We’re excited to release the first in a new series of Just Church podcasts – the fruit of an exciting new collaboration between CTC, the Church of England and Citizens UK. You can listen here or find it wherever you get your podcasts from. The notes for each podcast are here
In January, we launched a new project helping churches harness the potential of community organising for growing in discipleship, number and impact. The lockdown has made the work more challenging – but we believe it is as important as ever, and are keen to share ideas with the wider Church to generate further conversation from which we too can learn.
An increasing body of evidence shows that social action and church growth are not “either/or” alternatives. When churches reach out to work with their neighbours to work for the common good and also are more intentional about supporting and welcoming those who want to journey in, growth seems to be more deeply rooted in place – and more representative of the demography of the neighbourhood.
In its first phase, the project is working with two churches who have already made significant progress in harnessing the potential of community organising – St Mary’s Walthamstow and St John’s Hoxton.
Notes on the project
This new project has been developed in collaboration with the Barking Episcopal Area of the Diocese of Chelmsford and the Stepney Episcopal Area of the Diocese of London – and is being funded by the Church of England’s Strategic Development Fund
Podcast produced by the Centre for Theology and Community.
Music: Carefree Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/