Free online resources
Resources for children and youth
Videos and YouTube channels
There are lots of great videos to help teach the Bible to children available on YouTube. Check out Saddleback kids for Bible stories suitable for kids up to age 10, or the Beginner’s Bible for younger children. The Beginner’s Bible website also has some extra activities. What’s in the Bible? with Buck Denver is also a firm favourite at St Anne’s and well worth checking out, as well as their website which has some extra activities such as colouring sheets and games.
Music and playlists
One of the best ways to help your children learn and remember Bible truths is to encourage them to sing them! Some of our favourite artists are Colin Buchanan, Awesome Cutlery, Sovereign Grace Kids, Slugs and Bugs, and Maynard’s Groovy Bible tunes. Search for them on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services.
Faith in Kids
Faith in Kids are streaming a daily family Bible-time video on their Youtube channel which is well-worth a watch! They’ve also started a new podcast stream designed especially for kids to listen to with their parents. In addition they offer a podcast especially for parents to help equip them for raising their children to know and love Jesus.
Resources for adults
Bible Gateway: Online Bible
Bible Gateway is a brilliant way to access the Bible online and provides lots of different translations and languages. The NIVUK version, which we use at St Anne’s, is even available to listen to read by actor David Suchet – just click on the speaker icon.
PrayerMate – prayer app
The PrayerMate app is an amazing tool to help you pray regularly for all the things you might otherwise forget to pray for! You can add your own prayer points for family and friends, and also download ready-made ones from churches, organisations, mission partners, and scripture. Daily prayer points for ST Anne’s are available on the app.
Clayton TV – videos and talks
Clayton TV has collated a vast array of amazing video-based resources and made them available for free through this website, including talks from major conferences, video-based courses, evangelistic tools, sermons… it really is a fantastic resource – check it out NOW!!
Hymns of Hope – music playlist from the Gettys
Singing truth about God and the hope we have in him can be a great way of helping us take these truths to heart. Keith and Kristyn Getty have put together this playlist of some of their songs which might be particularly helpful at the moment.
Christianity Explored is a short video-based course designed to help people get to grips with the basics of the Christian faith. If you’ve never done it it’s well worth doing, especially now as the videos are all available to watch on their YouTube channel during the lockdown.
Coronavirus and Christ
This free ebook written by John Piper offers six biblical answers to the question, What is God doing through the coronavirus?—reminding us that God is at work in this moment in history.
If you could ask God one question
This free ebook goes through some of the most commonly asked questions about God and faith and provides clear answers from the Bible. It’s well worth a read if you have questions of your own or if you want to be well equipped to help answer the questions your friends and family might ask.
The Bible project – scripture videos
The Bible project produces really great animated videos to help get adults and youth get to grips with books of the Bible and Biblical themes. Their Bible books series is particularly helpful in providing a simple visual overview of each book of the Bible – enjoy!