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God's Harvesters

The purpose of this course is to help you grow in your belief that you can be used by God to help your community on their journey towards a faith in Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. This course will allow you to grow in confidence and competence so that your witness can be offered to those around you. 


This course will include 4 weekly videos and worksheets for you to consider and this material will be made available each Sunday so please revisit this page for future updates. Please see the schedule below:

Week 1: Introduction 13th June
Week 2:
Our story 20th June
Week 3:
God's story 27th June
Week 4:
Connecting the Stories 4th July

In preparation for the course please see the video below based on Acts 1:8

Week 1. - Introduction, Sunday 13th June 2020.

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Jill's Video: https://youtu.be/22FAH0Ti0oQ

Week 1

"Their story"

God has a heart of love for all, and he calls us to be witnesses to that love, and to make disciples. Importance of prayer Thinking through who we come into contact with and how we might really listen to their story and what their current knowledge/relationship/understanding is about God.

Texts: Acts 1:1 - 11 Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven

1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach

2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.

3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.

5 For John baptized with[a] water, but in a few days you will be baptized with[b] the Holy Spirit.”

6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”

7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.

8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.

10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them.

11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

Week one work sheet:

Week One Work Sheet


Week 2. Our Story. Sunday 20th June 2020.

David's introduction.

David Spriggs

Welcome to week 2 news sheet!

We have all had many different experiences and are getting used to many new aspects of our present situation. We have learnt of friends and colleagues who have been ill with Covid 19, and some of us unfortunately, have experienced bereavement.

This makes us all think differently about life. The same is true for many of our family members and neighbours, who may not be Christians. That’s why Jill’s course is such a gift to us.

If you haven’t looked at last week’s material, please do so and also ensure that you make the best possible use both of the video, if you can, and of Jill’s Leaflet for week 2 of God’s Harvesters. This is God’s provision to help us to be prepared to share something of our faith to those who may just now be starting on a journey to discover Jesus. This will help us to help others discover Jesus.

This week is about seeing how our experience of Jesus can be helpful to others. We may feel it’s not dramatic like Paul’s conversion, but we have something unique that can help others – it’s our witness.

Also listen to the YouTube songs.

These two old favourites are telling the authors’ stories of what they have discovered about Jesus in their lives.

My short video supports this. We explore the experience of the man who was blind. You can read the story in John chapter 9. The Bible sheet delves into this too

The video links are

God’s Harvesters - see below.

The blind man’s story - see below.

Thank you for moving forward together.

David Spriggs

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Jill's "God's Harvesters" course video, week 2.

Our story - https://youtu.be/-dlC-NXrRDY

David's talk:

The blind man - https://youtu.be/XyQDheLjsBM

Week 2 work sheets: GOD'S HARVESTERS Work Sheet (2)


Amazing grace - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MZgXXUW08Q

What a friend we have in Jesus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XRmGEbH0qs


Week 3. God's Harvesters. Sunday 27th June 2020.

David's introduction.

David Spriggs

Welcome to week 3 news sheet!

But it is important that we prepare ourselves to be God’s witnesses. So please avail yourself of Jill’s video and or sheet.

Week 3 of God’s Harvesters course.

We want to be ready to share something of our faith with those who may just now be starting on a journey to discover Jesus.

This week is about seeing what God’s story is (week 1 was other people’s story – listening and praying; week 2 was seeing how our story can help).

My short video supports Jill’s focus. Paul’s talk to the people of Athens provides helpful clues for our context. The Bible Study by Derek adds to this. The video links are

God’s Harvesters 3 – https://youtu.be/_pQey6R2mfI

Connecting people to God - https://youtu.be/PhVG-1ePAnU

Thank you for being part of our church’s life

David Spriggs

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Jill's "God's Harvesters" course video, week 3.

God's Harvesters 3 - https://youtu.be/_pQey6R2mfI

Connecting People to God - https://youtu.be/PhVG-1ePAnU


For our choice click on the links below

Our Father https://youtu.be/ajMqhFz3FIk

Please note - There is another song as an intro to David's video plus Braunstone pictures - Do take a look.


Week 4. God's Harvesters. Sunday 4th July 2020.

David's introduction.

David Spriggs

Dear Christian Friends

Amazingly we are coming to the end of Jill’s course to help us in our witnessing. The video links are

God’s Harvesters 4 – https://youtu.be/V-i2L550q-8

Repent – https://youtu.be/89CSuadZtek

We owe Jill grateful thanks; the best way to show this is to really get involved with her videos and leaflets (you can watch them again!)

Thank you for being part of our church’s life

David Spriggs

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Jill's "God's Harvesters" course video, week 4.

God's Harvesters course week 4 - https://youtu.be/V-i2L550q-8

David’s talk on ‘repentance’ - https://youtu.be/89CSuadZtek


All I once held dear - https://youtu.be/oxpPIa-BskY

Good, good father - https://youtu.be/-ak0OoFBw3c