You are probably on this page because you have been involved in discussions that came about because you were using the Fruitbowl resource.
What is it?
Put simply Fruitbowl is a pack of 50 cards, each one a conversation starter. The Fruitbowl cards help you discuss the fruits of the Spirit with others whilst using the Bible as a base.
The Bible tells us that followers of Jesus have the fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness and Self-control. But what do these characteristics look like? Are they characteristics that we can all have? What happens if we live by them? Who is the Holy Spirit, and what does ‘Fruit of The Spirit’ really mean?
Where did it come from?
Fruitbowl was developed by Kathryn Alvis as part of her Mission Apprentice work at St Thomas Garretts Green. This Mission Apprentice cohort, as well as the design and printing of these cards, have been funded by a grant from the Church Commissioners and we would like to thank them for their support. Also integral to the development of this resource have been the following:
- Revd Susan Larkin, who was Kathryn’s supervisor.
- The congregation of St Thomas Garretts Green, who were the people using and testing the resource as it developed.
- Ian Jones and the St Peters Saltley Trust who funded the creation of the pilot packs of this resource.
The conversation does not stop with Fruitbowl though. Check out the links at the top this page to find out about projects and initiatives from Church of England Birmingham that you or your church could get involved with. Or if you don’t already go to a church find your local church so you can find others to continue the discussion with. You can join the conversation via the Mission Learning & Development Facebook Page too!