Inspiration

Welcome to the Inspiration section of the Activate website. Here we hope to provide you with useful stories, articles, videos, etc., to inspire you and share with you ideas from other Activate readers.

Runner-up is the real win – what my new obsession with Sam Ryder has reminded me this week

Who could have missed the pure joy on Sam Ryder’s face when he heard the final vote and discovered he had come second in the Eurovision Song Contest? He didn’t make the top spot on the Official UK Chart this week either.  Second place looks pretty good on him though!   I was late to the …

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‘More people want to know more about Jesus today than they did in 2015!’

45% of people in the UK believe in the Resurrection. Does that surprise you? After a conversation with a Christian, one in three not-yet-Christians want to know more! Talking Jesus SurveyWe’ve just watched the live launch of the Talking Jesus survey results released by the Evangelical Alliance today. The full report will be available in …

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The Well of Contemplation – a creative piece by Margaret Mayer

This week we have a piece written by one of our long-time supporters, Margaret Mayer.  It seems a good time to share this gorgeous writing.  It inspires us to hope and reflects some of our feelings and thoughts as we emerge from a period of difficulty and isolation. Margaret wrote to us before the weekend …

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Rescuing our teens: Speak out your encouragement and acceptance as if their lives depend on it

I feel uneasy about teens going after more ‘likes’ when they post photos on social media. It is well documented that they spend hours in front of their phones. (Let’s stop judging them for this, as we do it too!) Even after taking dozens of selfies, in just the right light, many just won’t post anything. …

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