Engage 2015


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Rugby World Cup resources launched for churches

A comprehensive set of resources for churches has been launched, to help them use the coming Rugby World Cup to engage with their community.

Engage 2015, has partnered with multiple organisations to produce a resource titled ‘Game Of Life’. The Resource has two key aspects consisting of a Luke’s Gospel & Acts Bible, alongside a DVD, both aimed at Churches.

‘Just pay the postage’, is the offer from Engage 2015 for their Game of Life Resource DVD – with 10 current player videos coupled with numerous PDF resources for download with an accompanying booklet. The aim is to help churches make the most of the world’s third biggest sporting event that comes to the UK this autumn.

‘This is a wonderful opportunity for churches, in the same way the London Olympics was’, says David Chawner, Engage 2015’s CEO.

The free pack includes a step by step guide to organising Rugby-themed events. These include a community festival – as a church or in partnership with a local rugby club. An event based round a live televised game with a rugby-related speaker, and a World Cup Breakfast.

The pack’s DVD has ten three-minute video testimonies by Christian players including England powerhouse Billy Vunipola and South African legend Ruan Pienaar. ‘They are ideal in the context of rugby-themed events organised by churches’, says David Chawner.

Included too is everything for a rugby-focused sports quiz, provided by Christians in Sport. Downloads from Scripture Union on how to engage with, churches, communities, and children, either in school through programmes designed for key stages 2 and 3 or a holiday club are also key assets available.
There’s also a short video covering the Christian roots of Rugby Union and evangelistic videos featuring Roy Crowne and Rico Tice designed for use at guest events.

The free Game Of Life resource pack can be ordered at www.gameofliferesource.co.uk
In addition, a pocket sized Game Of Life version of Luke and Acts has been produced in cooperation with Biblica. It includes testimonies from leading players like Samoan international Dan Leo, Pete Browne of London Welsh and Paul Marshall of London Irish. Plus a six-week study plan looking at ‘coach’ Jesus and his team.

The Game of Life Luke and Acts is in the NIV translation and comes in packs of 100 for £40 and 1,000 for £350. They can be ordered at www.gameofliferesource.co.uk

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Note to editors:

Engage 2015 has been established with the support of all the main Christian denominations to help churches serve their communities in the context of the Rugby World Cup – the world’s third largest sports event.

The Rugby World Cup is the world’s third largest international sports event – and comes to the UK during September/October 2015. Involved are 20 national squads – including all the home nations, 48 games and 50 training centres. All the games will be shown on ITV. The Game Of Life Resources can be ordered at www.gameofliferesource.co.uk


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