Taking Flight is a nest full of fresh and interesting ideas able to be adapted to a variety of worship and church settings. As a resource it seeks to highlight the applications of the weekly lectionary passages in an up to date, current way, to our world and our communities. Useful for the professional or layperson planning community worship or for the individual for personal reflection. Subscribe and receive your weekly copy every Tuesday. Just want to try it out? Buy a one-off week. Have a whole worship team who might want to use it? Purchase a multi-user subscription. Each week the resource is sent in advance of three Sundays before the Sunday for which it's written.
12 months multi-user - $150 (NZD) per year (Based on three users. Additional users $50 each. Contact us to add additional users)
These are available as digital downloads for quick access and use. Delivery will be immediately after payment.
Advent/Christmas - $9.99 (NZD) Includes resources for the four Sundays of Advent as well as an extra issue for Christmas Day. Arrives via email.
Lent/Easter - $25.00 (NZD) Includes weekly resources for the eight Sundays beginning the Sunday before Lent through to Easter Sunday. Includes extra issues for other key days in Lent. Arrives via email.
Season of Creation - $9.99 (NZD) Includes resources for the four Sundays of September
We're offering a FREE Friends of Kereru special option from 22 March until 12 April 2020. If your church has cancelled worship services or you're in self-isolation, join us remotely in a global worship service. Sign up to our Friends of Kereru email list and select ''Takeaway Taking Flight" in the sign up form and receive a free weekly worship service for use at home each week until Easter Sunday. You'll receive your Takeaway Taking Flight copy each Saturday night (NZT) sent from this email list. This is a new temporary resource created especially for the COVID-19 pandemic. Based upon our Taking Flight resource it includes a full worship service for use at home or on your own. We will review whether there is demand to continue the resource beyond the Easter Sunday date in the week prior.
Andrew Gamman's desire is to provide easy to use suggestions about how the applications could be used in a worship service or study group. His style is down to earth, accessible and widely valued. Prior to writing Taking Flight, Andrew wrote a weekly lectionary resource called '10 Minutes on a Tuesday' for the Methodist Church of New Zealand between 2010 and 2014. This resource was widely used in New Zealand and across the world, particularly in the Methodist denomination. 'Taking Flight' came about as a result of enquiries from people all over the world, who wanted to receive Andrew's weekly lectionary resources on an ongoing basis.
Taking Flight is a comprehensive source for jump starting my weekly liturgy and reflection. Love it! - Rev. Clarinda E. Crawford, United Methodist, U.S.A.
Looking for some fresh ideas to build on for worship? Try taking flight, to help you develop your ideas. - Rev Dion Blundell, Papakura Anglican, Auckland, New Zealand
Taking Flight is such a handy resource to have, I thoroughly recommend it especially for those new to planning Services. Joan. Stokes Valley Uniting Church. Methodist/Presbyterian.
What a great resource for preachers and worship leaders! Taking Flight has made an excellent contribution to the growth and health of the many Local Shared Ministry congregations in our diocese. – Chris Harris, Anglican Diocese, Auckland, New Zealand
I have been receiving your resource for a few years now and have always found it thoughtful, helpful and stimulating. - John, Mangere East Baptist Church, Auckland, New Zealand
Great new thoughts on the weekly lectionary readings which are a wonderful help when preparing services etc. - Barbara (Opunake Co-op Parish), New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Taking Flight is a great resource for leading worship and other contexts with plenty of food for thought and ideas that you can pick up when preparing for a Sunday service. - Jessica, Wesley Broadway Palmerston North Methodist Parish, Manawatu, New Zealand
I would highly recommend this website it has provided innovative ideas to progress local mission. The latest used being the advent meditation services. I used these to open the church on a Sunday evening. Only two or three from the church attended but fellowship was found from others attending, some who had not entered a church for over 20 years, drawn by the idea of meditation at this time. Time with God set aside from our busy-ness in a place of quiet. I also set up a labyrinth walk in conjuction with this service. - Rev. Felicity Smith, South Kaipara Anglican/Methodist, New Zealand
It is a privilege for me to write recommending ‘Taking Flight’ to you. I don’t like to admit that I find sermon prep hard. Sunday is always looming and sitting at my desk on a Tuesday morning is not my favourite thing to do. Andrew and Caroline have this resource especially for me. They help stimulate my thinking and my creativity and help focus my thoughts as I prepare to deliver God’s word to God’s people. I don’t always even go along with their thinking (mostly I do) but it puts me on the path. The additional resources for those special times get used regularly in our parish and I appreciate those especially because I am not capable nor do I have the time to come up with them myself. So a very big thanks to you both – you keep me on the straight and narrow. - Anne, New Zealand