It’s Shrove Tuesday, which means pancakes, pancakes, pancakes! It also means Lent is about to start and along with it talk of fasting. It’s easy to feel pressured to give something up or to feel guilty if you don’t so we thought we’d take a quick look at what Lent is all about so we try […]

God with us

Scandal. Suspicion. Slaughter. Not the usual words you associate with Christmas. But because we see it through the filter of the whole story (and perhaps because we don’t want to make small children cry) we sanitise what happened. We read about a pregnant virgin and know that Mary wasn’t lying. We don’t have to worry […]


If you feel called to leadership in the area of musical worship, the Soul61 Leadership Course is for you! Within the course, you will be developing your leadership skills at the heart of Soul Survivor Watford. Joining one of two streams, either worship or leadership, you’ll be involved in church life as well as various […]

Leading a ministry time

We love spending time in God’s presence at our Naturally Supernatural conferences and we have a passion to encourage the church to move more and more in the ministry and power of the Holy Spirit. Mike and Andy have a book called ‘Everyday Supernatural’ coming out that you can pre-order here and we’ll be posting […]

Learning to lead

Have you ever heard someone learning how to play the violin? It’s an adventure for everyone’s ear drums! As the bow moves back and forth over the strings, the screech sends shivers down everyone’s spines. But slowly, as they spend hours practising in their room, the sounds become beautiful, relaxing and graceful. After they have […]

Invite one!

Inviting your mates to church can be scary can’t it? Will they laugh? Think you’re trying to shove the Bible down their throat? I’m not very good at it but I desperately want the people I love to know the God I love. Our church recently started something called ‘invite one’. It’s pretty simple: invite […]


What comes to mind when you think of exams? Panic? Confidence? Colourful revision guides or those strange individual desks? For some, just the thought of exams fills us with dread. If you’re taking exams this summer, there’s something you need to know: you are amazing. You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14), you are […]

Worship In The Valley

There’s something amazing about thousands of us gathering together each summer to spend time with Jesus and with each other. But by Easter, we’ve almost forgotten what that looks like. Schoolwork mounts up, summer holidays seem miles away and going to church couldn’t feel more different to all hanging out together in Stafford and Somerset. […]


Remember your first day at school? Mine was pretty intense. I was 5. I remember that there was a whole area in the classroom dedicated to sand and water; that was pretty exciting. I bonded with a slightly older lad called David but he moved to France about six months later. Still, the sand and […]

Love your neighbour as yourself

What do you think of when you hear the phrase ‘love your neighbour’? It comes from a passage in the Bible where Jesus was with a group of people and someone asked him: ‘Of all the commandments, which is the most important?’ Jesus replied; ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with […]