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Helping church leaders equip your people

If you are visiting from IVIO Synod 2021, here are the notes


We are all moving from months of responding to the COVID-19 crisis into a time of recovery. If you give time to those around you to recover, they are more likely to recover well. If you seek to bypass the recovery period, then you, your people, and subsequent generations can be dominated by it.

This page has some links to resources for you. Some are paid and some are free.


  • Online course helping people calm and find peace.

  • Christian Gratitude Journal designed to help people's relationship with God. 

  • Planner designed for Christian leaders trying to implement Life Model principles in their lives and church. 

  • Handouts for your members.

  • Liturgy / worship resources.

How to calm down and find peace - online course

This is the perfect course for small group use. There is content, exercises and biblical teaching. This is currently in beta testing and is available at an introductory price.  

 Mike Jones is the person with the deepest understanding of how to calm and come to peace that I have ever known.

  • Bishop Bill Atwood

Deeper Further online course 

Takes How to Calm Down and Find Peace to greater depth

Currently at an Introductory price.

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Would you like to feel positive, happier, and closer to God?

This is a practical, life-changing journal from Mike with

★ Bible verses to encourage you;
★ Prayer exercises;
★ Gratitude prompts to change your outlook on life;
★ Application for the workplace and difficult meetings;
★ Stories of how appreciation has changed lives.

If you want to be the person God created you to be, this journal will help you

★ improve your mood;
★ experience God’s presence;
★ feel happier and closer to God;
★ be a more positive presence for those around you.

Use the journal
★ in your quiet time;
★ in your small group;
★ in your workplace;
★ in your church.

Join Mike as you go on a seven-step journey
1. Get started!
2. Remember things you are grateful for.
3. Relive positive memories.
4. Ask God to bring to mind a memory.
5. Engage with your God-memories.
6. Do it through the day.
7. Pass it on.

The Christian Gratitude Journal is a great gift for someone needing a boost.

The revised version available from 21 August 21 has

★ an index to make it easy to use for small groups;
★ new exercises

“This is a fabulous book that helps you look at the good things in your life. It helped to lift me out of depression.

- Amazon Review.

An Amazing Planner

Amy Brown, Alive & Well and Thrive Today

Superb Planner, changed my daily life I use this planner everyday and it's transformed my work, personal and spiritual life! It's helped me create consistent habits and has brought focus back to my day (I actively pursue my long term goals rather than wasting the day!). In addition, It's integration of brain skills and Christian mindfulness takes personal development way beyond your ordinary planner.

Amazon review

The Purposeful Planner

Get life back into focus 

I developed this planner because I couldn’t find anything that would help me grow in my walk with God, grow relationally and emotionally, and also keep me on track with my busy life. Developing a planner resulted from a desire to create something that worked for me and the people I care for. Planners kept me organized but missed the heart; journals helped but didn’t keep me on track. What could I do? I made my own. This planner is a practical companion to
• Develop a purposeful life
• Grow in your walk with God.
• Cultivate emotional health and relational brain skills
• Achieve more while doing less.

Most Christians want to follow Jesus, be successful at work, and have happy relationships. However, many of us aren’t able to put these all together. This is what the Joyskills Purposeful Planner will help you do. Think of it as your helper towards the life you have always wanted.

Resources to give to others

We have three downloadable resources.


Recovering Together outlines the three things your people need to recover emotionally from COVID-19.


My Pandemic Experience is a worksheet we give to people to work through when they come into our building to pray and talk.


Immanuel Journaling is a very helpful prayer and journaling method.

Roadtested liturgy / worship resources

Thanksgiving - Lament - Confession 

Developed in response to our need to help people connect with God and their emotions this is a prayer sequence that we often use. See here for a handout you can use.


Short meditations / times of space online. See here for videos.



Daily Prayers.

Here you can see a sample of our daily prayers which seeks to bring in the needs to notice and name how we are doing and engaging with God. See here for a handout you can use.

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