here are the sermon series options so far available as playlists on YouTube (each with 3 videos on a theme) which you can link to, show, or use in your context:

The Infancy of Jesus” – by Revd Ruth Parry (Supernumerary)

“Eating with Jesus” – by Revd Moses

“Once upon a time” – a journey through Ruth (by Revd Ben Clowes – 4 videos)

Women of the Old Testament” – by Revd Lesley Taylor

Walking through the Book of Revelation” – by Clair Webster (Local Pastor)

Water” – by Revd Ruth Parry (Supernumerary)

Faces of Failure” – by Revd Moses

The Outrageous Grace of God” – by Revd Ben Clowes

Moses: Call, Conversation and Co-operation” – by Revd Lesley Taylor

Nidd Valley Methodist Circuit is very open to others being involved in this and offering a set of studies – so if you would like to contribute to this ongoing resource, do get in touch with Revd Ben Clowes (Superintendent Minister).