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Getting Started in your Neighbourhood

Sometimes the level of need around us can feel overwhelming. We know as Christians we are called to act, but where do we start? This is practical workshop to give you & others from your church time to step back and consider: What does poverty/ isolation look like where you live? What gifts, skills and strengths do you already have in your church? What is already happening locally? And how could you and your church get involved? Using practical tools and drawing on stories from other places, come to explore these questions and consider what you have the potential to do.

There are 2 options for this practical workshop.

The first option is a one-off 2-hour session designed to help churches start to reflect on their local area- what is going well in the area? What is already happening? What gifts and skills might already exist within the church and the local area and how could these be used creatively?

The second option is an expanded series of 2x 2 hour sessions designed to give you and others from your church time to step back and consider: What does poverty/ isolation look like where you live? What gifts, skills and strengths do you already have in your church? What is already happening locally? And how could you and your church get involved?

These workshops are all about starting small and starting well. We use practical tools to explore these questions and consider what you have the potential to do.

It may also be useful if you are running a number of activities but are aware that they could be more effective or be developed. The session is flexible to suit the local context and situation of the church and can be extended if needed.

We offer both a rolling programme of these where people from different churches come together to explore their contexts and also can deliver this to individual churches.

Feedback from Getting Started workshops:

“The seminar was really helpful as we have a new minister who came too and so as a team we were able to consider where the church is at and what our plan is for the different areas. Also how we differed on where thing fit into the working with/being with model. It helped us to see a way forward and where the potential is with what we do”
Rebecca, church community worker
I found the whole morning really helpful. It was really interesting how, after discussion and working together we discovered so much aboutourselves. This was really encouraging. I found the exercise about neighbours very challenging – i.e. how little time I spend in meaningful conversation with others. Hannah was brilliant - very encouraging and prayerful. Very good at drawing things out of us in a prayerful and gentle way. This morning was really helpful to help us to take stock of what the church St Peter and St Paul’s is and does, and will help us to prepare for the future. Thank you for sharing so much of your own experience with us, and for reminding us of our calling to spread the good news of Jesus as we engage in our social events.
Feedback at St Peter & St Paul's Hucknall

Invite us to come visit your church or project!

If you’d like to invite TNT to come and run a workshop at your church, then do get in touch with Hannah Buck